This was photographed at Estero Llano Grande State Park in South Texas.
The plant was huge - over 10 feet tall and probably 15 feet across. There may have been more than one plant in there. I couldn't tell as it was very dense at the base.
The Cactus ID key I followed called it a spineless prickley pear cactus, but I can't find any that have flowers like the ones on the plant.
hey everyone . i would like to know the name of this cactus, and if it is edible. I know the Opuntia Prickly pear can be eaten, i've never had it, but i know its a delicacy among the native americans. It would be great if you could help me out. When this particular cactus is cut, it has a white sap that runs from it. Thanks guys.
P.S. The two Cacti are the same plant.