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Queen of the Night in Bloom

Queen of the Night in Bloom

In its native desert Southwest range, an elusive cactus grows under creosote bushes, ironwoods and other desert shrubs. For most of the year, the twiggy-looking cactus is unrecognizable, looking like dead grey sticks.  But for one summer night, the queen arrives,...
Queen of the Night Cactus Flower and Her Hawk Moth

Queen of the Night Cactus Flower and Her Hawk Moth

Following a perfumed path in the night, hawk moths in the desert of Southern Arizona find the queen of the night cactus blossom held aloft on what appears to be a dead stick. The skinny cactus stems grow from a large tuberous root that weighs more than 40 pounds. The...
 
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