Plant habit on the north side of the Franklin Mountains, 11 Mar 2006.
A flower and developing fruit on the bajada on the west side of the Organ Mts., 20 May 2005. This and the following two pictures are from a plant that in its large, green pads resembles Opuntia engelmannii, and may result from hybridization with that species. The trailing stems and red-centered flowers, on the other hand, are typical of O. phaeacantha.
Plant habit on the west bajada of the Organ Mts., 5/20/05.
Closer view of areoles on the west bajada of the Organ Mts., 5/20/05.
Plant habit near Buehlman Canyon on the east side of the Santa Catalina Mountains, 31 Dec 2008.