Monday, May 5, 2008

Something A Little Tamer


The small, creamy flowers on this Mammillaria magnimamma are certainly tamer than many of the larger, more colorful cactus flowers that have been blooming in my garden of late.

The M. magnimamma species can have flower colors that range from cream to yellow, and pink to red. This is the first time this cactus has bloomed, so now I know which variety I have. M. magnimamma is also called Mexican Pincushion.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

How precious! I love cacti but we just don't have a great climate for them!

jocelyn said...

sometimes "tame" is the quietness that we crave...

Stuart said...

Very nice. The developing flowers look a lot like Mamm. peninsularis.

Cheryl said...

Very pretty little bloom. How many cacti do you have?

beckie said...

You amaze me with your knowledge of cacti. I always enjoy seeing what ones are in bloom.

Julie said...

It sure is a cute little flower...with a stripe!!!

No Rain said...

Cheryl,
I have over 150 varieties in pots, and many more in my garden.