Spring Cactus Flowers

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Sixteen years here and I still go gaga when the cactus bloom in the spring. Last year I got a new book and have gotten a lot of them identified.

#1 no ID here I just call it my favorite!



#2 Pinkflower Hedgehog (no kidding thats the name)



#3 Pitaya Hedgehog



#4 Claret Cups



#5 Kings Cup - local species - White Sands Strain



#6 Texas Rainbow Catus



#7 Orange Hedgehog - local species -Neo Mexicanus

 
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Pam, how something so thorny can produce such beauty. Hard to pick a favorite as each has it's own special beauty and color. Thanks for sharing these photos, well done.

Sandi
 
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Thank you all so much for the comments. Wayne - West Texas,specifiacally El Paso is where I found the new book "Cacti of Texas and neighboring states)
 
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Nice series Pam. #4 the Claret cup looks like an under water Sea Anemone.

I wish you had some macro shots. Those are some beautiful colors on those flowers.
 
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