Most People Don't Know New Jersey Has Its Very Own Native Cactus And Here's Where You Can Spot It
By Kristen|Published July 14, 2019
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
When you think of cacti, you probably think of the desert, but there is a single species that is native to New Jersey…the Opuntia humifusa. It’s unique, beautiful, and the only native cactus found east of the Rockies, from Massachusetts southward to Florida and west to Minnesota and Texas.
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