Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: opuntia cacti in Loomis, wa Okanogan County

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Name: Mark Mallon
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Jul 16, 2013 4:37 PM CST
These cactus were found by my friend, Steve Collins working at Flower Song farm in Loomis, Wa ( https://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=&ll=48.812996,-119.65143... )
they could be opuntia fragilis , opuntia polyacantha or opuntia x columbiana
it has the longer spines of o. polyacantha and like many i have seen some of the cacti look like they could be fragilis
o. columbiana has been described as a hybred between the o. polyacantha and o. fragilis so i would cautiously call it that.


first here is a photo of the area taken from Flower Song farm. the rock outcrop that you see is where he found the cacti, on the back slopes
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here are some photos of the cacti and one succulent he found there
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i do not know what the succulent is

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i do not have any photos of the cacti in the ground

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 16, 2013 5:08 PM CST
The succulent could be from the Crassula family. I wonder if its growth will be upright or vining type.
Name: Calin
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Jul 24, 2013 12:02 AM CST
Or... it may well be just a weed.
I am not familiar with what grows around there, but it looks a LOT like the horrible purslane. Portulaca.
And if it is... you don't want any seeds to fall in your garden as you won't be able to get rid of it.
Unless you treat it as a greenie for your salad... which many people do!
Just a possible ID !
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sheryl
Jul 25, 2013 9:27 AM CST
I tend to agree with you, Calin - that's what I thought when I first saw it.
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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Jul 25, 2013 4:16 PM CST
Vascular Plants of Okanogan County lists " Portulacaceae: Portulaca "
i think that it is Portulaca
thanks for the help Calin and Sheryl
i am not sure if i will keep it, not in the ground where i put it anyway
kinda cool though salad greens succulent
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Jul 26, 2013 12:22 AM CST
Welcome.
I've read recently about this miracle plant... salad, Omega 3, vitamins... but I'm reluctant to mix it in my parents tomato/cucumber salad :)
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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Jul 28, 2013 8:31 PM CST
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Cacti in ground at location
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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Aug 3, 2013 7:06 PM CST
And a croc for size comparison?
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Name: Mark Mallon
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Aug 5, 2013 1:12 AM CST
yha steve says he steped right in it
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Stush2019
Aug 5, 2013 9:03 AM CST
Sheryl,
Good eye. I didn't know what that was. Now I feed dum. Shrug!
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Aug 5, 2013 10:00 AM CST
Ow, ow, ow....

No, Stush - at first I thought it was some kind of ceramic sculpture or something in someone's garden, lol. Took me a bit!
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