Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia fragilis)

   It may be a surprise to find cactus growing in the moist northwest, but it is true. Although somewhate rare, it can be found in isolated spots in the drier areas of the islands. It blooms in June. The cactus is in need of environmental protection because of its diminishing habitat. Terry Domico has led the islands in a program for its protection. Photo by Terry Domico.