Thursday, July 19, 2012


Opuntia by andiwolfe (I'm back!)
Opuntia, a photo by andiwolfe (I'm back!) on Flickr.

This beautiful cactus flower was in bloom during the American Penstemon Society meeting, which was last month in Wyoming. The habitat was sage brush scrub. With those spines, one has to be careful about where one steps.

The flower is a typical representation of what my major professor labeled "mess and spoil" pollination.

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