Arizona Hiking Gallery
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZ
October 1, 2017
Gallery contains 27 photos
Gallery last updated: 10/12/2017

This hike was a leisurely stroll along the trails of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Agaves and cactus line the entry bed near the Desert Botanical Garden entrance.

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Agaves and cactus line the entry terraces near the Desert Botanical Garden entrance.

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Agave parryi var. truncata

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Dale Chihuly glass sculptures in the Garden's entrance bed.

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Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni) in front of Purple Pricklypear (Opuntia santa-rita).

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The pads of the Bunny Ears Pricklypear, (Opuntia microdasys), sport dense clusters of glochids, very fine hair-like spines that are easily detached and embedded into skin.

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Bunny Ears Pricklypear, (Opuntia microdasys)

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Purple Pricklypear (Opuntia santa-rita), will turn shades of purple under stresses such as drought or cold.

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A mass planting of Queen Victoria Agave (Agave victoriae-reginae)

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Queen Victoria Agave (Agave victoriae-reginae).

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Have a seat on the orange bench.

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Mexican Fence Post Cactus (Stenocereus marginatus).

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Aloe 'Hercules' is a tree aloe hybrid between Aloe dichotoma and Aloe barberae.

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Dragon Trees (Dracaena draco).

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The leaves of Black Thron Aloe, (Aloe melanacantha), curve inward in time of drought and heat.

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Black Thron Aloe, (Aloe melanacantha).

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Black Thron Aloe, (Aloe melanacantha).

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Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister).

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Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister).

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Mescal Ceniza, (Agave colorata).

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One of the largest cactus species,the Cardon Cactus, (Pachycereus pringlei), can reach heights of 60 feet.

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Fine Family Contemplation Garden.

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Fine Family Contemplation Garden.

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Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus sp.)

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Gambel's Quail (Callipepla gambelii).

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Clump Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus robustus).

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Moroccan Mound (Euphorbia resinifera).

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