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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pincushion Cactus in Bloom July 22, 2019 - Tucson, Arizona

The pincushion cacti in my front yard bloom about the middle of July each year. The pincushion is generally no more than 3-4 inches (8-10cm) tall and each flower is no more than an inch (2.5 cm) or so in diameter. Because the flowers are small, they do not make much of an impression from a distance. Up close, they are very pretty. Seed pods from a Palo Verde tree lie around the cactus,

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Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Tucson, Arizona, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: E-410
Copyright: © Bryan Daum