Santa Rita Prickly Pear
Synonym: Opuntia violacea var. santa-rita, Opuntia gosseliniana var. santa-rita, Opuntia chlorotica var. santa-rita
The Santa Rita Prickly Pear is a hardy species from southern USA and northern Mexico. Its main interest is the attractive purplish color of its pads. Beware that the glochids (these little barbed bristles organized in clusters) can penetrate the skin.