Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rust-Colored Velvet Balls Growing from Cactus

What type of cactus is this with such funny flowers growing? Any guesses?

I was so glad to spot this cactus and unusual flowers at the Desert Botanical Garden. I had never seen this before.

There were so many bunched together. They look like quilts or a fruit with a pattern like a pineapple.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

il est vraiment surprenant comme cactus, original et beau.
it is really amazing as cactus, original and nice.

Mirela said...

What a weird cactus! Cool too! :)

B SQUARED said...

Looks like something out of a SciFi movie.

brattcat said...

Amazing shot. Amazing plant.

Sharon said...

I saw this one too! There were even some of those little balls on the ground and they appeared to be hollow and pink inside.

James said...

Very interesting. I've never seen this type before.

Jilly said...

It looks like a type of Prickly Pear but a very different one.

Jarart said...

Now I wonder if those fall off and if they are edible. Very unusual plant.

glenda said...

Very interesting.

Cezar and Léia said...

I have never seen this cactus before, it's amazing and the colours doing a beautiful mix!
Thanks for sharing
Léia

Bergson said...

I love the angles on an amazing photo

Don and Krise said...

Living where we do, I don't think we can be of much help. Maybe if it were a fern. :-(

Pat said...

The one on top center looks like a bird with a black beak.

Lois said...

I have no idea Julie, but it is quite beautiful!

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