Something lovely has been happening all across the ‘Burg. The night-blooming cereus has made its annual appearance in the Sunshine City. Our friend Brady Diggs was kind enough to share some photos of the blooms — and they are pure Florida magic.
Photo courtesy of Brady Diggs
Night-blooming Cereus is the common name referring to a large number of flowering ceroid cacti that bloom at night. The flowers are short lived, and some of these species, such as Selenicereus grandiflorus, bloom only once a year, for a single night.
Photo courtesy of Trent Manke
You can find these beauties all over the Old Northeast, in Historic Kenwood, Woodlawn and Crescent Heights.
Here’s what the Night-blooming Cereus appear right before they open up at night.
Have you seen any in your area? Feel free to share your photos in the comments below!