Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail pricklypear)

Opuntia basilaris | Beavertail pricklypear | Edible and Medicinal Uses

View photos of the edible and medicinal plant Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail pricklypear), profiled in the Wild Edible Series: California and Nevada (as Opuntia spp.).

A passage from Wild Edible Plants of California:

The young pads can also be eaten raw in limited quantities; if cooked, then in larger amounts. They have the taste of a slimy bell pepper.