Beautiful Cereus huntingtonianus blooming in the early morning hours!

Beautiful Cereus huntingtonianus blooming in the early morning hours!

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

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

With rain comes flowers. Kelvin cholla, Cylindropuntia x kelvinensis (Cylindropuntia fulgida x C. spinosior)

With rain comes flowers. Kelvin cholla, Cylindropuntia x kelvinensis (Cylindropuntia fulgida x C. spinosior)

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

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

Sunlight highlight this prickly pear bud on an Opuntia aciculate located at the entrance of the Center for Desert Living Trail.

Sunlight highlight this prickly pear bud on an Opuntia aciculate located at the entrance of the Center for Desert Living Trail.

Stapelia alert! We found this unique bloom in Desert Terrace Garden on May 25, 2016. Did you know they smell like rotting meat?

Stapelia alert! We found this unique bloom in Desert Terrace Garden on May 25, 2016. Did you know they smell like rotting meat?

Some plants bloom at night to attract nighttime pollinators.  The queen of the night, Peniocereus greggii, is one of those plants. You would never know during the day that this plant has a beautiful bloom. www.dbg.org

Some plants bloom at night to attract nighttime pollinators. The queen of the night, Peniocereus greggii, is one of those plants. You would never know during the day that this plant has a beautiful bloom. www.dbg.org

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