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Prickly Pear Flowers (Prickly Pear Flowers)

Prickly Pear Cactus grows wild everywhere there's empty land in southern California. Photo taken August 1, 2010.



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There very aptly named ..Great looking cactus

3 Aug, 2010

 

It's lovely.

3 Aug, 2010

 

Agree with above... nice pic :o)

3 Aug, 2010

 

wicked pic..;-)

3 Aug, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

Thanks! : > )

Meanie:

Thanks! They are very much a weed here...talking over virtually every empty canyon area here.

4 Aug, 2010

 

Terratoonie:

Thanks! : > )

4 Aug, 2010

 

Sandra:

Thanks! I'll be posting many succulents and cacti pics in the next couple of days. : > )

4 Aug, 2010

 

Some species have tasty fruit, though I don't know about that particular one.

7 Aug, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

Most of the Opuntia species fruit taste very similar...however, they're too seedy.

7 Aug, 2010

 

Some, such as O. basilaris, O. microdasys, and O, violacea have nasty dry pods, instead of juicy fruit. But, I agree, even the best prickly pears are too seedy!

7 Aug, 2010



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