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Beautiful Blooms at the Garden

See what's blooming along the Garden's trails.


Beautiful Blooms at the Garden

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

Echinocereus stoloniferus spp. tayopensis blooming outside of Webster Center.

The Stapelia is a genus of low-growing, spineless, stem succulent plants. Most Stapelia flowers are visibly hairy and generate the odour of rotten flesh to attract various pollinators including blow flies. Another common name for the Stapelia is the carrion flower.

Here is the Stapelia bloom which resembles a starfish.

Lilies are blooming under a tree on the west side of Archer House along the Center for Desert Living Trail.

A saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) in Ottosen Entry Garden is starting to show its magnificent blooms with many more to come.

Red torch (Echinopsis huascha) blooming near the mammillaria bed along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail.

The Desert willow trees (Chilopsis linearis) are in full bloom throughout the Garden. These spectacular orchid-like blooms exude a heavy musky fragrance and usually bloom in groups of two or three. This lovely bouquet is blooming on a tree by the bridge on the Desert Discovery Loop Trail near the Center for Desert Living Trail.

Echinopsis hybrid blooming in the Center for Desert Living Trail.

This Pereskia started blooming yesterday in the Center for Desert Living. At first glance, this plant does not resemble a cactus, but a cactus it is, with spiny non-succulent stems and large leaves.

This pretty pink potted rose is blooming in the Center for Desert Living.

This Opuntia engelmannii is blooming at the east entrance to the Desert Botanical Garden.

This Blind Prickly Pear [Opuntia rufida] is just one of many of this species blooming throughout the Desert Botanical Garden. This lovely quintet is in the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus Gallery.

This very photogenic Opuntia macrocentra prickly pear trio is blooming off the Discovery Loop Trail near Webster.

This is a photo of the Stenocereus dumortieri that resides in the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus Gallery. The blooms are about the size of a quarter and close early in the morning.

A Giant Argentine Candicans blooming in Stardust Plaza.

This beautiful prickly pear is blooming among the wildflowers on the Desert Wildflower Loop Trail.

This beautiful Echinocereus is blooming in the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus Gallery.

An Astrophytum myriostigma [also known as Bishop’s Cap] blooming in the Sybil B. Harrington Cactus Gallery.

White roses blooming in the Center for Desert Living Trail.

White roses blooming in the Center for Desert Living Trail.

The Garden is blooming orange…shades of orange that is. Here is a close-up photograph of an Ocotillo [Fouquiera splendens] flag. The ocotillo are starting to bloom throughout the garden.