You may remember seeing previous posts of my friend Cathy's incredible vegetable garden. Well today she sent me this photo of a cactus flower that is growing near her garden. She doesn't know the name of this unusual flower but I'm hoping a site visitor will identify it and let us all know. Thanks!
23 October 2010
Calling all Tucson botanists ~ please check in!
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Wow, I haven't seen anything like it. What a surprise.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! It almost has a Pointsetta quality to it....isn't there a Christmas or Pointsetta Cactus in "these here parts?" My best guess...Love ya Di...and give me a jingle soon!! Love,Michelle BReplyDelete
It's called the carrion flower and it's a succulent from South Africa. The smell is quite stinky. Stepelia is the latin name....really fun plants to grow here in the desert:)ReplyDelete
Fantastic! Thanks, Rohrerbot. I knew there would be a smart plant person to identify this beauty!ReplyDelete