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Shonto in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Grizzlybear Pricklypear

Opuntia erinacea

 
 
Grizzlybear Pricklypear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
1. Grizzlybear Pricklypear Marker
Inscription.  The fruit of the pricklypear cactus is widely eaten by Southwestern Indians. It is picked with a forked stick or wooden tongs, and the spines are broken or burned off. It may be eaten fresh or dried.
 
Location. 36° 40.751′ N, 110° 32.266′ W. Marker is in Shonto, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Arizona Route 564 and County Route 221. Marker is located along the Sandal Trail, about 1/4 mile northeast of the Navajo National Monument Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shonto AZ 86054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roundleaf Buffaloberry (a few steps from this marker); Pinyon Pine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cliffrose (about 700 feet away); A Relict Forest (about 700 feet away); Indian Rice Grass (about 800 feet away); Broadleaf Yucca (about 800 feet away); Mormon Tea (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pygmy Conifer Forest - An Indian Store (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shonto.
 
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Grizzlybear Pricklypear Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
2. Grizzlybear Pricklypear Marker (wide view)
Sandal Trail, Navajo National Monument
 
Also see . . .  Opuntia erinacea. The species is quite frost tolerant and is found in locations up to 7,000 feet elevation, such as the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The light yellow flowers are followed by reddish-green fruits. (Submitted on January 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Grizzlybear Pricklypear (<i>Opuntia erinacea</i>)<br>(<i>located beside the trail, near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2016
3. Grizzlybear Pricklypear (Opuntia erinacea)
(located beside the trail, near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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