Today is National Cactus Day, a day to celebrate the various species of cactus. Here is Arizona, there are over 80 different species of cactus, in both the cooler high elevation and hot lower elevation desert areas. Cactus are plants that are drought-tolerant and store water in their leaves, stems, or roots. This is a… Read More NATIONAL CACTUS DAY
The Apache Plume is a native shrub to the southwest United States and in northern Mexico. They are found in arid woodland and desert areas. This photo shows the fruit heads of the flower after the white petals falls away.
Here are some desert wildflowers I caught on camera in the Black Canyon area in Arizona. This area is part of the ARIZONA TRANSITION ZONE.
Giant Saguaro’s are found on hills, slopes, or plains. They can grow up to 40 feet tall. They reside in Arizona and the Sonoran desert in Mexico. They will bloom white flowers in May and June. Giant Saguaro’s are the Arizona state flower.