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Carnegiea gigantea, Saguaro

Carnegiea gigantea

Saguaro
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: California, Arizona
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spiny

The Carnegiea gigantea is one of the defining plants of the Sonoran Desert. These plants are large, tree-like columnar cacti that develop branches (or arms) as they age, although some never grow arms.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/carnegiea_gigantea.htm