Today, as I was watering the plants on the deck, I noticed a start flower on that same cactus. What a thrill! Of course, I had to photograph it and found it very interesting in its details.
The name is Orbea variegata syn. Staphilia - Starfish cactus and you can see why when you look at the shape. The outside flower is a star. Look carefully at the macro shots inside the flower. The shape of 5's is consistent right down to the center of the flower. Love the consistency in nature!
|Orbea variegata syn. Staphilia - Starfish cactus|