The Saguaro

Saguaro are magnificent cactus and – in my opinion anyway – no two are exactly alike.  Some are just straight up and down without arms (known as spears) while others grow side arms.  They have an incredibly long life span with some not growing a side arm until they reach 75-100 years in age and they can reach a height of 70 feet tall.  So having that bit of information as background material one can only guess how old this beauty is with it’s arms upon arms.

Read more about the saguaro cactus here.





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  1. #1 by Timothy Price on January 24, 2017 - 8:40 am

    They are interesting cacti!

  2. #3 by Piglove on January 24, 2017 - 8:57 am

    They are definitely so beautiful and age gracefully. This one kind of looks like it’s giving the finger…. not that I would know anything about that. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on January 24, 2017 - 9:44 am

      Naughty piggy! Some age better than others depending on weather and critters.

  3. #5 by Ingrid on January 24, 2017 - 12:41 pm

    They are fascinating and I love it when they bloom!

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on January 25, 2017 - 10:13 am

      Me too! They look like big burly tough guys with little flowery hats on lol

  4. #7 by mdhoffmannphoto on January 25, 2017 - 12:43 pm

    Now I am “armed’ with prickly knowledge. Btw – I have 2 arms but no prickles – how old does that make me?

  5. #9 by ChgoJohn on February 11, 2017 - 8:51 am

    I would so love to get out into the desert and seek out a saguaro. I’ve only seen them indoors at conservatories. Much better to see them in their natural habitat, where they can roam free — or whatever it is they do on the range.

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on February 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

      You’ve never seen a saguaro in the wild? Oh we must get you to Arizona! They are amazing to see when they get really large…and they don’t roam much 😉

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