Didnt even know there were native opuntias in the Carolinas
Spotted hiking the short loop between Santiago Oaks Regional Park and Irvine Regional Park. This was located on the Santiago Creek Trail.
Eastern Prickly Pear (Opuntia humifusa), also known as Indian fig, is a native cactus found in the northeastern part of North America and is found through New Jersey, New York and the New England states, and even in parts of Eastern Canada, e.g. southern Ontario.