| Cereus giganteus, Cactus family (Cactaceae)
|Flowers:||The Arizona State Flower -- Puffy, shiny white petals around a pale gold center, to 3" wide, typically bloom at night and last only 1 day.|
|Cactus:||Tree-like structure with branches to 20" in diameter, rounded at top. Ribs expand when more moisture is present, and shrink in "accordion-like" pleats during dry times.|
|Height:||Reputed to grow as tall as 50'.|
| Photographed June
1, in Superstition Mountain area.
Typically found on rocky slopes, only in the Sonoran desert.