Physical Setting
Climate
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Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
External Resources
Physical Setting
Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
External Resources

PlantsNative TreesNative ShrubsNative CactusesWildflowersOther Plants

COMMON CACTI OF TUCSON

Cactus Thumbnails
Cactus Spotlights (13)

Cactus Topics

  • Cactus Family: general information on cacti
  • Cactus Types: descriptions and pictures of the most common groups of cacti in the area
  • Opuntia: how prickly pears and chollas are different than most other cacti
fishhook pincushionCacti are a memorable part of Tucson's flora -- in more ways than one. People look at Saguaros and see human figures. And you will never forget the cactus that "jumped out" and got you. Columnar cacti (such as the Saguaro), along with leguminous trees, characterize the Sonoran Desert. To learn more about cacti, go to the Cactus Family page.

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