Washington Flora Checklist
A Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Washington State
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Checklist » Cactaceae » Opuntia fragilis

Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. [FNA4, H&C, JPM]
Cactaceae
brittle or little prickly-pear

Origin: Native

Voucher: WTU (view specimen records)

Notes: Found on islands in Puget Sound and also wide-ranging east of the Cascades, as far as the Great Lakes.

Literature:
» Benson, L. D. 1982. Cacti of the United States and Canada. Stanford.

Photo © Jim Riley
(from WTU Image Collection)

Taxon treatment authored by Peter F. Zika; last updated 12/8/2008 by David Giblin
Synonyms
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. var. brachyarthra (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) J. M. Coult.   [KZ99]
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. var. fragilis    [KZ99]




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