A prickly pear plant is not pretty - at least most of the months of the year. It has thorns that can cause you much misery if you come into contact with them. God in all His glory gave this cactus something to be proud of during a period in the spring. The flowers that appear are absolutely beautiful. The cactus we have has yellow flowers - but some have reddish orange I understand.
Leon dug this plant up out of the pasture and put it in a planter he had built. We figured the best home would be by the wagon...some how some fancy schmancy flower/plant would be out of place by the old worn out wagon.
Here are some pictures - hope you enjoy them.
Some people make prickly pear jelly - not me. I will stick with my orange marmalade.