Opuntia rufida Engelm.
Prickly Pear Cactus
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Caryophyllidae||Cacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts|
|Order||Caryophyllales||Includes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants|
|Family||Cactaceae||Succulent (water-storing) plants, often spiny|
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Opuntia rufida description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 4 Sep 2013.
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8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1 × 0.7 m)
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