Opuntia. Opuntia vulgaris (Mill.). (Fam. Cactaceae.) Prickly Pear. Figue de Barbarie, Fr. Indische Feige, G.—A common cactus composed of flattened, prickly or spinose jointed stems, and occurring in sandy soil from Nantucket to South Carolina. For analyses of fruit of this cactus, see A. J. P., 1884, 3, and 1896, 170. It is of a lighter color than minium, and is used as a pigment.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.