Friday, January 8, 2010

Bishop's Cap Cactus


Some of you may remember this interesting cactus that has a soft fuzz on it that serves as sunscreen.

Someone had asked me to post the photo of the flower from this cactus. I did not know if I would see a flower, but it finally happened.

This cactus is called Astrophytum myriostigma. The cactus comes from Mexico and produces bright yellow flowers, like the one you see in the photo.

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16 comments:

brattcat said...

You're terrific, Julie.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous yellow flower!

Rambling Round said...

Pretty!

Leif Hagen said...

Mellow Yellow! Lovely! Happy Weekend, Julie!

Halcyon said...

Neat! I've never seen a flower on a cactus. Guess we don't have the right conditions here.

B SQUARED said...

Lovely!

Lois said...

It is a beautiful yellow Julie!

Jarart said...

So delicate!

Rob and Mandy said...

Beautiful!
About your latest postings, very nice all of them, what struck me most is the name Taliesin. It's a good friend's name, who died 10 days ago, of cancer.
And it is also Merlin's real name, in King Arthur's saga, as Merlin was a title, not a name.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Oh what a beautiful flower. I've heard of flowering cactus but never seen one - at least not like that. Such a lovel ycolour.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Don and Krise said...

That really is a nice one Julie. Thank you for sharing.

gogouci said...

This is just the cutest little thing!! Great capture!

Mirela said...

Beautiful flower and the photo! Does it bloom annually, or it's one of those cacti that bloom once every second never?

Thérèse said...

You seem to have a green thumb with yellow flowers Julie!

Suzanne said...

Catus flowers, really beautiful. Real gems amidst the desert. Thankyou.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Love its deep colour!

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