If it’s spring in Tucson, you will almost certainly stumble upon Torch Cacti. They sport some of the most beautiful flowers in the Sonoran Desert.
Torch Cacti are also known by their scientific name, Trichocereus hybrids. They produce very large, brightly-colored flowers that are truly magnificent to see. All of these photos were taken in my neighborhood. There are three varieties: First Light, Epic, and Apricot Glow
Faint pink and white flower
This torch cactus came into full bloom overnight and it was quite spectacular.
The next day, all the flowers were gone. Javelina, the local wild pigs, often come through our neighborhood at night and they ate all the flowers off the cactus! Talk about a clean sweep.
Hot Pink Flower
A range of peaches and yellows