The saguaro (pronounced: sahuaro) cactus is tallest cactus in the world and is undoubtly the dominate member of the desert landscape throughout central and southern Arizona. Cacti (the plural of cactus) in general are extremely drought tolerant plant life. Their root structure is incredibly close to the surface so as to collect whatever available water happens to fall from the skies.
The deserts sky typically only open up during two seasons of theyear, during the late winter months into spring, and then during the monsoon season. When a monsoon happens to blow through, the desert experiences massive amounts of rain fall in a matter of minutes. These fierce weather patterns cause flash floods filling up the otherwise dry river beds with high levels of water, making passage practically impossible.
The saguaro cactus produces a beautiful white flower in the spring time around the early part of May. Certain types of birds will burrow holes inside of the trunk of the cactus, such as the cactus wren, the state bird of Arizona.
This coloring page also features a diamond back rattlesnake coming out of his hole. Rattlesnakes are also native of the Arizonan deserts and are known for warding off danger with the rattle on its tail.