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Prickly Pear Cacti below Enchanted Rock 1

Enchanted Rock

Each Spring, the prickly pear cacti put on a colorful display in the Texas Hill Country. Here, in the shadow of Enchanted Rock, blooms of red, orange, and gold fill the slopes along the many trails. Prickly pear blooms most often do not all bloom at the same time. Instead, they buds open days a part, thus allowing a better chance of pollination over weeks instead of just a few days. Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.