Short Coastal Prickly Pear Cactus
May is for blooming cactuses. The pink buds are the fruit of the cactus. I've heard our neighbors south of the border consider it a delicacy. This cactus is native to the area. Like many succulents, if a branch is broken off and placed on some dirt, in the right conditions the cactus will grow. The spikes are
1-1/4 inches long. They have an irritant on the tips as I've learned from experience.