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"<a href="https://gallery.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/artist/5668/artwork/opuntia-humifusa-eastern-prickly-pear-cactus-10023">Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus)</a>" by Kerri Weller | Canada
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Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus)

Wallhanging by Kerri Weller
Dimensions:
14.00" H x 14.00" W
Medium:
Oil
Year Completed:
2018
Subject(s):
COSEWIC Status- Endangered plant species in Canada
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Artist will donate 15% to Canadian Wildlife Federation from sale of this work.
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Price: $2,200 USD
Opunita humifusa COSEWIC Status - Endangered plant species in Canada. Opuntia humifusa, commonly known as Eastern Prickly Pear, is a perennial, succulent cactus native to southern Ontario. It was a curious and challenging plant to paint. Found in just two locations in the wild, on the shore of Lake Erie. its segmented pads grow horiizontally or upright across a dry, sandy habitat. Outwardly unfriendly, armed with barbed bristles and sharp spines, Opunita humifusa turns on the charm in June when its exquisite, yellow flowers briefly bloom. A rare endangered plant in Canada, it is widespread in the eastern United States. Note to Editor: "'Opunita humifusa" is the Latin binomial name and should be italicized.

 

 

Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus) | Wallhanging by Kerri Weller | Artists for Conservation 2019