Some cactus have fanciful names (they must of had good PR agents) and this is one of them. It is called the Star cactus because of its shape. This is the first time I can ever remember seeing one of the flowers. It is extraordinary, like all cactus flowers, with delicately colored petals and a strikingly colored center. Capturing these cactus flowers could be a daily job, but when you only have time to visit them once and while, you could go a whole lifetime and never see such a flower.