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112920PhoenixMoabThanksgivingTripMP0325

SHOT 11/27/20 7:01:18 PM - Saguaros decorated with Christmas lights at the entrance to a subdivision in Phoenix, AZ. The saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) is a tree-like cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea, that can grow to be over 40 feet tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona as well as California and Mexico. The saguaro blossom is the state wildflower of Arizona. Its scientific name is given in honor of Andrew Carnegie. In 1994, Saguaro National Park, near Tucson, Arizona, was designated to help protect this species and its habitat. Saguaros have a relatively long lifespan, often exceeding 150 years. They may grow their first side arm around 75–100 years of age, but some never grow any arms. Arms are developed to increase the plant's reproductive capacity, as more apices lead to more flowers and fruit. (Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2020)

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SHOT 11/27/20 7:01:18 PM - Saguaros decorated with Christmas lights at the entrance to a subdivision in Phoenix, AZ. The saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) is a tree-like cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea, that can grow to be over 40 feet tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona as well as California and Mexico. The saguaro blossom is the state wildflower of Arizona. Its scientific name is given in honor of Andrew Carnegie. In 1994, Saguaro National Park, near Tucson, Arizona, was designated to help protect this species and its habitat. Saguaros have a relatively long lifespan, often exceeding 150 years. They may grow their first side arm around 75–100 years of age, but some never grow any arms. Arms are developed to increase the plant's reproductive capacity, as more apices lead to more flowers and fruit. (Photo by Marc Piscotty / © 2020)