Monday, July 06, 2009

Night Flower of Cereus Cactus

You have to get up late at night to photograph this cactus. It is probably a Cereus peruvianus. The bloom only lasts one night and it will probably be fully open by 5 AM. It will then close up when the sun is rising and the spent bloom will fall off several days later.

I did not have the best of lighting so I ended up using the flash which brings out the whites on this flower too much.

Close ups of the inside of the flower.

All pictures taken in Louisville, Kentucky.

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