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Prickly Pear

Opuntia humifusa

Prickly Pear is a cactus which grows on sandy soils of South Jersey and also on rocky outcroppings of Central Jersey. When present in turf it is extremely undesirable. It has a handsome yellow flower in early June to July.

Photo of Prickly Pear

Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension