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Knowledgebase record #52


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


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