A striking plant featuring showy, yellow flowers with red centers.
|Season Bloom||Early summer|
|Habitat||Prickly pear is widely distributed in the US and Canada. It has a special anti-freeze in its cells that allows it to survive freezing temperatures. Can be found on sand dunes, in old cemeteries and homestead sites in dry sandy soils.|
|Leaf Description||The stems or "pads" can be 2-7" long and 1.5-5" wide. Pads are joined in a branched fashion. Pads are dotted and may or may not have spines in the dots.|