Prickly Pear Cactus

 
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This is a large Prickly Pear cactus that is growing at my parents house in California. Just a week or so before I shot this photo the round things were all green, then just like that they were red with some yellow.

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Guest - Nov 19, 2006 07:23 AM EDT
Beautiful plant! Carol
Guest - Nov 19, 2006 12:47 AM EDT
not sure how I missed seeing this before, Alan, it's wonderful. Have never seen anything like this (in real life), amazing! I did see Karen's photo earlier and admired that also.
Guest - Aug 23, 2006 07:32 AM EDT
Thanks, Alan, for the plug. They are called tunas in Spanish. This cactus has much smaller spines than the wicked ones that our wild variety produces.
Guest - Aug 22, 2006 12:21 PM EDT
Hi Don, Glad you enjoyed my cactus shot. I know nothing about what cactus or cactus parts are eatable but I did see a photo that Karen Moen http://www.thelensflare.com/u_karenmoen.php has where she mentioned that jelly is made from them. So I guess if your lost in the desert you could eat them, just watch out for all the needles LOL...
Guest - Aug 22, 2006 10:46 AM EDT
Pretty catus shot Alan! They look edible, are they? No natural cacti in these parts, it's nice to see them. Don

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