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saguaro

(Encyclopedia) saguaro: see cactus .

Saguaro National Park

(Encyclopedia) Saguaro National Park, 91,443 acres (37,021 hectares), SE Ariz. Contained within the desert park are many examples of the saguaro cactus ( Cereus giganteus ), a…

state flowers

(Encyclopedia) state flowers. Each state of the United States has designated, usually by legislative action, one flower as its floral emblem; the rose has been designated by Congress as…

Tucson

(Encyclopedia) Tucson to͞o´sŏn˝ [key], city (1990 pop. 405,390), seat of Pima co., SE Ariz.; inc. 1877. Situated in a desert plain surrounded by mountains, Tucson is an important and…

cactus

(Encyclopedia) cactus, any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy green stem,…

Desert

A desert is an area where little or no life exists because of a lack of water. Scientists estimate that about one-fifth of the earth's land surface is desert. Deserts can be found on every…

Arizona Overview

(Encyclopedia) Arizona âr˝əzō´nə [key], state in the SW United States. It is bordered by Utah (N), New Mexico (E), Mexico (S), and, largely across the Colorado River, Nevada and…

NATIONAL PARKS

Name, location, and year authorized Acreage Outstanding characteristicsAcadia (Maine), 1919 47,548.94Rugged seashore on Mt. Desert Island and adjacent mainlandArches (Utah), 1971 76,518.98…

Arizona

Capital: Phoenix State abbreviation/Postal code: Ariz./AZ Governor: Doug Ducey, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Jeff Flake, R (to Jan. 2019); John McCain, R (to Jan. 2023) U.S. Representatives: 9 Secy…