Opuntia littoralis or Prickly-Pear cactus

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Opuntia littoralis or Prickly-Pear cactus is a paddle-shaped cactus that bears red fruit and yellow & red flowers.  It can be found covering the slopes below the main road to the Park exit. It is one of the Park’s most grateful plants requiring no maintenance or additional watering and providing food and a protective habitat for wildlife.