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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2017, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Prickly pear

I've found several references that say prickly pear cactus is native to PA. Have any of yunz guys found any in the wild?

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I don't believe that for a NY minute. Prickly Pear cactus is an arid climate plant, PA is not an arid climate state. However, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and neighboring states are. What are the names of those references?

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I think there is a cactus native to PA, but don't know if it grows fruit like a prickly pear. There was same growing in the woods where I used to work and the owner said it's native. It was growing on stone.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2017, 08:30 PM
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let's go to the video Pennsylvania Cactus | WNEP.com

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2017, 09:31 PM
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My daughter has them around her yard. She cuts and trans plants them. I don't know how they survive but they do.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-09-2017, 09:25 AM
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I reckon I believe it now. Ya learn something new all the time.

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I can show u cactus growing wild on sgl 169 in Cumberland county.
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When I saw it I was hunting spring gobbler, never knew it to be prickly pear but could easily see it was some type of cactus, never did see the blossoms or the fruit but I remember the cactus. I was a little North of the watergap, Fed land, sometime in the early to mid 80's.


Seeing this thread I googled cactus in poconos and found the two links. And I just learned the cactus I saw back then was prickly pear

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Apparently there is at least one species of prickly pear native to every state.
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