Friday, April 13, 2012

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   This flower is called "Living Rock Cactus" or Ariocarpus fissuratus . This plant grows in the dry Big Bend area of west Texas. It blooms in late summer and fall.

Ariocarpus fissuratus
Picture from University of Texas Plant Resource Center
   In this picture you can see why it is called a rock cactus... how many do you see?
(Hint ... not all of them are blooming.)

Picture from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Pamela Jo .. I love rock cactii .. they always amaze me how they come to life, and live on year after year ..

I can see three - but I guess there might be lots on each plant ..

Thanks for visiting .. cheers Hilary

Laura Eno said...

How pretty! Pink rocks... ;)

Bossy Betty said...

Oh! These are wonderful!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

All right, no idea.

Anonymous said...

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