Monday, April 24, 2017

Buckhorn Cholla - Flowering

Seven years ago I did a post on buckhorn cholla, but none of the cholla I posted pictures of were flowering. In early April I was in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the buckhorn cholla were flowering in profusion. I got lots of photos. I found three variations of colored flowers: orange, yellow and red. 
Buckhorn cholla with orange flowers.
Two buckhorn cholla: red flowers in the back and yellow flowers in front. 
Buckhorn cholla with red flowers between two saguaro cacti.
The orange flowers were particularly beautiful, especially when the setting sun light was shining through the petals. 


  1. Cactus flowers are the biggest contradiction of all God's creations--delicate, soft, brilliant flowers borne by branches covered by harsh, hard, colorless, lethal spikes. I love your pictures!

  2. What a variety of colors! Beautiful!