Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography


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And for those who have never had the chance to look into a prickly pear cactus flower—one of the largest and most attractive we have in Texas—here’s what the inside of one looks like (click for greater detail). Note the subservience of all those frenzied stamens to the single raised stigma at the center of the polleny storm.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 22, 2011 at 5:29 AM

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  1. It’s beautiful, Steven, it looks almost like velvet. 🙂


    August 22, 2011 at 8:08 PM

  2. I have looked at them many times. This is a gorgeous photo of it!


    August 22, 2011 at 10:53 PM

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