This cactus blooms in the spring and bears reddish fruit in the late summer and fall. The fruit is edible, but you have to cut the spines off before you eat it. For more Whiting Ranch photos, visit here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/notfrisco/sets/72157634883432126/Taken by emperornorton with a Nikon N8008 loaded with Ilford XP2 (35mm, 400ISO) film in Portola Hills, CA, United States. These tags describe this photo: cactus, prickly pear, chaparral, black and white, summer, whiting ranch, and wilderness. Date: 2013-07-31. Time: Afternoon. This photo can also be found in the album Whiting Ranch Wilderness - Nikon 8008 - 31 July 2013.
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