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Opuntia humifusa

Family: cactaceae
Common name(s): eastern prickly-pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia compressa
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 3~5 - 9~10

General resources

Links for Opuntia humifusa

  • Cal's Plant of the Week - Profile for plant, primarily relating to pot culture, with notes on culture and propagation. (1 photo)
  • Connecticut Botanical Society - Wildflower profile. (3 photos)
  • Dave's Garden PlantFiles - Profile page with horticultural basics, and member-contributed photos and comments. (zone 4b-10) (23 photos)
  • Floridata - Illustrated informative profile page with notes on culture, usage, and noteworthy features. (zone 5-10) (3 photos)
  • - Community-assembled plant profile (14 photos)
  • Illinois Wildflowers - Informative illustrated page with description and cultivation details, also covering range and faunal associations.
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Plant description and characteristics with notes on distribution, culture, and propagation. (37 photos)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden - Plantfinder page for one of the plants growing at the garden, with usually one or more photos, horticultural information, and noteworthy characteristics. (zone 4-9) (10 photos). Also a page for another instance.
  • NARGS Image Gallery - Photograph(s) contributed by North American Rock Garden Society members. (2 photos)
  • North Carolina State University factsheet - Plant profile with horticultural details and comments (zone 4-9a) (13 photos)
  • Ontario Rock Garden Society - Germination information. Also a page for another instance.
  • Opuntia Web - Enthusiast's page describes characteristics and natural habitats of the species (and its subspecies, where appropriate). (25 photos)
  • Rob's Plants - Plant profile with basic horticultural information and often personal observations. (zone 3-9) (5 photos)
  • Swedishrockgarden - Photo of the species. (1 photo)

Opuntia humifusa var. ammophila


  • - Community-assembled plant profile (3 photos)

Opuntia humifusa var. humifusa

Common name(s): Eastern Prickly-pear


  • Carolina Nature - Illustrated woody plant profile, with notes on range and identification. (15 photos)
  • - Community-assembled plant profile (12 photos)

Last updated:20 Dec 2023