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Carnegiea gigantea


This saguaro was found during BioBlitz 2011 at the Saguaro National Park. With the knowledge of the saguaros growth rate, this specific saguaro is about 10 to 15 years old.


The saguaro is only found in the Sonoran Desert. The saguaro grows best in loose soil, such as on hillsides, and under the shade of a nurse tree.


Fun Fact: Most of the saguaros roots are only 4-6 inches deep and radiate out as far from the plant as it is tall. There is one deep root, or tap root that extends down into the ground more than 2 feet.

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the_tajminator 6 years ago

awesome cactus

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Lat: 32.28, Long: -111.18

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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