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PAL Question 

Does the Opuntia fragilis in the Puget Sound carry a vernacular name of dune or shore prickly pear?

Answer 

The most common vernacular name of the cactus Opuntia fragilis in Washington is brittle prickly pear. When I searched for dune or shore prickly pear, I found these common names connected with other species of Opuntia.

For more information about Opuntia fragilis, see the Washington Flora Checklist and the USDA Plant Profile.

Keywords Opuntia, Native plants--Washington, Cactaceae (Cactus family), Cactus
Season All Season
Date 2007-12-06

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