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Cow Tongue Prickly Pear
Scientific Name: Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis (Griffiths) B.D. Parfitt & D.J. Pinkava (IK)
Synonym: Opuntia linguiformis
Family: Cactaceae
Cow Tongue Prickly Pear (Opuntia  engelmannii var. linguiformis)
Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis at the DBG in early May
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13

Frost Tolerance: 10F (-12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central Texas

Growth Habits: Prickly pear forming dense clumps, up to 10 feet tall (3 m) or more; gray-green pads

Watering Needs: Low water use

Propagation: Cuttings

Cow Tongue Prickly Pear (Opuntia  engelmannii var. linguiformis)

Cow Tongue Prickly Pear (Opuntia  engelmannii var. linguiformis)

Blooming Habits:
Yellow orange flowers in the spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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