The Phoenix Cactus Map is your window into the diverse array of cacti found throughout this desert city. Created by artist Jen Urso, this hand-illustrated map is the result of over a year of research, running, walking, biking and driving the streets of Phoenix to find the most interesting cactus around. Now in its second edition, this map features over 40 different types of cactus species. Across the map, you’ll find featured cacti, each with an illustration, details and a description about the plant so you can learn how to identify it yourself. While some of these plants are part of elaborate cactus gardens, others are found along the side of a canal, in an alleyway or guerilla-style planted in a vacant lot.
In addition to the featured cacti locations, the Phoenix Cactus Map includes every notable cactus spot the artist could find. You’ll learn which cacti are native to the Sonoran Desert and how some are used for food. Includes the iconic saguaro cactus, which are tall, tree-like cacti with distinctive arms that are native to the Sonoran Desert. These cacti can grow up to 50 feet tall and can live for over 200 years. You’ll also find multiple types of Opuntia, or Prickly Pear Cactus, known for their flat, paddle-like leaves and bright, colorful flowers. You can also eat most of them and their fruit!
Whether you’re new or native to Phoenix, or just visiting, this map in an intentional learning tool for all desert-dwellers. After learning about new cactus locales and species, you can apply your knowledge to find your OWN favorite cactus in the Valley of the Sun! Also included in this unique map are iconic bits of architecture, some favorite coffee spots and other fun bits of knowledge about Phoenix.
This hand-illustrated cactus map encompasses all of Central Phoenix. That includes Buckeye Road in the South to Bethany Home Road to the north and 19th Avenue to the west and 16th Street to the east. I also couldn’t resist mentioning a few notable locations on the perimeter, including the Desert Botanical Garden, Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Dig It Nursery. This 2nd edition includes updated Latin names, corrections and the addition of more than ten new cactus types including the Octopus, Galloping and Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus. The more you learn about the desert, the more you’ll love it.
Hand-signed 2nd edition of 250 printed right here in Arizona by the state’s only Union shop on 80# 100% PCW Recycled Uncoated Cover stock
This print mails in a sturdy, cardboard mailing tube.
**Please Note** Due to price increases, I am no longer including a bamboo poster hanger with each map order. This will keep me from having to raise the price!