Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sonoran Staghorn (watercolor, 10”x10”)

SONORAN STAGHORNI succeeded in keeping most of the light on this beautiful Staghorn Cholla.  Without the bloom I wouldn’t have given this cactus a second look.  But now I notice how beautiful and durable this plant is.  It’s color varies from green to blue to purple…  and that’s just the branches.  These flowers are yellow with pink tips tips and veins but they can be orange and red.  The light shimmers off 7-10 spines per reddish aerole.  Fruit follows the flower and stays for up to a year.  I love learning about new plants…  maybe I should have been a botanist.  Ciao!

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