Full size picture of Funny Bunny (Opuntia microdasys f. monstrosus) Bunny Ears, Polka Dot Cactus (Opuntia  microdasys) Opuntia microdasys var. albispina
Common Name Bunny Ears, Polka Dot Cactus, Funny Bunny, Angel's Wings
Latin Name Opuntia microdasys
Native Habitat Texas, New Mexico, eastern Arizona, northern Mexico
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month in summer
Height X Width 4 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism Hairy looking barbed glochids
Leaves Green evergreen with spines
Garden Suitability Sonoran
Ornamental Value Pale yellow flowers spring to early summer, red fruits
Nature Value Fruits eaten by birds and some mammals
Native American Uses Food
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Opuntia_microdasys.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/70008/
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Opuntia_microdasys.html
    Images and data http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=OPMI4
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia_microdasys
    Images http://www.f-lohmueller.de/cactus/Opuntia/gf_co4.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.rsigrowers.com/cactus/opuntia/opuntia-microdasys-monstrose/prod_90.html
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Opuntia%20microdasys&sref=9501
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=OPMI4
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Opuntia+microdasys
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242413855
              Home