Monday, August 30, 2010

"Night Blooming Cirrus Cactus-Queen of the Night"

While many cacti have beautiful flowers, the Night-blooming Cirrus is special in that it blooms only for one night during the late summer. A beautiful flower about 4-5 inches across opens up as night falls, then closes forever with the first rays of the morning sun. My photos were taken at 11:30 in the evening.

1 comment:

  1. Mine bloomed the other night and when I got up and stepped outside around 8, it was still there and open. And it's the end of May, not the end of summer. Odd.