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a grove of cholla cacti and brittlebrush, Kofa Mountains, Arizona. by Ian Plant. our-world-is-beautiful

The weather has been absolute perfection here in Arizona and we are enjoying every bit of it until the heat sets in! So excited for summer though! Could you die at those gorgeous, vibrant prickly pear?

giant cactus, phoenix, arizona, 1902

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barbaraeatworld:  Agave plant in Mexico.via Alpha Lubicz

The pink walls of this garden in Mexico are a stunning backdrop for a giant agave plant

Large organ pipe cactus in Baja California, photographed by Leon Diguet in 1895

Mexican Giant Cordon (Pachycereus pringlei) photographed on the Baja peninsula by French naturalist Leon Diguet on one of his 6 expeditions to Mexico between 1893 & He later wrote the book.

cacti haven.


cacti haven.

The desert is the driest ecosystem. However, it offers a wide variety of plants. The desert is well known for the cactus (cacti plural) plant.

This is a picture someone posted on their tumbler of the desert. This shows some of their exotic plants that can only grow in excessive dry heat. The desert is a very fascinating place because of the fact that plants can grow with hardly any water.