The stunning purple of the Cardoon flower

a cardoon in bloom
the Cardoon is an edible European gourmet plant that was brought to America for the wealthy settlers.

The cardoon is an edible plant that was popular in Greek, Roman, and Persian cuisine. The plants were imported into the United States in the early 19th century. At that time it was admired for its
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What is it? It’s a beautiful flowering cactus

 Prickly Pear cactus in bloom
a Prickly Pear cactus in bloom with yellow and peach flowers
Prickly Pear Cactus Flowers
Known as nopales or paddle cactus. For me this image is rare I have often seen prickly pear cactus’s but I have never seen one with flowers and
Buds on it in full bloom. This being the case I had to capture an image of it.

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