My favorite flower here in the hottest part of summer. Buffalo gourd flowers about 6-9″ across.
This is the top of a small copse of Apache Plume growing along the back fence of lot 4 just at the northwest corner. I pass it every lap of my exercise walks along the periphery of the lot. Truly at peak flowering a week ago – when I snapped this with my iPhone. Last laps of the day just before sunset. Background shadowed by the sun almost setting. A spot of brightness caught this particular bush and I had to stop and grab the image.