Medium
Photo © iharley, some rights reserved
Eaton Canyon (Google, OSM)
34.1824999598, -118.0975787454
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Description

Saw a few different specimen of this cactus. I wanted to try some of the fruit, but read that it is inedible. The fruit has a beautiful deep purple color when you cut it open though, and the juice can be used as dye.

Sep. 13, 2012 22:04:05 -0700
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Brown-spined Prickly-Pear - Photo (c) Stan Shebs, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
iharley's ID: Brown-spined Prickly-Pear (Opuntia phaeacantha)
Posted by iharley over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Coastal Prickly Pear - Photo (c) Anthony Mendoza, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
charlie's ID: Coastal Prickly Pear (Opuntia littoralis)
Posted by charlie about 1 year ago (Flag)
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Brown-spined Prickly-Pear - Photo (c) Stan Shebs, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
iharley's ID: Brown-spined Prickly-Pear (Opuntia phaeacantha)
Prickly Pears - Photo (c) cammu, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Prickly Pears (Genus Opuntia)
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Coastal Prickly Pear - Photo (c) Anthony Mendoza, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
charlie's ID: Coastal Prickly Pear (Opuntia littoralis)

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