The "Competent" Cactus
The name "Competent" might be applied with full propriety to almost any of Mr. Burbank's perfected varieties of spineless cactus. If the test of competency be to make one's self at home in any environment, and to grow and thrive and multiply,-in a word, to get on in the world,-then all these opuntias can qualify under the "Competent" banner. But the variety here shown has distinction even in a distinguished company. It has preeminent qualities of "competency" that justify its name.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 8 Chapter 7