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San Pedro cactus

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Plantidote of the Day 2012-11-05

san pedro cactus flower

Trichocereus pachanoi

San Pedro cactus

This is why I love cactus -- the flowers. Most of the year, you have a plant that's pretty much untouchable, and often isn't all that attractive to begin with. And then one day, you look outside and holy moly, the thing has just produced one of the most extraordinary flowers you've ever seen -- out of nowhere! Read below the fold...

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Plantidote of the Day 2011-10-10

San Pedro cactus in bloom

Trichocereus pachanoi or Echinopsis pachanoi

San Pedro cactus

San Pedro cactus is more famous for being a source of mescaline than for flowers, but the flowers are still awesome. The buds are fuzzy gray balls that look like cat toys. (You can sort of see one on the right, just beneath the two open blooms.) Read below the fold...

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