Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bud and Flower

The flowers on the prickly pear (opuntia) always form on the edge of the pads. The buds start as small fuzzy spots and grow into the fruit-shaped buds that blossom and then ripen into the dark red fruit. The fruit and the pads are both edible, but I like the fruit, which makes delicious syrup and jelly.

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