The Bean Trees

What might the night-blooming cereus symbolize?


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The night-blooming cereus is a symbol and a harbinger. Lou Ann views this as a sign that they are undertaking the journey at the right time: the problems of each character are coming together so that each of them can be resolved. The night-blooming cereus is also a dark symbol, an example of great beauty finding its expression only when things seem darkest.