Friday, April 9, 2010

Fireworks of Cactus Flowers

Look how many cactus flowers are in bloom or going to bloom in this photo.

These fine pink, tissue paper-like flowers were exploding like fireworks on this Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus.

This type of cactus is scientifically called Opuntia Basilaris.

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11 comments:

brattcat said...

Yes, exactly, Julie, they are desert fireworks!

Sharon said...

That is a lot of blooming going on!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a remarkable cactus.

Lois said...

Gorgeous!

glenda said...

Wow! what a lovely display.

Halcyon said...

I love the colors on these. So pretty!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Amazing and beautiful !! This is what all i can say !!

Rob and Mandy said...

Wow,this is so beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

Marvellous photo Julie. What a gorgeous cactus.

Leif Hagen said...

Fantastic cactus flowers! Reminds me of trimming our prickly rose bushes this afternoon!

JM said...

Gorgeous colours and shot!

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