Saguaro Flower

To my knowledge, it is highly unusual for a saguaro to flower anywhere other than on the top, or at the ends of an arm. Below is an example of a flower sprouting directly out of the trunk about 3/4 of the way up.

Saguaro FlowerSaguaro Flower – Saguaro National Park West, Tuscon, Arizona, USA

Copyright 2012 O. Bisogno Scotti  All Rights Reserved.

Nikon N90S SLR, AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D ED, zoom lens, Kodachrome 64 transparency film, Manfrotto 3221 tripod, Manfrotto 3285 ball head.



5 thoughts on “Saguaro Flower

    • It is like it’s saying, “I’m a beautiful flower, but don’t even think about touching me!”

      It is rare when a Saguaro has a bloom on the side of it’s trunk. They usually bloom on the top and the tips of the arms.

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