- Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia spp.--A Spine-Tingling Tale. DeFelice, Michael S. // Weed Technology;Jul-Sep2004, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p869
Provides information on prickly pear cactus. Etymology; Description; Distribution; Habitat and growth; History and uses.
- Prickly Pear. // Legends & Lore of Texas Wildflowers;1996, p147
The article focuses on the prickly pear plant. Prickly pears have come to be appreciated by the health-conscious society for being low in calories, rich in vitamins and minerals as well. The most impressive of all the cacti, the majestic saguaro, was chosen by Arizona as its state flower. Also...
- prickly pear cactus. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1773
A definition of the term "prickly pear cactus" is presented. It refers to the fruit of any of the cacti of the genus Opuntia, native to and a staple food in Mexico and Central America.
- Prickly Pear Appeal. Calhoun, Scott // Horticulture;Aug2003, Vol. 100 Issue 4, p21
Discovers the uses for Engelmann's prickly pear juices. Description of the taste of unsweetened prickly pear juice. INSET: Nuclear Sunset Margaritas.
- True Drought Tolerance. Eddy, David // American Vegetable Grower;Jan2011, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p28
The article focuses on a study conducted by Gary Banuelos, a soil scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service Water Management facility near Fresno, California, on Indian fig Opuntia or prickly pear cactus. For the study, Banuelos examined more than 50...
- PRICKLY-PEAR CACTUS. Foster, Steven; Duke, James A. // Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants & Herbs of Eastern & Ce;2000, p102
This article presents information on prickly-pear cactus (Opuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf.). This plant belongs to the cactus family. It has large, showy flowers. It is found in dry soils from Massachusetts to Florida, and Texas to Minnesota. American Indians poulticed peeled pads on wounds, applied...
- How prickly is a prickly pear? NASSAR, OMRAN; LEV-YADUN, SIMCHA // Israel Journal of Plant Sciences;2009, Vol. 57 Issue 1/2, p117
Prickly pear, the very spiny cactus Opuntia ficus-indica, became common and part of the landscape of the Land of Israel several centuries ago when the Levant was part of the Ottoman Empire. In traditional agriculture, hedges of these very spiny plants protected fields from the unwanted impact of...
- Prickly paradox. Walsh, Robb // Natural History;Jun96, Vol. 105 Issue 6, p62
Reports on the cultivation of prickly pear as a food crop and it's consumption in the United States. How chef Jay McCarthy concocted drinks with soaked prickly pears; Symposium on cactus cultivation hosted by Peter Felker of Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas; Culinary versatility of...
- prickly pear cactus. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1892
A definition of the term "prickly pear cactus," which refers to the fruit of any of the cacti of the genus Opuntia which grows and being eaten in Mexico and Central America, is presented.