Capturing The Moment — The Arizona State Flower Graces The Spring Desert   2 comments

Becoming is Superior to Being

Last Friday I had planned on hiking up to Seven Falls, but while driving to the Sabino Canyon Center, I decided to walk the trails near the center to photography the saguaro cactus in bloom. 

While some saguaros may not yet have buds many do and are blooming daily. Now that most of the desert’s wildflowers have come and gone, these beautiful cactus blossoms are the current desert  flower show.

These creamy-white, 3-inch-wide flowers with yellow centers usually bloom May and June. However, like most of the Sonoran Desert flowers this year, the blooming season has been much earlier.


Clustered near the ends of branches, the blossoms open during cooler desert nights, during which  time the blossoms are visited by nectar-loving bats.

Each flower will bloom only once, closing by the next midday.

Before closing by midday the white-winged dove is a primary pollinator, along with  the gila woodpecker and the…

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Posted May 8, 2020 by kenneturner in Information

2 responses to “Capturing The Moment — The Arizona State Flower Graces The Spring Desert

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  1. “Each flower will bloom only once, closing by the next midday.”
    I didn’t know that. Thanks for the info! 🙂

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  2. Always makes me smile to think that a plant that prickly could produce such beautiful blossoms. Maybe there’s hope for some of the prickly people we meet along life’s path.

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