Arizona's State Flower: The Incredible Saguaro Cactus Flower

CreditSteven Meckler

About Saguaro Cacti

White flowers on top of a saguaro cactus with the Tucson Mountains in the background.
Flowering saguaro cacti dominate the landscape at Saguaro National Park West in May.

Peak Blooming Season

A bird sits on a saguaro cactus, eating its ruby red fruit.
Saguaro fruit provides for an excellent food source for birds of all types. The cacti are vital for food and shelter to many species in the Sonoran Desert.

Harvesting of Saguaro Fruit

People harvesting ripe fruits from a saguaro cactus.
Harvesting the ripe saguaro fruits.
CreditSteven Meckler

Where to See Saguaro Cactus Flowers

PicturedA rare crested saguaro in the Tortolita Mountains.
CreditMick Wedley

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