Hedgehog Cacti Are In Bloom   4 comments

7 Falls April 2013Hedgehog Cactus Blossoms — Image by kenne

One of the first cactus blossoms in the spring are those of the Hedgehog cactus. They have been blooming around the Tucson area for about a week, adding spring beauty as some of the wildflowers pass on.

Yesterday I got a report that some saguaro cacti have begun to bloom, which is early for such blossoms. But, these giant cacti do have a way of blooming when they want to — it’s time to start watching for the return of the white-wing doves.

kenne

Cacti

Here’s some fact-i,
About some cacti,

They’re plants you shouldn’t touch,
Because their spiny leaves are sharp,
It might hurt too,too much!
Yes those pointy spines they have,
Are cacti’s shield and cape,
Helping water stay inside,
Through spines it can’t escape!
They love the desert,
Sun baked lands,
For water’s what they store,
Inside their bodies,
Or their roots,
Like clothing’s in a drawer…

Cacti,
Cacti,
Succulents,
Are really pretty cool,
Just don’t give a kiss to one,
Or miss some time at school…

 — Mr. R’s Plant Poems

4 responses to “Hedgehog Cacti Are In Bloom

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  1. Lovely!!! Kudos~

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    • Thank you. Since I’m a volunteer naturalist working with elemental school kids in Sabino Canyon, I like using Mr. R’s poems.

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