Cactus

Pretty red cactus in Zion National Park.

Claret Cup (Echinocereus triglochidiatus)

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 30, 2007 5:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice capture !

It took me awhile to find this one! Look at those needles or spines! This has to be the Grizzly Bear Cactus, but I suppose Sp-member Anya Jingle might have the final word. Thanks for posting!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Dec 30, 2007 6:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice capture !

This can only be a Claret Cup (Echinocereus triglochidiatus). The crimson red flowers are unmistakable. One of my favorite cacti. The flowers stay open both day and night. Great photo Tanya!

tanya

tanya - Dec 30, 2007 9:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice capture !

Thanks Anya! For the compliment and the name! ;) You have so many nature photos it amazes me!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 30, 2007 9:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice capture !

The flowers look to me like they're almost ORANGE. Maybe I've been drinking too much eggnog! Thanks, Tanya! : > )

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