This is a Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus I found in northern Arizona.
A Beavertail Prickly Pear cactus can be found in the southwest part of the U.S. into northern Mexico. They grow in desert scrub, oak/pine, and pinyon/juniper areas below 6000 feet in elevation. They are low growing, usually spineless. The pink to rose colored flowers bloom in late winter and early spring. Here is one I… Read More BEAVERTAIL CACTUS
“Every single story that nature tells is gorgeous.”–Natalie Augier
Here are some more cacti I found in various Arizona places. These are all prickly pears, which are well-known as many bear edible fruit, sometimes referred to as cactus fruit, cactus fig, Indian fig, or tuna. Obviously, it must be peeled carefully to remove the small spines on the outer skin before consumption. Plains prickly pear… Read More CACTI (part 2)