Saturday, April 20, 2013

Prickly Delight

The colors spectrum of cactus blooms is incredible. In fact, flowers on the same plant can vary dramatically in color. This prickly pear or opuntia is a good example of the vibrant, almost fake looking, colors that appear each Spring. Once pollinated, the flowers wilt and die and the fruit pods at the base of the flowers begin to grow with luscious prickly pear fruit.

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