Prickly Pear Photos

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear Overview

This plant is an unusual sight for many visitors to Hawaii, who are expecting colorful blossoms like hibiscus and plumeria. The prickly pear is a tree-sized cactus. Its Hawaiian name is Panini, meaning “very unfriendly wall.” The plant has green plates with spines sticking out. It also bears red or green-yellow fruits, which grow along the edges of the plates.