04 May 2009

Jardin Exotique - Crested Saguaro


This weird looking plant is called a Crested Saguaro. However, to see an amazing version of this plant, complete with holes for the birds that nest in it (!) we need to go all the way to Arizona. Click on Julie's Scottsdale Daily Photo for a great photo and information on the plant too.

6 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the patterns and textures in this plant. It's a great closeup too.

Hyde DP said...

what a prickly beast this seems

Marie-Noyale said...

I see you also have the visit of that annoying Anonymous...
I had to put the comment moderation to get rid of it!!!
Amazing plant...

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You have shown the complexity of the crested saguaro quite well.

Do they call it a saguaro in France? I wonder if they pronounce it the same. In Arizona, it is pronounced as though it were "suWARo."

Jilly said...

Marie-NOyale, yes I keep thinking i must turn on the moderation. So annoying.

Dave - no idea how it's pronounced. I wouldn't even have known the name but for Julie's blog.

Virginia said...

I taught a unit on the saguaro every year. Cactus hotel it's called because of all the different species that make their home in it when it's alive and after it dies.
Your reader is right. It is pronounced sawaro.

Lovely capture of this unusual cactus formation.
V

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