Commonly known as “Prickly Pear” the large flat pads resembling cow’s tongues on this cactus can be peeled and pickled, fried, or made into jerky. The fruit (the small green buds lining the pad will ripen in the fall) can be eaten raw or blended into a smoothy/icee drink; juice from strained fruit can be drunk, made into ice cream, mixed drinks, preserves.
Mojave Desert, Calif, USA
Nikon D3200 f/8 1/125 ISO-320 55mm
FEATURED IN: GEMS
FEATURED IN: Blooms (All Seasons Flowers)
FEATURED IN: International Women’s Photography
TOP TEN WINNER: Internation Women’s Photography