Synonym: Opuntia longiareolata, Opuntia basilaris ssp. whitneyana, Opuntia whitneyana, Opuntia basilaris var. whitneyana, Opuntia basilaris var. treleasii, Opuntia treleasii, Opuntia basilaris var. ramosa, Opuntia brachyclada ssp. humistrata, Opuntia humistrata, Opuntia basilaris var. humistrata, Opuntia basilaris var. heilii, Opuntia brachyclada, Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada, Opuntia basilaris var. longiareolata
The Beaver-tail Cactus is a smaller prickly pear cactus, and it will often start blooming when it has only two pads. Beware that the glochids (these little barbed bristles organized in clusters) can penetrate the skin.
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