What's Blooming? Prickly Pear

During several garden tours recently, I’ve spotted one of the few Minnesota-hardy cacti–Opuntia macrorhiza, which is commonly called plains prickly pear. It’s a native Minnesota wildflower that thrives in rock gardens and other dry sites. Optunia is a plant you can’t miss in a flower border or bed. It has a strong paddle shape (the…

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