Brittle Pricklypear - Opuntia fragilis
MNPS Threat Rank
Stems prostrate, mat-forming; the segments subcylindric, 2–4 cm long, easily detached. Spines 3 to 8 per areole, gray, 5–20 mm long. Flowers with tepals ca. 15 mm long. Fruit tan, 1–3 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC to ON south to NM, TX and IL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.