Saguaro Cactus Blossom

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Official State Flower of Arizona

This is one of our favorite designs at OURizona. We sifted through several great photos to pick just the right one for the design. There are several areas of the state of Arizona where you can see thousands of saguaro cactus. Saguaro flowering begins around the last two weeks of April, and peak flowering occurs during the last week of May through the first week in June. Saguaro flowering is triggered by winter rain as well as the increased day length, and warmer temperatures of spring. The pure white waxy blossom of the giant saguaro cactus was designated the state flower of Arizona in 1931. 

The giant saguaro cactus (Cereus giganteus) is indigenous to Arizona; it grows to a height of forty to fifty feet and lives to an age of 150 to 200 years.

Native to the Sonoran Desert in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, saguaros (pronounced “sah-wah-roh”) are slow-growing and take up to 75 years to develop a side shoot. They are also slow at propagating, and the giant saguaro cactus is a candidate for the endangered species list.

Keep in mind that harming a saguaro cactus in any manner is illegal in Arizona, and during construction projects, special precautions must be taken to move every saguaro affected.

You will love adorning this decal on your vehicle to show your state pride and celebrate the official state flower.


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