Opuntia, prickly pear cactus (@ Flowerphotos/Superstock)
- This is a segment of the Opuntia plant, named after the Ancient Greek city of Opus.""You might want to read this before getting much closer
- You\ve probably heard of the English rose, Scottish thistle and Welsh daffodil.""But which country has a cactus on its coat of arms?
- Strange question - have you ever thought about eating a cactus?""This woman makes it look easy - and tasty too!
- Some like it hot and this sun-scorched plant is no exception.""It grows in the baking, arid deserts of the American southwest and here