About Bunny Ear Cactus
The bunny ears cactus forms a dense shrub, about 40–60 cm tall, with pad-like stems 6–15cm long and 4–12cm wide. It has no spines, but rather numerous white or yellow glochids (hair-like prickles) that are 2–3mm long and found in dense clusters.
The flowers emerge from the top edges of the pads in April and May. The yellow flowers appear only rarely.
Opuntia microdasys has no spines.Opuntia microdasys, also known as the bunny ear cactus.
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Opuntia microdoses is a species of cactus native and endemic to central and northern Mexico. This plant has the appearance of a shrub and spreads out to cover between 2-5 feet of ground as a mature plant. This cacti has no central stem or leaves.
Flowers will always sprout from the terminal ends of segment pads. These are a creamy yellow in color, and fade to peach once fertilized. Flowers will turn into 2 inch long fruits varying from purple to red in color.