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    Beautiful Blooms at the Garden
    See what's blooming along the Garden's trails.
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    Sunlight highlight this prickly pear bud on an Opuntia aciculate located at the entrance of the Center for Desert Living Trail.

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    Sunflower found along the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail.

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    stapelia are starting to bloom in the garden. I have never seen the backside of a stapelia flower. The flowers normally hug the plant when they bloom. This stapelia is blooming at the bottom of the ramp into Elliott Patio. Stapelia are blooming throughout the Garden.

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    Many of the opened buds give the appearance of a crown on this Ferocactus, found in the Ottosen Entry Garden.

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    Time for the Ferocactus to take their turn in the limelight. Look for these in the afternoon in Ottosen Entry Garden. There are many more blooms to come.

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    Yuca Vine (Merremia aurea), also called yellow morning glory, can grow over 25 feet tall and usually grow on a wall or fence. Yuca vines typically bloom from May to July in Arizona.

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    "The earth has music for those who listen." George Santayana Pictured is a globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus).

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    As sunflowers (helianthus) grow they face the sun during the day to maximize photosynthesis. Once fully grown, sunflowers stay facing east.

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    The ferocactus pottsii blooms in late spring and early summer. Swing by soon to see them in full bloom.

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    The mammillaria grahamii can grow up to 8 inches in native areas, such as California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Keep an eye out for these on the Center for Desert Living Trail.

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    Mammillaria melanocentra blooming with a crown of flowers.

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    Raindrops on Penstemon in the Desert Terrace Garden

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    There are blooms all over the Garden! This is Echinocereus stoloniferus spp. tayopensis cheery flower.

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    This passion flower (passiflora sp.) was hiding in the shade of the Center for Desert Living Trail.

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    An Echinopsis thelegonus blooming in the echinopsis bed along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail.

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    A lone saguaro bloom on the Desert Discovery Loop Trail just before sunrise.

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    Red Torch (Echinopsis huascha) blooming in Ottosen Entry Garden.

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    Echinopsis hybrid blooming along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail.

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    Harrisia blooming near the entrance to Stardust Plaza.

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    Sacred datura are blooming throughout the Garden. This bloom is along the Center for Desert Living Trail.

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    Echinopsis hybrid.

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    Echinocereus aurea blooming in bed across from Center for Desert Living Trail.

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    Echinocereus stoloniferus spp. tayopensis blooming outside of Webster Center.

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