The challenges and joys of an Arizona low desert gardener
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Most cactus flowers are beautiful in my estimation, but some, well, not so much. Such is the case with Mammillaria karwinskiana ssp. nejapensis. The small, straw colored flowers seem to take away from whatever attractiveness this cactus has going for it. I don't think it's too bad without the flowers, but this Mammillaria species wouldn't win any cactus beauty contests anyway. (See a previous postfor a photo.) Just my opinion. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, even with cacti.