Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Saguaro National Park Adventure



This cactus, was estimated to be more than 200 years old.  It is some 7feet 10 inches around and 46 tall.   It was burned in the Cave Creek fire.  It was the one of largest Saguaro .
The organ pipe fruit ripens just before the rainy season starts in the summer.  Then splits  open to showing it's bright red fruits.
 The Ocotillo is not a true cactus.  Most of the year it looks dead.  on the first rain fall the plant be comes lush with small ovate leaves.  The flower a bright crimson
flower apears,   especially after rainfall in spring, summer, and occasionally fall.
 

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