Tag Archives: Cape Cod Wildflowers

Beautiful Prickly Pear Cactus Flowers On Cape Cod.

I’ve seen many of these Prickly Pear Cactus flowers in the sand along the sides of the road here on Cape Cod. There are a couple of Prickly Pear Cactus plants on the road to Boat Meadow Beach.

They bloom from June through  August in sandy soil and dunes and are so pretty and delicate. They are native and on the “Massachusetts List of Endangered, Threatened and Special Concern Species.”

Have you ever seen a Pear Cactus flower?

The Milkweed Seeds Are Ready To Disperse On Cape Cod.

The Milkweed seeds are dangling from their pods as they wait for the wind to disperse them into the air. I loved this photograph as the seeds are hanging on by a thread. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)

You can still see a full pod as well as the one that has opened on this Milkweed plant. These plants are so important for the Monarch butterflies as it is the sole host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars.