Find and map as many cactus (Family Cactaceae) as possible!
Which plants are associated with the desert more than cactus? These prickly icons can be found all over metro Phoenix, from parks to street medians. Observations from this EcoQuest can help provide an initial view into species distribution and occurrence, which can help inform an urban population genetic study and provide insight into cactus biodiversity.
This month’s EcoQuest is in collaboration with the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society (CACSS) and research plant scientist Tania Hernandez at Desert Botanical Garden.
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