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.
Here are Giant Saguaros and Mexican Gold Poppies in the Arizona transition zone north of Phoenix. The Mexican Gold Poppy have four bright colored petals. They are one of the first spring blooms in the desert, they can be found on open gravel and sandy slopes. Read about Saguaro’s here: CACTI (part 1) Also: ARIZONA TRANSITION ZONE.… Read More SAGUAROS AND POPPIES
The Arizona Transition zone is literally the transition from the higher elevation Colorado Plateau Province to the north and east, and south to the Basin and Range Province of the lower elevation deserts. The Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains lie along the northern edge of the transition zone. The Black Hills Range and the… Read More ARIZONA TRANSITION ZONE
The Sonoran desert covers a large part of the southwest of the U.S. and northern Mexico. These cactus photos were taken on the Black Canyon trail, which is at the northern border where this desert meets the Arizona Transition Zone. The elevation of this area is around 2000-3000 feet. The cactus pictures are Engelmann Prickly… Read More SONORAN CACTUS