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Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus Captured in a restored sand prairie in northern Illinois. Eastern prickly pear,Geotagged,Illinois,Opuntia humifusa,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Captured in a restored sand prairie in northern Illinois.

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  1. Prickly Pear...that one just has to be on this list:

    Posted 5 years ago
  2. Haha, thanks! Posted 5 years ago

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''Opuntia humifusa'', commonly known as the Eastern Prickly Pear or Indian Fig, is a native cactus found in parts of eastern North America. It ranges from Montana eastward to parts of the southern Great Lakes, and in the dry coastal sand dunes along the eastern seaboard from Cape Cod, Massachusetts south to
Florida and westward to New Mexico.

The green stems of this low-growing perennial cactus are flattened and are formed of segments. Barbed bristles are found around the surfaces.. more

Similar species: Caryophyllales
Species identified by travismorhardt
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By travismorhardt

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Uploaded Nov 25, 2013. Captured Aug 18, 2012 15:10 in York, IL, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot A2200
  • f/8.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO80
  • 5mm