Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 28, 2018

Big Bend National Park Wildflowers 4/25/18

Big Bend National Park  reports

Signaled by steadily rising spring temperatures, and intensified by arid local conditions, many Texas Rainbow Cactus (Echinocereus dasyacanthus) have erupted into bloom. Waxy yellow flowers seem to materialize from the stems amid rainbow-colored spines, attracting pollinators throughout desert flats and grasslands alike. Though cacti are best enjoyed from a distance, you can check out some of these fascinating facts to familiarize yourself with these spiny species:

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