Herb: Bunny Ears


Latin name: Opuntia microdasys


Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Perennial

Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Flovering:
July to
August

Medicinal use of Bunny Ears:

None known

Known hazards of Opuntia microdasys:

The plant has numerous minutely barbed glochids (hairs) that are easily dislodged when the plant is touched and they then become stuck to the skin where they are difficult to see and remove. They can cause considerable discomfort.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.