The Saguaro Cactus Flower is the State Flower of Arizona
The state flower of Arizona is the Saguaro Cactus Flower. The Saguaro Cactus when fully mature reaches an age exceeding 200 years. The Saguaro is slow growing and flowers do not appear until the cactus reaches approximately 60 years of age. Today, I noticed that a number of Saguaros blossoming in my yard. Eventually, the flower, turns into a fruit, which is then harvested by some during the summer months. Excellent syrups, jams and even wine is made from the fruit. In this blog, you will see the cactus, then the flowers and then pictures of the red fruit.
In the days and weeks to come, it is my intent to post photos and share my many rich and fulfilling Arizona experiences. Hopefully, this blog will engender and create an interest on the part of the reader to know more about the diversity of the "Grand Canyon State" and possibly visit. (November 23rd, 2009)
I was born and raised in the cold country of Minnesota. After spending thirty seven years in education, retirement in Arizona was my answer. Today, my interests and passions include traveling, playing tennis and being with my grandchildren.