[The Cactus Family in the Columbia River Gorge]

Columbia Prickly Pear

Opuntia X columbiana

Synonyms: Opuntia erinacea var. columbiana, Opuntia fragilis X polycantha, Opuntia polycantha var. polycantha

Columbia Prickly Pear: Opuntia X columbiana  (Synonyms: Opuntia erinacea var. columbiana, Opuntia fragilis X polycantha, Opuntia polycantha var. polycantha)

One of the flattened pads of Columbia prickly pear as seen above the Avery Boat Ramp in the Columbia River Gorge..................June 3, 2009.

Columbia Prickly Pear: Opuntia X columbiana  (Synonyms: Opuntia erinacea var. columbiana, Opuntia fragilis X polycantha, Opuntia polycantha var. polycantha)

Columbia prickly pear as seen above the Avery Boat Ramp in the Columbia River Gorge..................June 3, 2009.

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