Delmar Cain of the Native Plant Society of Texas writes a great blog about the State Plant of Texas, the prickly pear. Nominated in 1995 as the state plant, the prickly pear is actually a cactus family with many species. Delmar gives a nod to various species while describing the benefits of this ‘prickly’ family. Natural threats are also described.
Read the blog Prickly pear cactus, our state plant