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Old Jan 11, 2008, 5:57 PM   #1
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I took these in a park near my house in Phoenix. These are probably 6 to 10 feet tall. They grow slowly ... maybe an inch a year. They bloom in the spring. This is the state flower of Arizona.


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Old Jan 11, 2008, 5:59 PM   #2
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 8:50 PM   #4
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thank you i needed that . snow right now and cold. i love the desert in winter hate that heat . i fill better now thank you . keep up the good work . rick






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Yep oakey, these cacti are about the only things around here that thrive during the summer. Hope it warms up soon for you. Thanks for taking a look.

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Nice shots, those are pretty big an inch a year probably took 10yrs to grow
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Hey hercules .... many of these cacti are over 100 years old. The ones that have multiple arms may be 200 years old and some are 30-40 feet high .... they grow very slow. Sadly, the ones in urban areas suffer from the air pollution and don't look too healthy.

Thanks for your comments!

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Ah, one more reason to visit there! These cacti, whichcan even house woodpackers as far as I know, make great subjects for photography
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Thanks bahadir. Yes, cactus wrens make their home in these plants. I will take some pictures in a few months when they start their annual blooming season. Hope all is well.

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I will take some pictures in a few months when they start their annual blooming season.
Looking forward to seeing them ! I might remind you with some examples fromthe manucipalitypark here :-)

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