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Opuntia fragilis


Common Name(s): Brittle Cactus, Fragile Prickly Pear, Loose Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Cactus fragilis, Opuntia brachyarthra
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan - Canada : Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: Green, YellowEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Near Granite Falls, MN

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Big Stone Wildlife Refuge, Near Ortonville, MN

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Charles Barnum Private Collection, Sparks Nevada

Photographer: Charles Barnum
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Charles Barnum Private Collection, Sparks Nevada

Photographer: Charles Barnum
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Wheeler County, Oregon

Photographer: David Mosey
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Wheeler County, Oregon

Photographer: David Mosey
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Wheeler County, Oregon

Photographer: David Mosey
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Wheeler County, Oregon

Photographer: David Mosey
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Wheeler County, Oregon

Photographer: David Mosey
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Near Monticello, Utah

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Jeffers Petroglyphs, Minnesota

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Jeffers Petroglyphs, Minnesota

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Jeffers Petroglyphs, Minnesota

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: River Glen Gardens, Little Sauk, MN

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: River Glen Gardens, Little Sauk, MN

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Osoyoos (Desert Center) British Columbia, Canada

Photographer: De Bock Robert
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Osoyoos (Desert Center) British Columbia, Canada

Photographer: De Bock Robert
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Eastern Washington

Photographer: Paul Symington
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Eastern Washington

Photographer: Paul Symington
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Eastern Washington

Photographer: Paul Symington
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Eastern Washington

Photographer: Paul Symington
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Eastern Washington

Photographer: Paul Symington
Opuntia fragilis
O. fragilis
Picture taken at: Eastern Washington

Photographer: Paul Symington

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