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