Queen Of The Night   6 comments

Night Blooming Cereus 020-1-72Night Blooming Cereus — Images by Phil Bentley

One of the strangest plants of the desert, the night-blooming cereus, is a member Night Blooming Cereus 030-2-72

of the cactus family that resembles nothing more than a dead bush most of the year.Night Blooming Cereus 031-3-72

 It is rarely seen in the wild because of its inconspicuousness. But for one midsummer’s night each year,Night Blooming Cereus 019-4-72

 its exquisitely scented flower opens as night falls, then closes forever with the first rays of the morning sun.
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6 responses to “Queen Of The Night

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  1. what a beauty

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  2. Well beyond amazing! Thanks for further expanding my horizons . . . .

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  3. Great– and thanks to Phil!

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  4. Thanks for capturing this annual blossom. Fantastic!

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