Eastern prickly pear
Opuntia humifusa100
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Genus: Opuntia
Species: O. humifusa
Binomial name
Opuntia humifusa

Opuntia humifusa is also classified as Opuntia mesacantha Opuntia italica, Opuntia rafinesquei, Opuntia fuscoatra, Opuntia allairei, Opuntia humifusa var. humifusa, and Opuntia compressa.

Common names are Prickly pear cactus, Hardy prickly pear, Eastern prickly pear and Indian fig.

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