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Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)
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Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)

General: Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) are large, columnar cactus with upward pointing branches.

There are thought to be a few saguaro in California and one or two in Nevada, but they are common and a signature plant of in Arizona. Saguaro don't occur naturally around Las Vegas, but they are used for landscaping. Look for this species around McCarran International Airport, North Las Vegas Airport, flood control basins, and other municipal areas.

Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)

Family: Cactus (Cactaceae).

Other Names: .

Plant Form: Usually one upright stem with several long, upright arms.

Height: To about 45 feet.

Trunk: None.

Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)

Stems: Single, cylindrical stem; to about 2-feet diameter.

Stem Surface: Ribs.

Spines:.

Glochids:

Flowers: Blooms at night, flower to about 6-inches diameter, white

Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)

Fruits:

Seeds:

Habitat: Rocky hillsides, desert flats

Distribution: Southeastern California and southern Arizona, south into Mexico.

Elevation: To about 4,500 feet.

Comments:

Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)
Northern-most natural Saguaros along Hwy 93 near Wikieup
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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