CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-17nov 13-12-17
Status: record opuntia_fragilis - Mon, Jan. 22, 2018 11:09 ET c
Opuntia fragilis
common namebrittle prickly-pear
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life form stem succulent
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.1
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
state rank
S1      ranking system key
global rank
G4G5      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (2):
Little Shasta (716B) 4112264, Lake Shastina (716C) 4112254
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Siskiyou (SIS), Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), Iowa (IA), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Kansas (KS), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Montana (MT), North Dakota (ND), Nebraska (NE), New Mexico (NM), Nevada (NV), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), South Dakota (SD), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)(volcanic)
blooming period Apr-Jul  
elevation range820 - 880 meters
Known in CA only from Owl's Head in the Shasta Valley. Probably reduced by grazing.
full nameOpuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
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Additional information:
standard acronym  OPFR Element Code  PDCAC0D0H0
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2017. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-17nov). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Mon, Jan. 22, 2018 from

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