Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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.

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