Eastern Prickly Pear

Opuntia humifusa



This low maintenance perennial produces 2 to 3 inch yellow flowers in spring and is clump-forming. Our only native cactus. 1 foot tall. Dry soils; sun. Blooms May.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Low Prickly Pear, Devil's Tongue
Plant Family:Cactaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees
Bloom Time:Early June to early July
Fruit Timing:August to September
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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