Opuntia Polyacantha, or more commonly know as Plains Pricklypear, is a shrub with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Opuntia. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 2 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring summer fall, blooms during late spring, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Opuntia Polyacantha or Plains Pricklypear's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
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