Eastern Prickly Pear

One of the few native cacti found in the midwest; low-growing with yellow flowers up to 4" across. Edible, pear-shaped fruit is red when ripe. Native Americans ate almost every part of the plant, including the fruit, pads and flowers. Most often found in dry sandy sites; should also do well in dry clay.

Height: 18-24 in
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun, Jul
Hardiness Zone: 4 TO 9

Full Sun

Opuntia humifusa

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