Anza-Borrgo Desert Natural History Association posted a new wildflower report:
Glorieta Canyon March 3: Filaree, parish gold poppy, popcorn flowers, chia, wallaces woolly daisy (yellow), false mustard, pale yellow sun cup, desert rock pea, whispering bells, rock daisy, white fiesta flower.
Marcy is right, the phacelia (wild heliotrope) is abundant. And the Mammillaria (fishhook cactus) is really beautiful here. We saw a lot of them and most of them have flowers.
Inner pasture March 4: Not so many wildflowers here: ground cherry, desert rock pea, pygmy poppy, bishops lotus, wishbone plant, desert tobacco, desert apricot. The chuparosa and the desert lavender are beautiful here. We also saw 3 creosote bush in full bloom.
See all of their reports at:Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Spring – Fall 2013.
- Anza-Borrego Wildflower Update 2/26/13 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- Anza-Borrego Wildflower Update 3/1/13 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)