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Saguaro Flowers Emerge From Small Limb

Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea)

The Saguaro Cactus blossom is Arizona's state flower.

Creamy-white, 3-inch-wide flowers with yell...
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Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea)

The Saguaro Cactus blossom is Arizona's state flower.

Creamy-white, 3-inch-wide flowers with yellow centers bloom May and June. Clustered near the ends of branches and not all of the flowers on a single Saguaro bloom at the same time. Instead, over a period of a month or more, only a few of the up to 200 flowers open each night, secreting nectar into their tubes, and awaiting pollination. These flowers close about noon the following day, never to open again. If fertilization has occurred, fruit will begin to form immediately.
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valeriemurchie-stolpe
 
valeriemurchie-stolpe June 12, 2014
Interesting and pretty.
1Ernesto
1Ernesto June 12, 2014
It is the smallest limb I have ever seen in bloom - how fun!
Flosno
 
Flosno June 14, 2014
Interesting cacti
1Ernesto
1Ernesto June 14, 2014
Interesting indeed and the more I research them the more I enjoy catching them in different stages of development etc..
luckmount
 
luckmount June 15, 2014
Beautiful
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lizziemellis June 15, 2014
Interesting write up as always Ernesto :-)

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