Scientific name: Anthophyta: Dicotyledonae: Caryophyllales: Cactaceae: Opuntia humifera
Common Name: Pickly Pear Cactus
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Keywords: A Botanical Society of Washington BSWCOCNHP Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park COCNHP
Above are the stems of Opuntia humifera (Pickly Pear Cactus, Cactaceae). The leaves are of Erythronium americanum (Yellow Trout Lily, Liliaceae). The pink flowers in the last figure are of Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty, Portulacaceae).
On 12 April 2003, the
Botanical Society of Washington
, energetically led by Dr. Dan H. Nicolson, enjoyed a delightful warm, sunny day of about 70 degrees F at the
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.
To find all pages on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park on this Website, please use the “keyword” “COCNHP."
To find all pages on trips of the Botanical Society of Washington to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park on this Website, please use the “keyword” “BSWCOCNHP."
(E. M. Barrows 14 March 2005)