PHOTOS: Night-Blooming Cereus make their annual appearance in St. Pete

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Night-blooming cereus emerge just once a year. The beautiful blooms seem to glow in the moonlight, and can be found around the Historic Old Northeast, and Old Southeast Neighborhoods.

WATCH: Night-blooming cereus open up in Historic Old Northeast.

Something lovely has been happening all across the ‘Burg. The night-blooming cereus has made its annual appearance in the Sunshine City. I was lucky enough to spot some blooms at the corner of 6th Avenue NE and Beach Drive.

blooming white flowers at night

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.

You can find these beauties all over the Old Northeast, in Historic Kenwood, Woodlawn and Crescent Heights.

Have you seen any in your area? Feel free to share your photos in the comments below!

Written by Andrew Harlan

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