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Prickly Pear Cactus

PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS
Opuntia humifusa Cactus Family  Cactaceae
June - July Infrequent
Description: From 4 inches to 1.5 feet tall, Jointed pads equipped with tufts of bristles; showy yellow flowers that open wide in the early morning hours often with red centers. The fruit turns reddish purple when ripe and is edible when the skin is removed. Handle this plant with care!!

Location: Sandy soil, Rocks, well drained banks
 
 
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