Opuntia, commonly called prickly pear, is a genus of flowering plants in the cactus family Cactaceae. Prickly pears are also known as tuna, sabra, nopal from the Nahuatl word nōpalli for the pads, or nostle, from the Nahuatl word nōchtli for the fruit; or paddle cactus.

Scientific Name: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Order: Caryophyllales
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time: June to July
Zones: 9-11