Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4212

Shrub
Perennial

Native north of the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it on slate outcrops, sandy soils, upland hardwood forests or mixed pine-hardwood forests in dry, clay or silty, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual or sometimes functionally staminate
Numerous tepals (usually)
Numerous stamens (usually)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Purple/ Reddish-brown
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Opuntia humifusa   FAMILY Cactaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Opuntia humifusa   FAMILY Cactaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 132-01-001?:
Opuntia compressa   FAMILY Cactaceae

GREATER THAN Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Opuntia humifusa var. humifusa

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Prickly Pear


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