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.
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8 comments on “Cacti of the Sonoran Desert”
Great pics of cool plants! If I had to choose a favorite it would be the good old fashioned Saguaro.
I agree Glenn. The one in the photo is about 10 feet tall and may be 25-30 yrs old.
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I also favor the Saguaro. Maybe its from watching hundreds of episodes of Road Runner and Wyle E Coyote as a kid.
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head!
these pictures are spectacular Love BARB
Thank you Barb. Good to hear from you!
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!
Thx Carlos, but I’m afraid your comparison stretches things quite a bit! 😉