Has anyone ever come across a wild cactus in Michigan. Today while out looking for Asparagus I came across some cactus growing. I'm not sure if it was planted there but it is growing and spreading in this area.
I believe the only native cactus to Michigan is found in the Western U.P. on rock cliffs etc.M1Garand said:It's the Eastern Prickly Pear and surprisingly they are native to some areas of MI.
It's actually listed on the DNR site under wildflowers since it is a flowering plant.FieldWalker said:I believe the only native cactus to Michigan is found in the Western U.P. on rock cliffs etc.
Most other fauna that resembles cacti are euphorbs which exhibit the same survival strategies as cacti.
Yep, had the three books of Voss for a Field Botony course. Good old Eddy.M1Garand said:It's actually listed on the DNR site under wildflowers since it is a flowering plant.
It's also listed in Michigan Flora by Edward Voss as a native plant. I'd have never thought it either but apparently it is.
Maybe you had the same botany course I did, that's why I had them :lol: For what they were buying back books for and reselling them, I said to heck with it and kept most of the biology books. I reference them quite a bit and am glad I did.FieldWalker said:Yep, had the three books of Voss for a Field Botony course. Good old Eddy.
You could be right, I think it's one of those three states up there; Vermont, NH or Maine. I don't know which though.FieldWalker said:Don't quote me... but I believe Vermont is the only state without a native cacti.
After doing some real hard research (google)- I found the answers of 1, 2, and 3.swampbuck said:I have some by my waterfall. There are actually 3 variaties in mich.