Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear)
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Opuntia humifusa (NGN)

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: June,July
Hardiness Zone: 4 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22631.1G #1 0
22631.PT 10 Flat 0
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Container
Ornamental Fruit
Green Roof Extensive
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
Spreading
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Dry Prairie
Flower Color
Yellow
Flower Hue
Dark
Flower Height
18" to 24"
Flower Type
Head
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Coarse
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
3" to 4"
Growth Rate
Slow

Possible Substitution Plants

Coreopsis lanceolata