Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Saguaro With - - Well, Have a Lookie See

There are Saguaro everywhere!  Growing in the desert, planted in yards, gardens and flora plantings everywhere.

This one is at the Arizonian RV Resort where we are staying.  So far, it has to be the most unusual one I have seen, with that cluster of "fingers" at the top left.  They almost look like a baseball glove, eh??


Greta Koehl said...

It looks a bit like a hand holding a little flower.

Jasia said...

It's really awesome. It would be even more awesome to see it in bloom. Is there a season for that?

Carol said...

Jasia, per Wikipedia,

The night blooming white and yellow flowers appear April through June .

Doubt I will be lucky enough to see them as we head outta here April 3rd, give or take.

Michelle Goodrum said...

That is definitely the most unusual saguaro I have seen. I love the waves going up the "trunk". I believe there's a name for the unusual "flower" part at the top but I couldn't tell you what it is.

This one's a real doozy!

Carol said...

Michelle, I believe that is called "crested" (check out the Wikipedia page). While there, click on the link to "fascination", kinda plant techy, but here is part of the article:

"Fasciation can be caused by a mutation in the meristematic cells, bacterial infection, mite or insect attack, or chemical or mechanical damage. Some plants may inherit the trait."