Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


987

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it on dunes on barrier islands, 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:
Summer/Fall
Magenta
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Opuntia pusilla   FAMILY Cactaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Opuntia pusilla   FAMILY Cactaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 132-01-002:
Opuntia drummondii   FAMILY Cactaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dune Prickly-pear, Dune Devil-joint, Devils-joint Cactus