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Old Posted Apr 8, 2009, 6:51 AM
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Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas View Post
Yeah, geography wise Austin is somewhat southwestern. My dad would even say that parts west of Austin are nearly desert like. I rode my bike around this week, probably 50 miles I'm sure around South Austin, and saw some huge prickly pear cactus in people's yards. As you go farther west, they're everywhere. But to the east you pretty much don't see anything like that.
Correct! Even in Williamson county you can glimpse some patches of prickly pear in some of the undeveloped land on the west side of I-35.

And prickly pear isn't the only type of natural southwest vegetation around here...we also have barrel cactus and about 3 different types of yuccas.
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