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Night Blooming Cereus
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Posted By: kyricom, 06-11-2012, 06:04 AM

I just got back from a trip to Florida to visit my mother and saw the most amazing flower. Her area is full of very old Pine trees about 50 or 60 feet tall. Her neighbor came and got us one night because her "Night Blooming Cereus" was blooming. Night Blooming Cereus is a cactus that's like a vine, and it had climbed up the pine tree. They have magnificent 8 inch blooms - but they only bloom at night, and they only bloom ONE night per year! I had never even heard of them before, but was lucky enough to be there when it happened. The next day they were all gone.


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06-11-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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Wonderful shots and I'm glad you could share something most of us will never get a chance to see (and probably didn't even know about - now if you want to ask me about snow, that I can tell you lots about)
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How beautiful and how lucky that you were there and had a neighbor who was thoughtful enough to come get you. All around good job.
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Great catch, reminds me of a different variety I took some photos of. TFS, Bob
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Thanks for your comments. Those you have are certainly interesting, Bob. I wish these things grew up here in the north where I live. :-)


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