The name saguaro comes from the Mayo language, later moving into 🇪🇸 Spanish, then 🇬🇧 English.  Part of cactus  family Cactaceae.

Native to the Sonoran Desert in 🇲🇽 Mexico and 🇺🇸 USA, and some parts of California. The saguaro blossom is the state wildflower of Arizona.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Carnegiea hosts caterpillars of 1 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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