Common Prickly Pear is an aggressive drought tolerant invasive weed that can take over pastoral and agricultural lands. It was a catastrophic weed in parts of Queensland and New South Wales until the introduction of the cactoblastis moth. Stem segments can be distributed by animals, water and wind and the seeds in the succulent fruits, eaten by birds and animals, can be distributed in their droppings. The fine spines can cause injury to people and animals. (framed)
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