Opuntia macrocentra Blackspine Prickly Pear
CACTUS. A low prickly pear with creeping branches. Pads
light bluish green, may turn purple in winter. Central spines very
long, striped black and white, confined to areoles at the top of the pad.
Flowers yellow with red stripes. Fruits bright red, oval. Rare
in the Empires in extremely dry, loose soil where few other plants will
FAMILY: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)