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8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Cereus Peruvianus (Peruvian Apple) Cactus only blooms at night and only for one night. Its huge flower lasts into the early morning hours. Once the sun rises, the flower closes up and dies.

A Cereus Peruvianus (Peruvian Apple) Cactus only blooms at night and only for one night. Its huge flower lasts into the early morning hours. Once the sun rises, the flower closes up and dies.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2010
Date Uploaded: 06.2010
Photo Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: DSC-P200
Copyright: © Vikki Leonard