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Heart of the Blossom
Prickly Pear (Opuntia chisosensis) is one of the most recognizable plants of Texas. Its yellow flowers with their bright red centers begin appearing in April. The fruits of prickly pears are called tunas, an important food for desert wildlife and humans.

Prickly Pear (Opuntia chisosensis) is one of the most recognizable plants of Texas. Its yellow flowers with their bright red centers begin appearing in April. The fruits of prickly pears are called tunas, an important food for desert wildlife and humans.

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