Prickly pear (Opuntia)

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Prickly pear (Opuntia) includes a variety of species and uses, some are eaten as fruits, others, like Opuntia ficus-indica, are used for cattle forage in South America, especially in dry areas. Some species have become invasive weeds.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Kaktusfeige
• English: prickly pear
• Español: nopal