Prickly Pear

Opuntia Phaecantha

In the fall, look for plum-sized purple fruit on these prickly pear cactus. These ‘pears’ are good eaten fresh. Paiute people compressed and dried the fruits into cakes for trade and winter storage.


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Pipe Spring National Monument
HC 65 Box 5
406 Pipe Springs Road

Fredonia, AZ 86022


(928) 643-7105

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