Sabino Canyon 4/25/17
Sabino Canyon 1/25/17
Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Cactus (Cactaceae) family.
The white flowers are 3 inches (7.6 cm) across and open in the evening. The flowers crown the stem tips and are followed by plump, red fruit filled with black seeds. The fruits split open into red, round-lobed, often starlike shapes that can be mistaken for flowers when seen from a distance. The tree trunk-like stems have prominent, accordion-like folds and wooden support ribs and are green, fleshy, and lined with spines. After 65-75 years or so, the columnar main stem can develop side arms.
Santa Catalina Mountains
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.
Location: Abundant throughout Sabino Canyon and the Tucson Valley.
4/26/16, 1/25/17, 4/25/17
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