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?
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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.
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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