Tuesday, March 23, 2010
BALLOON CACTUS (NOTOCACTUS MAGNIFICUS), CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, MARCH 16, 2010
Pentax *ist DS
Tamron SP AF 90mm f2.8 DI Macro
1/750 sec. f11
One of the treasures I found last week in the Chicago Botanic Garden's desert greenhouse was this striking globular Notocactus magnificus, a native of southern Brazil and Uruguay. It's a common household plant in drier and warmer climes and often grows to the size of a soccer ball.