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Along with the wildflowers, many cactuses were also blooming as we made our way across the Southwest. Here’s some of the ones we saw.
Out of thousands of saguaros, this was the only bloom we saw anywhere, and we only found it because we walked out one evening for a better view of the sunset.
The saguaro is Arizona’s state flower.