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A Late Summer Bloomer   Leave a comment

Barrel Cactus Blossoms-0443 blogBarrel Cactus Blossoms — kenne

A late summer bloomer
You know it’s September days
When the barrel cactus blooms.

— kenne

A Late Bloomer   2 comments

Old Tucson-9435 blogA Late Bloomer — Image by kenne

The normal blooming season for the giant saguaro cactus is in late May and June. Yesterday (December 30th) while hiking in Sabino Canyon I spotted this unusual event. I guess you can call it the new “Christmas cactus!”

The saguaro blooms open at night and last through the next midday. Each flower blooms only once. 


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