Arizona’s State Flower Is In Bloom   7 comments

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, Mission

Green Mountain, Saguaro, MissionSaguaro Blossoms — Images by kenne

I’m told that Arizona’s state flower, the saguaro blossom, has a strong overripe melons smell, but I’m not going to get close enough to check it out — will leave that to the experts. Like a lot of cactus flowers, they are short-lived, blooming at night and often closed within 24 hours. During the night the flowers are pollinated by the lesser long-nosed bat and the Mexican long-tongued bat. During the daytime the flowers are pollinated by bees and birds such as the white-winged dove.

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7 responses to “Arizona’s State Flower Is In Bloom

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  1. Do enjoy seeing the desert come to life through your pictures. It’s the next best thing to being there. Thanks!

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  2. You are more than welcome!

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  3. Fascinating information. Terrific photos too.

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  4. Very sharp images Kenne. Well done!

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  5. Night candle? if so, just spotted one at home this morning ; ) I like this!

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