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.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors), 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file   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.

Learn more about saguaro Carnegiea gigantea

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