Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 2543, Opuntia fragilis  
 

 

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  Cactaceae Opuntia fragilis
Photographed 22 November 2021.

Plants of Jefferson County Open Space
Jefferson County, Colorado
Cactaceae

Opuntia fragilis (Nuttall) Haw.  Brittle Pricklypear.

Lippincott Ranch, Jefferson County, Colorado. Southwest quadrant of the "panhandle" southern part of the ranch, on a bench between two ephemeral streams, 21.7 km. north northwest of the GNIS location of Golden. 39.9007N, 105.2704W. WGS 1984 Elev. 1958 m. Rooted in soil beside, and then growing on top of, a large boulder. Mostly open prairie, with just a few ponderosa pines. This cactus was also observed among rocks and ponderosa pines along the crest of the ridge to the north. Lippincott Ranch is jointly owned by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space.

Collected by permit: Jefferson County Open Space, 2021, issued: Apr 1, 2021, to: Tom Schweich.

Tom Schweich, with John Vickery 2543. 29-Jun-2021

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