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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Opuntia engelmannii v. linguiformis-Cow's Tongue

 Cow's Tongue Prickly Pear is a large, mounding cactus to about 10' tall and wide at maturity. Pads are long and fairly narrow, resembling like a cow tongue. Yellow flowers are produced in the spring, followed by red fruit in the summer. Drought tolerant, prefers a well-drained soil in the full sun. Ideal for use as a natural fence or barrier. Native to central Texas.

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