Opuntia humifusa

Opuntia humifusa

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Description

Soil: (Xeric) Dry
Sun: Full
Height: 1′
Color: Yellow
Blooms: May-August
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Suggested Uses:

These are really great! Prickly Pear makes a nice rock Garden plant  and blooms nicely in containers. They are tolerant of humidity and some moisture. Quite the specimen!

Interesting Facts

Medicinal Uses:
Food Uses: Fruits are edible when ripe and are eaten raw and in jelly. Young tender leaf pads are served in many Mexican style dishes.
Other Uses: The mucilaginous juice from the stem was used by the Dakota and Pawnee to fix colors painted on hides. leaf juices were applied to warts.
More Info: Some parts of the plant are poisonous
Folklore:
Name:
Other Names:  Devil’s Tongue, Smooth Prickly Pear

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
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