Plant ID forum: Creeping Beavertail (Opuntia aurea)

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 1, 2013 1:50 PM CST

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I've posted these pics to Opuntia basilaris as per the tag at SCBG but the Flora of North America and others indicate O. basilaris has magenta flowers. Any help appreciated.
Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris)
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=2...
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JRsbugs
Jan 1, 2013 2:38 PM CST
Opuntia basilaris var aurea

http://www.robhuntley.ca/Gardens/Cacti-Succulents/3698682_nR...

http://www.desertnorthwest.com/gallery/gallery_pinyuh.html

http://www.valleysucculents.ca/Opuntiabasilarisvaurea.html

http://www.holidayjunction.com/cacti/winterhardy.html
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 1, 2013 3:31 PM CST

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Wow, that was fast. Thanks Janet.
Opuntia aurea syn. Opuntia basilaris var. aurea has yellow flowers.
http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/details/species/id/117853...
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=2...
Evan
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jan 1, 2013 3:48 PM CST
I thought it might be O. aurea but I decided to let you check on that! Not that I'm feeling lazy. Hilarious!

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-5100053

http://opuntiads.com/html/opuntia-aurea.html
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jan 1, 2013 4:22 PM CST

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Lazy, ha! Besides it's new years and shame on me for not wishing you one. Happy New Year!
Evan
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jan 1, 2013 4:43 PM CST
And a prosperous New Year to you and all!

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