All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Saguaro cactus</strong>
<em>Cereus giganteus</em>
March 30, 2005 - Glendale, AZ<br>
This stately old cactus was growing in Thunderbird Park. I had not expected to see so many Saguaros in the Phoenix area. They seem to have very specific grow...
Saguaro cactus
Cereus giganteus
March 30, 2005 - Glendale, AZ

This stately old cactus was growing in Thunderbird Park. I had not expected to see so many Saguaros in the Phoenix area. They seem to have very specific growth requirements, I noticed they suddenly quit growing above a certain elevation and they only grew on certain sides of hills. It takes up to 50 years before a saguaro can grow its first arms, so it is obvious this cactus is quite old.

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