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Updated: June 17, 2019 @ 9:56 am
Saguaros, as if following the lead of other native desert plants, are putting on a spectacular bloom this spring in deserts and neighborhoods around Tucson.
Enjoy it — because this doesn’t happen every year.
A saguaro in bloom along the trail. — Credit: Doug Kreutz/Arizona Daily Star
Tall saguaros with milky white blooms grace the Sarasota Trail. — Credit: Doug Kreutz/Arizona Daily Star
Saguaros are blooming along the Sarasota Trail. — Credit: Doug Kreutz/Arizona Daily Star
Saguaros are in spectacular bloom across the Tucson area and surrounding deserts. — Credit: Doug Kreutz/Arizona Daily Star
The large number of blooms is impressive because each flower found on a saguaro lasts just one day.
Saguaros, with their milky white flowers and buds waiting to open, are in bloom across the Tucson area and surrounding deserts.
Palo verde blooms on a slope with saguaros. -- Credit: Doug Kreutz/Arizona Daily Star
A saguaro shows off its milky white blooms. Each flower blooms for less than a full day.
This tall saguaro is sporting multiple blooms. -- Credit: Doug Kreutz/Arizona Daily Stars
Saguaros are blooming brilliantly in parts of the Tucson Valley. -- Credit: Doug Kreutz/Arizona Daily Stars
Saguaros and brittlebush in bloom add to the scenic beauty of the Rincon Valley beyond the Saguaro National Park entrance. But beauty can turn into beast during fire season.
A saguaro blooms in the Catalina Foothills. Blooms can be unpredictable, but peak blooms usually occur from mid-May to mid-June.
Saguaros are on a blooming binge in Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson. Photo taken on May 13, 2016.
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