Thursday, June 24, 2010

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear  is a native cactus to the eastern U.S.  Found in the Dunes, they are currently blooming. Don't step on them with bare feet though; their spines have barbs pointing in two directions making the spines nearly impossible to extract once they go into the skin.

The cleaned fruits are edible. Candy and jelly can be made out of this plant.  

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