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Photo: Prickly Pear Cactus Spain

Beautiful yellow flowers blooming on the Prickly Pear Cactus near the town of Pego in Valencia, Spain.

The Prickly Pear Cactus is a very common type of cactus and it grows extremely well in the hot dry areas of Valencia, Spain. The flowers of the Prickly Pear Cactus are usually yellow although they can flower in red and bi-colored blossoms.

In the Prickly Pear cactus species there are a variety of different types that fall into the same category. Each one has flattened, oval or round stems that connect in sequence and look like large leaves as the plant grows but they all have a wide variation in their size and habit. Some Prickly Pear Cactuses grow only to be a few inches tall while others tend to be giants.

The Prickly Pear Cactus produces a fruit that is edible and is sold in the stores under the name "tuna". The branches of the Prickly Pear Cactus can be cooked and can be eaten as a vegetable and are sold under the name "Nopalito". ... continue below the picture...


Prickly Pear Cactus Spain

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Prickly Pear Cactus Spain
Photo of a flowering Prickly Pear Cactus near the town of Pego in Valencia, Spain.

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... The juice and pulp of the fruit of the Prickly Pear Cactus makes some delicious Prickly Pear Nectar juice. This cactus is extremely useful for many different uses not just as a radiant flower blossoming in the garden.

In the city of Valencia, Spain you will find many of the Prickly Pear Cactus growing in the well-drained soil in dry, rocky flats or slopes. Hiking through the mountain passes in Spain you will also come across a Prickly Pear Cactus that grows in the mountain foothills.

Cactus Plants with yellow flowers near the town of Pego, Valencia, Spain, Europe.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 57mm.

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Prickly Pear Cactus Spain
Beautiful yellow flowers blooming on the Prickly Pear Cactus near the town of Pego in Valencia, Spain.
Scientific Name
Opuntia ficus indica
Photographer
Rolf Hicker
Stock Photo ID
yj4w9653 - Prickly Pear Cactus Spain

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