Beautiful Blooms at the Garden

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


Beautiful Blooms at 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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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.

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Here is the Stapelia bloom which resembles a starfish.

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

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