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Keywords: Opuntia, Native plants--Washington, Cactaceae (Cactus family), Cactus

PAL Question:

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


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.

Season All Season
Date 2017-01-12
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Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Succulent plants, Cactus

Garden Tool: With foliage plants all the rage these days and drought tolerance a must, consider adding a few succulents to your garden. A new book by Yvonne Cave called Succulents for the Contemporary Garden (Timber Press, 2003) highlights many beautiful succulents that can grow outside in well draining soil. If you want to learn more about the wonderful world of cacti and succulents join a society: The Cascade Cactus and Succulent Society of Washington state meets once a month, usually at the Center for Urban Horticulture. Contact president Eugene Collias, (206)633-5577 for details on joining, or go to their website. Also consider joining the Cactus and Succulent Society of America, which publishes an excellent bimonthly glossy magazine. Contact Mindy Fusaro, CSSA Treasurer, PO Box 2615, Pahrump, NV 89041-2615, (775)751-1320.

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Date: 2003-04-01
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