Articles in Category: Desert Plants

Barrel Cactus-Fishhook

Barrel Cactus-Fishhook

Among the most beautiful cacti; large plants with many stems in full flower make breathtaking mounds of scarlet. It is highly variable, often with two strikingly different forms growing in the same area.

Hedgehog or Claret Cup Cactus

Hedgehog or Claret Cup Cactus

Among the most beautiful cacti; large plants with many stems in full flower make breathtaking mounds of scarlet. It is highly variable, often with two strikingly different forms growing in the same area.

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus

The fruit of prickly pears, commonly called cactus fruit, cactus fig, Indian fig or tuna in Spanish,is edible, although it has to be peeled carefully to remove the small spines on the outer skin before consumption.