Tillandsias, Mesembs, orchids, herbalism, art, pensive musings, and gardening on sand dunes.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Mammillaria Mesmeria - Look Into My Spines!
Okay, I know that's not it's real name. This is my favorite Mammillaria, and it's M. microhelia. Very cool name for an amazing cactus with its own, built-in optical illusion. The areoles and spines are arranged and colored in such a way that if you look at them, they appear to be moving. Dr. Mesmer would have liked this cactus!