[NAFEX] opuntia in Michigan

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 21:16:53 EST 2011

yeah, the ones I've seen in the wild (near railroad tracks here in SE
michigan) are basically prostrate groupings of pads.


On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 10:31 AM, Ernest Plutko <ernestplutko at wiktel.com>wrote:

> There are small opuntias that grow in southern, western Michigan on
> sandy areas near Lake Michigan. When I lived there I saw several that
> a friend had collected and was growing in pots.  Opuntia doesn't
> necessarily mean large prickly pear cactus.  I was exploring in South
> Dakota and saw many small opuntias growing on a rocky hillside.
> Mentioned it to a native who lived in the area.  He swore that was
> impossible.  Finally had to take him to the site to prove it.
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