Flower of Opuntia chlorotica, south of Kingman, Arizona. Habit of Opuntia chlorotica, south of Kingman, Arizona.
Common Name Pancake Prickly Pear, Dollarjoint Pricklypear
Latin Name Opuntia chlorotica
Family Cactaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones  
Type / Form Cactus / Medium
Native Habitat Southwest deserts and grasslands below 5,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width Maximum 5 feet X 5 feet, usual 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Evergreen, light green
Flowers Yellow-orange flowers in spring, red fruits
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds, cuttings
Pest and diseases  
Landscape uses Container, rock garden, barrier, low maintenance
Garden Suitability Sonoran
Nature Value Flowers used by bees, fruits eaten by birds and mammals, leaves eaten by tortoise
Native American Uses Fruits and pads eaten
Links  
    Images, and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Opuntia_chlorotica.html
    Images, and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5931
    Images, and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia_chlorotica
    Images, and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Cactaceae/Opuntia_chlorotica.html
    Images, and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/63695/
    Images and data http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/pancake_prickly_pear_cactus.htm
    Images, and data http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/pancake_prickly_pear_cactus.htm
    Images, and data http://www.nazflora.org/Opuntia_chlorotica.htm
    Images http://www.mojavenp.org/opuntia_chlorotica_mojave_national_preserve.htm
    Data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OPCH
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242415191
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=OPCH
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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