prickly pear glochids

The glochids are the ochre-colored hairlike projections on this native prickly pear cactus, beautiful in close-up, but irritating to the touch. Very protective for the plant.

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The photographs above are from the native plant garden at the Cahuilla Malki Museum. Today they had their annual Fall Gathering. Abe Sanchez and Marian Walkingstick had a native foods display. Below are two different varieties of cactus tunas which people could taste.

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