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.


Last updated: February 24, 2015

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