Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix, Arizona (Steve and Pete Make an Afternoon Visit - February 9, 2008)
The Desert Botanic Garden in Phoenix!
I captured this crested saguaro before I entered the park.
This particular saguaro can be seen along the roadside leading to the parking lot.
This is known as an Octopus Cactus. The official name is Stenocereus Alamosensis and it can be found in desert areas in western Mexico.
Now I should mention that I live in
Colorado and was traveling through the state of Arizona.
I was slowly bicycling through the Phoenix metropolitan area and
had a free afternoon to wander about the botanic garden. I really enjoyed the warm weather and took so many photos! :)
Special thanks to Pete in Tempe, AZ, a member of the botanic garden who got me in for free as his guest.
Oh and that interesting "cactus tree" is known as a Toothpick Cactus, Stetsonia Coryne. It grows commonly areas in South America.