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The range distribution maps for the Prickly Pear are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Prickly Pear, also known as the Devils Tongue and Indian Fig, is found throughout the central and eastern portions of the United States. It is Florida’s most widespread and abundant cactus and is found in most counties. According to the Institute for Regional Conservation, it is the most common of the eight species of Opuntia found in southern Florida.
This plant is a herbaceous branching cactus that grows to a height of 6-