On the tops of the wall is often planted the Indian fig, or prickly pear, which abounds here.
It had no gate but a gap in the fence, and no fence but a hedge of the prickly pear and the aloe.
There are no walls, but great hedges of aloe and prickly pear serve as a sterner landmark.
This and the prickly pear suggest the climate of the tropics.
There is another species, called the French prickly pear, the succulent leaf of which is sometimes used as a vegetable.
The bark resembles that of the prickly pear; and the body is covered with thorns.
Down below us was a thick hedge of prickly pear, the edges of the fleshy leaves ruched with scarlet fruit.
The plain, too, abounded with the prickly pear, which wounded his naked feet.
The lower hills were covered with the hated wild wormwood and prickly pear.
The prickly pear is one of the characteristic growths of the Southwest.