Pictures from Phoenix and sometimes from the surrounding cities that make up the "Valley of the Sun"
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
This toothpick cactus had a lot of blooms on it when I saw it last weekend. It's a large cactus, probably over 15 feet tall (5m). It's real name is Stetsonia Coryne and it's native to Argentina. According to Wikipedia, it was named in honor of Frances Lynde Stetson, a New York attorney and plant lover. I couldn't find any information as to why an Argentinian cactus ended up with the name of a New York lawyer.