The saguaro cactus, a must in any true Western movie, grows only in the Sonoran Desert specifically southern Arizona and western Sonora, Mexico. It is a slow-growing cactus and a plant isn’t considered mature until it reaches about 125 years old. Since it contains mostly water, a saguaro can weigh up to 6 tons.
In April through June, the cactus produces large white flowers that eventually mature into red fruits eaten by many birds and animals. The flowers produce nectar that attracts insects, birds and bats.
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