|RARE & ENDANGERED CACTI||SPECIAL PROJECTS|
var. robustispina ENDANGERED
Pima Pineapple Cactus
Photo Guides to Desert Ferns of
Arizona and Texas.
var. nicholii ENDANGERED
Arizona Turk's Head
& Davidson Canyon
var. erectocentrus Needlespine
var. acunensis Acuna Cactus
YOU SEEN ME?
How to identify it and report sightings.
& Rock Mat
Unusual Agave palmeri.
A. parryi x schottii hybrid.
Stenocereus thurberi Organ Pipe
Sonoran Desert soil crust.
Prickly Pears and Chollas
Tree National Park
Yuccas, Cacti, Wildflowers,
Stonecrop, Palm Oases
Hedgehogs and Rainbow Cactus
These photos are presented
for education and enjoyment,
to encourage the appreciation and preservation of Arizona native plants in their Sonoran Desert home.
All southwestern desert plants are threatened by loss of habitat to urban development
and destruction due to collection and off-road vehicle use.
Cattle ranching threatens ecosystems throughout the West, causing widespread
destruction of vegetation and streams, soil erosion, and arroyo formation.
The result is a patchwork of impoverished plant communities in a permanently altered landscape.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING! Online since July 2000, serving cactus enthusiasts,
land management agencies, conservation organizations, and the public. Photos have appeared in several publications.
ART, TEXT, and WEBPAGES by Lorena B. Moore.
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