On my way into the office today I passed by a good example of a fruiting saguaro. I'm sure some people look at these from a distance and think that saguaro blooms are red -- not so. Left unharvested, the fruit naturally split open so that birds and mammals can munch down and disperse the tiny seeds. Birds really like the red fruit. On top of some of the yet to open fruit are the wilted remains of the white blossoms earlier in the cycle.
Anyone spot Audrey II in the picture? If not, then you should rent the classic comedy horror musical: "The Little Shop of Horrors".
Here is a previously posted picture of the saguaro's white flowers:
[also of note: The Tucson Mural Project blog has posted pics of a pretty cool mural located down in Bisbee, Arizona.]