It's called the Queen of the Night, La Reina de la Noche, or the Night-Blooming Cereus, but whatever you call her, every summer Peniocereus greggii is the superstar of the Sonoran Desert.

The Cinderella-like cactus looks like a dead stick most of the year but transforms in the summer by blooming on one night only, with many plants in an area blooming on the same night.

Tohono Chul Park has the largest public collection of the magical cactus on its grounds and, since 1992, has invited the public to view the enchanting flowers while their delicate petals unfold.

Tohono Chul Park

Queen of the Night: Night-Blooming Cereus Tohono Chul Park Through June 12th