Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4126

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on coastal dunes and coastal scrub, occasionally in water-logged saline soils of mangroves, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual or sometimes functionally staminate
Radially symmetrical
Numerous tepals (usually)
Numerous stamens (usually)
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Dark pinkish-purple
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Opuntia stricta var. dillenii   FAMILY Cactaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Opuntia dillenii   FAMILY Cactaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Opuntia stricta

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Opuntia stricta var. dillenii

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Prickly Pear, Shell Midden Prickly-pear, Yaaxpakan


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image of Opuntia stricta var. dillenii

Keith Bradley    kab_o_stricta_dille_00175

April    Monroe County    FL

Inner tepals light yellow throughout; filaments, anthers style & stigma yellow, per Flora of North America.

image of Opuntia stricta var. dillenii

Keith Bradley    kab_o_stricta_dille_09981

April    Monroe County    FL

image of Opuntia stricta var. dillenii

Keith Bradley    kab_o_stricta_dille_09992

April    Monroe County    FL

Spines 0-11 per areole, generally curved and spreading from the areole margins, per Weakley's Flora.