I've had several different types of prickly pear cactus on this blog before. Today I'm showing you one that is called Bunny Ears Prickly Pear. Its official name is Optunia Microdasys. Instead of having thorny spines, it has something called glochids which are tiny, finely barbed, hair-like spines in little clusters. The glochids are easily detached and can lodge in the skin causing considerable irritation and discomfort. In spite of that danger, they certainly are nice to look at with their polka-dotted texture.