Monday, May 11, 2009

Hedgehog Cactus Flower

Happy Monday!  Feliz Lunes!

Here is a photo of a gorgeous Hedgehog cactus flower. It is currently in bloom in my backyard. 

That cacti can produce such vibrant colorful flowers always amazes me. 

This cactus is officially called the Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus or echinocereus triglochidiatus.

23 comments:

Olivier said...

elle est très belle, on dirait une rose.
she is beautiful, it looks like a rose.

Abe Lincoln said...

That is a brilliant color. And in your backyard. For some reason it reminds me of some red poppies that came up here last year.

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mo'ikeha said...

Absolute no better way to start the week than by looking at your photography!

Trojan Gayle said...

Beautiful flower. Love the vibrate red colour!

Jim said...

beautiful colors.

brattcat said...

Beautifully crisp photograph, beautifully articulated flower.

B Squared said...

The color is intense.

Lois said...

It's so beautiful Julie!

Sharon said...

Wow, another spectacular bloom!

Carlos Bentabol said...

brilliant color, Beautiful flower nice photo....

Christopher Raun Leth said...

What a colorful photo!

JM said...

Gorgeous flower! I did a search on Hedgehog Cactus, but there are several genus called like that...

Tricia said...

You're not lying! It's beautiful!!!

Jacob said...

Cacti flowers amazed me the first time I saw them and have ever since. This is a beauty!

gogouci said...

Beautiful colors.

Lynette said...

Beautiful flower, wonderful photo.

Jilly said...

These last four postings are just fabulous. Amazing flowers from cactus. Today's is a stunner. I loved yesterday's too.

rc6 said...

hi julie, how are u going??
waiting for the Moon....for sure....
greetings from italy
ciao anthony

magiceye said...

indeed gorgeous!

PAK said...

Beautiful flower!
(Of course, we have cactuses as a potted plants, but there are exotic plants.)

Katney said...

You are reight. It is brilliant. I have somehow managed to never be in the desert when it is in bloom. We usually come at Thanksgiving to visit our kids. Now that we are both retired, we will need to change that.

asf said...

This is so beautiful, esp when enlarged. So detailed. GReat shot! BTW, you're now on my bloglist. :)

glenda said...

Beautiful photo. I would love to have a dress that color!

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