Mojave Desert Cacti Flowers

Yellow Barrel Cactus Flowers

Orange Mound Cacti Flowers

Green Cholla Cactus Flower

Pink Beavertail Cactus Flower

Cacti are adapted to life in the desert.  They can survive temperature extremes with very little water.  Spines protect them from hungry animals.  If the rains come, they bloom in spring.  Mojave Desert cacti flowers are very colorful!

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

2 Responses to Mojave Desert Cacti Flowers

  1. Malou says:

    Beautiful pictures! I’ve always been so fascinated by cacti flowers. I’ve been to a nice garden in Eze in the South of France where they also have very nice cacti collection. Still, nothing compares to seeing them out there in the desert. 😉

    • Pam says:

      Thank you! The contrast between delicate flowers and the challenging climate of the desert is amazing. We watch the bloom forecast every year, and if the conditions are right, we drop what we’re doing and head to the desert for a few days. France sounds amazing – we would like to visit someday!

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