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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Opuntia microdasys-Rabbit Ears
 monstrose form

  Gold Swirl Cactus is a mutated form of regular O. microdasys. Pads are light green in color, and are curved and wavy in appearance. Pads are also covered with many small glochids. Yellow to pink flowers are produced in the spring. This Mexican native does best in full sun. Can adapt to most well-drained soils.

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