Opuntia microdasys var. Albispina

Please note: This photo was taken at sunrise, causing the pads to appear darker.
Please note: This photo was taken at sunrise, causing the pads to appear darker.

The Opuntia microdasys var. Albispina is a freely clustering cactus with miniature green pads. As this species matures, it forms a dense shrub. Areolas contain soft, white glochids. Glochids are prominently arranged in manicured/neat rows. Flowers are lemon yellow in color. Fruits are red. Nursery selected cultivar.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9b - 11
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Latin Name: 
Opuntia microdasys var. Albispina
Common Name: 
Bunny Ear Prickly Pear, Angel's Wings, Polkadot Cactus, Bunny Cactus, Bunny Ears Cactus, Rabbit Ears Cactus, White Bunny Ears

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RoboCop (1987)
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