Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Drooping Prickly Pear
Drooping Prickly Pear, Opuntia monocantha, blooming along the path at Dog Beach - Ocean Beach, California. This robust and beautiful cacti is native to South America where its range extends from Brazil to Argentina. It has been naturalized in the Southeastern U.S., Australia and Southern and Eastern Africa where it prefers savanna and coastal sage scrub habitats.