Opuntia fragilis (Brittle Prickly Pear)

Opuntia fragilis

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: brittle prickly pear
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 8
    Type: Forb

Opuntia fragilis, or Brittle Prickly Pear, is a native cactus that grows in most of the western United States, on forest edges, along railroads and in prairies.

In our yard, this grows in the Prairie.

Our growing score: 3

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


Back to Plants O - P.