Hedgehog cactus blossom

 
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Blossom of a cactus which is common to the desert.

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Guest - Aug 23, 2005 04:11 AM EDT
Thanks Shutterbug and Alandra. Sorry I've been gone so long. I'll try to have a more solid presence here in future.
Guest - Aug 13, 2005 02:29 AM EDT
lovely shot, Gary, of a lovely flower. don't know how I missed this one earlier. How are you and yours? miss you here at LF.
Guest - Feb 28, 2005 02:56 PM EDT
It would be hard picking the flower with the thorns, but this is a great shot Gary. You can even see the pollen on it. Carol
Guest - Feb 28, 2005 02:05 PM EDT
Vicki. It is probably illegal in Arizona too. We never pick them. That would be pointless. They beautify the desert and that's where they belong.
Guest - Feb 28, 2005 07:11 AM EDT
What a terrific cactus bloom, Gary. I don't know about Arizona, but in Michigan it is illegal to pick ANY wildflower
Guest - Oct 26, 2004 11:20 AM EDT
Thanks. No. We sure don't pick them. They are not that friendly. The cactus flowers here bloom in late spring and early summer. It is usually pretty warm (hot!) when we go out and get these photos. The more fragile desert flowers bloom earlier in the spring, providing we have had enough rain.
Guest - Oct 25, 2004 07:54 PM EDT
Nice shot,they sure are pretty.You don't pick em do you? OUCH Are they in bloom at this time of year?

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