All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Prickly Pear Cactus</strong> 
<em>Opuntia humifusa</em> / Cactus Family<br>
Look, but don't touch! This beautiful yellow flower is perched atop a wicked arsenal of long, sharp thorns and smaller tufts of bristles that you will be pulling from...
Prickly Pear Cactus
Opuntia humifusa / Cactus Family

Look, but don't touch! This beautiful yellow flower is perched atop a wicked arsenal of long, sharp thorns and smaller tufts of bristles that you will be pulling from your hand or foot if you get too close. These were blooming by a mailbox in Knoxville, however, they do grow in the wild in some areas of East Tennessee. I will "cheat" on getting my pictures if I have to! :)
Perennial

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