04 June 2012

Königin der Nacht - Queen of the Night

peniocereus greggii, the queen of the night was named for its dramatic, white, waxy flowers that are composed of elegant white petals and stamens. One of the desert's most famous yet least encountered cactus, the queen of the night is virtually invisible most of the year. Reaching a height of four to eight feet, its thin, inconspicuous branches are frequently hidden amongst other desert cacti or shrubbery.

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