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

Opuntia erinacea
Cactaceae

Height: 1'

Stem: Stems spread 3' in diameter. The pads are blue-green, flat, elliptical and grows to 5" long and 2" wide. The spines are 5". They also have tiny, barbed hairs known as glochids common to all prickly-pears and chollas.

Flowers/Fruit: The flower is red to pink to yellow depending on its location. It is 3" wide with many petals. The fruit is brown, elliptical and 1 1/43" long.

Form/Habitat: Sandy or gravel soils on slopes 3,000' to 7,000' in the desert and woodlands.


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