Rolling Around In Beaucarnea Flowers
Parodia leninghausii, Lemon Ball Cactus.
On this visit, most everything in bloom at the Huntington Desert Garden seemed to be yellow.
Alluaudia flowers. I've never seen them close up before. Usually the ones in bloom are 20' tall.
This Agave wasn't in bloom, but don't the yellow-edged swoops of foliage make you ooh and ahh?
Pseudobombax ellipticum has pleated green ribbons of tissue on its swollen trunk.
The flowers are almost yellow--maybe they're ivory.
Commonly known as "the shaving-brush tree". Surely it will need a new common name in coming decades. By then, who will know what a shaving brush is?
The San Marcos website says the name Euphorbia
"was noted by Pliny the Elder as being a reference to Euphorbus, the physician of King Juba II of Numidia."
E. resinifera is from the slopes of the Atlas mountains in Morocco.
I did always wonder where the name Euphorbia originated.
Cyphostemna juttae. This fine specimen is over six feet tall (2 m).
Follow the paths...
...as they turn through the monsterous and monstrose bubbles of green...
Whoa! What is that all over the ground?!? Did a vegan spill his couscous?
Are those bees...rolling in pollen and flowers?!? Yes they are.
Big yellow flowers.
Reaching for sky, beckoning bees.Beaucarnea flowers, making everyone smile.