Notice the hail on the ground and damage to several pads from a severe hailstorm in the late afternoon. Abundant hail about 3/4" to 1" in diameter pelted the area for about 15 minutes accompanied by strong straight line winds.
Wild growing cactus in desert near maricopa arizona
Coastal Prickly Pear
This cactus is round and resembles a spherical watermelon. It has spikes around it and they grow in clumps.
A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, within the order Caryophyllales. The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος (kaktos), a name originally used for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain. Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in the south to parts of western Canada in the north—except for Rhipsalis baccifera, which also grows in Africa and Sri Lanka.