This is a photo is of an Echinocereus viridiflorus var. montanus with fire damage from the Colorado High Park Fire from 2012. This photo is my favorite of all the fire damage photos because the timing of the blooming and the fire leave the plant with charcoal flowers. Of course the plant is surviving and recovering very well from the fire and will likely make flowers again in years to come. This situation is very strange where a cactus has its flowers burned, and likely an extremely rare find in nature.

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