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Cacti of the Sonoran Desert

Not surprisingly, a plant wishing to survive the harsh desert climate must think “protection” first. This vegetation looks quite attractive from a distance, but a very close inspection reveals most of these plants have wicked defenses built in. These defenses scream leave me alone or be sorry you didn’t!

I’ve collected a few photos of an assortment of common desert plants that follow. I hope you’ll find them wicked, beautiful, and interesting in their own way.

*tap on any image to enlarge*

8 comments on “Cacti of the Sonoran Desert

  1. Great pics of cool plants! If I had to choose a favorite it would be the good old fashioned Saguaro.


    1. I agree Glenn. The one in the photo is about 10 feet tall and may be 25-30 yrs old.

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  2. Greg Griffith says:

    I also favor the Saguaro. Maybe its from watching hundreds of episodes of Road Runner and Wyle E Coyote as a kid.


    1. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head!


  3. Barbara fedorczyk says:

    these pictures are spectacular Love BARB


    1. Thank you Barb. Good to hear from you!


  4. carloshidalgo0409 says:

    After this trip, in view of your great prose and photos, you can get a job with one of the country newspapers–Travels with Abby. It worked pretty well for John Steinbeck!


    1. Thx Carlos, but I’m afraid your comparison stretches things quite a bit! 😉


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