This beautiful cactus bloom typically lasts for just a day - it's a trichocereus and the color on this one is eye popping! Native Americans incorporate this plant in some ceremonies due to its mescaline content. For more info on this plant's medicinal uses click here. Photo courtesy of Camille Pons.
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