Those are saguaro cactuses…the big ones…birds make holes in them and build their nests inside.
The little unincorporated community sits in a lonely stretch of hot desert amidst black rocks and saguaro cactuses.
When fully grown, saguaro are 15 meters tall and weigh as much as 10 tons.
During his studies the appearance of the first white-wing preceded the opening of the first saguaro flower by two days.
That is how the saguaro and the palo verde came to be on the mountains and the desert.
The long beak apparently is used for nectar-feeding in flowers of the saguaro Cactus.
At last the older boy said, "I will turn into a saguaro, so that I shall live forever and bear fruit every summer."
Their packs bore tanned skins, fruit of the saguaro cactus, edible roots of the mescal plant, and other trade goods.
On her other side was a wizened little old fellow with a wrinkled face and ribs corrugated like a saguaro.
The saguaro has a skeleton of woody ribs bound together by tough, woody fibers.
type of large branching columnar cactus of the North American desert, 1856, from Mexican Spanish, from a native name of unknown origin, perhaps from Yaqui (Sonoran).