Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Yellow Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia Robusta
I don't see too many cactus' where I live, so I never knew they could grow flowers. After looking it up, I found that it's actually very common for cacti plants to bloom different types of flowers. This particular cactus is called the prickly pear cactus (opuntia robusta) which is native to Mexico and North America. Most of them have yellow. red, or purple flowers which can vary in width, length, shape, and color. These are found in all deserts in the American Southwest among different elevation ranges. What is also interesting is that the fruits and pads of the prickly pear cactus are rich in fiber and help keep the blood sugar stable. Pretty cool if you ask me!

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