Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Common Name: FRAGILE PRICKLY-PEAR
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub
Status: E

A species of the western part of North America; Michigan is close to the eastern end of its range. Thriving on Huron Mountain in Marquette Co. on sunny rock surfaces; in Ogemaw Co. of uncertain status on a hill east of St. Helen (where collected in 1967, MSC).

Locations

Marquette County
Ogemaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=690.