brittle pricklypear
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.Cactaceae

common name synonyms: brittle cactus, little pricklypear, fragile cactus, jumping cactus

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Caryophyllidae

order: Caryophyllales

growth form: shrub, subshrub, cactus

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: North America

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth