Friday, 02 January 2015 20:39

Arizona State Flower

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Arizona State Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom

Scientific Name: Carnegiea gigantea

State Flower Description: Saguaro cactus grow throughout Arizona and are a very large cactus that grows to over 70 feet tall. The Saguaro blossom grows at teh tips of the cactus and is a brilliant white flower that grows in the months of May and June. The Saguaro cactus has a fairly long lifespan as far as plants go, and live up to 150 years. The flower blooms at night and stays open throughout the night then closes around noon the next day.

Where It's Found: The Saguaro cactus is found in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican State of Sonora, and the Whipple Mountains and Imperial County areas of California.

Arizona State Flower Dedication: 1931