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Pricklypear Sunshine!

This Pricklypear cactus plant (Opuntia humifusa) collected sunlight all year long, finally releasing it as this glowing flower! For a few days, it will be a nourishing wonderland for colorful insects and provide soothing beauty to passing humans. Juno Dunes Natural Area, Palm Beach County, Florida (a few yards from US Hwy #1).

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Taken on March 10, 2012