Coast Prickly-Pear Accessory Pouch


The coast prickly-pear (Opuntia littoralis) painted by botanical artist A.R. Valentien. The sprawling prickly-pear is found in the coastal sage scrub and chaparral. Its juicy red-purple fruits are edible once the spines are removed. The oversized image on this handy accessory pouch was painted by botanical artist and local legend A.R. Valentien. He was commission by local philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1908 to illustrate the botanical diversity of California. Over the next 10 years, he produced nearly 1,100 watercolor plant portraits, which are now housed in The Nat’s Research Library. This eye-catching, flat pouch with zip closure can be used for collecting and toting pretty much anything. Made of polyester with non-woven laminate interior. Small size measures approximately 8.25” x 6” and large measures approximately 11.5” x 8. 25”.