Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus - Opuntia humifusa
Features: Yes, you can grow cactus here. This is our only native midwest cactus! It hunkers down for the winter then perks back up and makes new lobes each summer. Bright yellow blooms attract pollinators of all kinds. Pads and seeds are edible. Read information here: Prickly Pear Cactus edible
Light: Full sun
Soil: Dry, sandy soil. Thrives with no added watering!
Height: Up to 1 foot
Blooms: June to July
Image 1 from SEWilco via Wikimedia Commons, 2 Carolyn Cullen, Wild Ones member
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