It's the flowers that do.
They're pollinated by flies and smell like rotting meat. Yum.
But they are terribly fascinating.
And even quite beautiful.
The rest of today's sticks aren't stinky. This one is Stenocereus eruca, aka the creeping devil.
Most of the rest are going to go unnamed. I could guess, but that wouldn't do any of us any good.
Borzicactus aureispinus above and below? (maybe)
Hmmm, I think the golden guys in the front half of this picture are Borzicactus aureispinus as well.
And so this is the end of the sticks. But do not despair! There is one more Huntington Desert Garden post yet to come!
Weather Diary, Jan 18: Hi 53, Low 35/ Precip 0
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