Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Idaho Saguaro

Our family calls this the Idaho Saguaro - because it resembles the saguaro (cactus) of Arizona and Mexico. See a real one here. The "Idaho Saguaro" is a common roadside weed. This one was found along the road near the Boise River. It could be an important exotic or native plant? It's not on the state "noxious weeds" list. Maybe someone checking this blog can identify it. On a side note, there is a subdivision in the suburbs called "Saguaro Canyon" - which is funny because the true saguaro can't possibly grow here. And we noticed that the cactus plants they did install quickly died.


  1. Idaho Saguaro, hahaha!!! We make up names like that, too. There are hundreds of prairie dogs at the entrance of town and I call them Colorado meerkats. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. I was going to say it looks like Lamb's Ears, but the leaves don't look fuzzy enough. Who would have thought that cactus could survive in Idaho!

  3. Didn't know this at all. interesting plant.


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