This is the bloom of our native prickly pear cactus. This one was blooming in the salty sand within sight of the St. Marks Lighthouse. The fertilized flower will produce a fruit--that is the pear part-- that is edible.
I have actually tasted it after our younger son peeled it for me ---that was the tricky part! It was not too bad.
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