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Last updated 12/8/2008 by David Giblin.
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.[FNA4, HC, HC2]
brittle prickly-pear, little prickly-pear

Publication: Suppl. Pl. Succ. 82. 1819.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

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

References:

» Benson, L. D. 1982. Cacti of the United States and Canada. Stanford.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. var. brachyarthra (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) J.M. Coult.[KZ99]
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. var. fragilis[KZ99]