Here are some pictures that I took while walking the dogs. One is a prickley pear in bloom and the other one is a hedgehog in bloom. . They are almost the same intencse cerise color. The flower shapes are a bit different. They have a slight perfume to them. The bees have a great time gathering the pollen from them. You have to be careful when you look down into the flower, because there usually is a bee in the center. They only bloom for a few days.