February 7, 2011

Arizona Blossoms

These 3-4" milky white blossoms crown the Saguaro cactus in late spring - they bloom at night and bats primarily do the pollinating. They close up during the daylight - The result in a bright red fruit that the birds love and there by spread the seeds. Both the flower and fruits are quite a site to behold. I had to do this sketch from pictures.

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