Brittle Prickly Pear
They’ve planted some Opuntia fragilis in a parking strip up in Washington.
Volunteer Janet Mullen shows where a third cactus bloom is starting among the collection of Sequim cactus in the planter strip outside the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 1192 E. Washington St. Photos by Brian Gawley.
If you click through the link you’ll get to see a close-up of the cactus and the flower. I’ve never seen such a large patch of O. fragilis. Usually they’re tiny scraggly bits and pieces with dead spots and weeds; really just a horrible nasty mess. Although we do sell some wonderful little pots of the stuff at the nursery. Anyway, clearly that doesn’t apply to this patch. It appears to be lovingly tended.