TEXAS CACTI

 

Opuntia azurea (Purple Prickly Pear)

 

BLOOM PERIOD: April - May

HABITAT: Rocky desert flats, hillsides, and grasslands.

SUBSPECIES: (1) O. azurea aureispina, (2) O. azurea discolor, (3) O. azurea azurea, (4) O. azurea diplopurpurea, and (5) O. azurea parva.

1. TEXAS: Brewster County, Big Bend National Park, 2006
   
 
1. TEXAS: cultivated at Sul Ross State University cactus garden, 2006
 
1. TEXAS: cultivated at Sul Ross State University cactus garden, 2006
 
5. TEXAS: Brewster County, Big Bend National Park, 1987
 
5. TEXAS: Brewster County, Big Bend National Park, 1987
 
5. TEXAS: Brewster County, Big Bend National Park, 2006
 
4. TEXAS: Presidio County, Sierra Vieja Mnt., 2007
 
4. TEXAS: Presidio County, Sierra Vieja Mnt., 2007
 
4. TEXAS: Presidio County, Sierra Vieja Mnt., 2007