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Prickly Pear Cactus



Prickly pears typically grow with flat, rounded cladodes (also called platyclades) armed with two kinds of spines; large, smooth, fixed spines and small, hairlike prickles called glochids, that easily penetrate skin and detach from the plant. — Wikipedia


Although prickly pear cactus can tolerate a wide range of temperature and moisture levels, it grows best in sunny, desert-like conditions. —

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 1, 2017
Submitted on Apr 4, 2017

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