Small (ish) Opuntia

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Small (ish) Opuntia

Post by ralphrmartin » Mon May 17, 2021 6:28 pm

I'm suppose this is probably too big for this forum, but anyway, it's not large as Opuntias go - and it's nice to see it flowering:

Opuntia microdasys 'Alba'
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Re: Small (ish) Opuntia

Post by Mike P » Mon May 17, 2021 6:30 pm

Lovely.
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Post by RAYWOODBRIDGE » Mon May 17, 2021 9:04 pm

I would say that is small Ralph, nice clean plant as well.
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Re: Small (ish) Opuntia

Post by juster » Mon May 17, 2021 10:19 pm

Nice plant, lovely flowers (tu)
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Re: Small (ish) Opuntia

Post by Kees » Tue May 18, 2021 8:49 am

Plant looks cuddly but its glochids are terrible. Bacause of its glochids it is also called cow blinder.
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Re: Small (ish) Opuntia

Post by Tony R » Tue May 18, 2021 9:01 am

Kees wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 8:49 am
Plant looks cuddly but its glochids are terrible. Bacause of its glochids it is also called cow blinder.
One of the alba/albispina clones has soft glochids and is quite strokeable.
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Re: Small (ish) Opuntia

Post by ralphrmartin » Tue May 18, 2021 5:50 pm

Are you offering a testing service, Tony? :grin:

There's also a form of the common stinging nettle that doesn't sting. but for fairly obvious reasons I have yet to find it.
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