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Prickly pear cactus is native to dry, sandy areas on Assateague Island. 4 kb

Prickly pear cactus is native to dry, sandy areas on Assateague Island. American Indians applied peeled pads to wounds and drank pad tea for lung ailments. Fruits were eaten fresh or dried for winter use.