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Segmented cactus with long spines (1 to 2 inches long).
Growing wild on a granite outcrop. This one was photographed at Heggies Rock near Appling (Columbia County), GA.
On a field trip, this plant was identified as Opuntia drummondii. However, I can not find this species listed on the net. I wonder if it might be Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear).