OK, I don’t know what plant this is the flower of. I just wanted to get that out of the way up front.
If this were a new bird for me, I admit I would have tracked it down the same day. An unknown flower, not so much.
I just liked the way it looked.
I saw it at Boyce-Thompson Arboretum, about a 60-minute drive east of metro Phoenix, which showcases the deserts of the world.