My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“The lasting value of my Capstone will be the knowledge and experience I gained in supporting such growth and development in my students through the project.”
Courtney Bodine, Graphic Design major

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Opuntia fulgida

Height: Up to 15'

Stem: The joints are green and cylindrical up to 6" long. They detach very easily. The spines are yellowish, barbed and 1 1/4" long in clusters of 2 to 12. They also have tiny, barbed hairs known as glochids common to all prickly-pears and chollas.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom May to August. The flowers are deep pink. It is 3/4" wide at the top. They bloom on top of the previous years fruit forming what appears to be a chain. and contain many petals. The fruit is green, oval, 1 1/2" long and contains spines. The fruit is also infertile. Instead, the cholla reproduces by dropping joints which will root and grow.

Form/Habitat: Found in the desert and hillsides from 1,000' to 3,000'. Thier range is only sothern Arizona.

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