Opuntia fulgida, Cactus family (Cactaceae)|
|Flowers:||Small pink to lavendar flower with creamy white center (to 3/4" wide), forms on previous year's fruit, then produces fruit which becomes next link in the chain.|
|Cactus:||Jointed sections with light green bumpy surface and clusters of long spines (to 1 1/4").|
|Height:||May grow to 15'.|
Photographed June 20, in the Superstition Mountain area.|
Typically found in flat desert areas.