Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 29, 2011

New Wildflower Updated Bloom Report at Joshua Tree 3/29/11

Submitted by

Julia Lynam Interpretive Ranger
Cottonwood Ranger Station Joshua Tree National Park

Welcome to the Joshua Tree National Park 2011 wildflower update. This report will be
updated weekly during the spring blooming season. It is available from Joshua Tree
National Park Visitor Centers and online at www.nps.gov/jotr.

Lupines, evening primroses, desert poppies, desert dandelions, purple mat and other species continue
to spread through the area of the park south of the Cottonwood Mountains. Many other species are in
bloom, scattered throughout the park.

Recommended areas for spring flowers this week:
• Bajada Nature Trail, an easy and accessible half mile loop trail just half a mile from the Park’s
southern entrance on I10. The trailhead is in a large unmarked parking area on the eastern side of
the road.
• The area of the Park south of the Cottonwood Mountains, alongside the road and in the washes
of the Cottonwoods.
• Mastodon Peak Trail, a moderate 2.7 mile loop starting and finishing at the Cottonwood Spring
parking area. Pick up a map in the Visitor Center.
• Wilson Canyon, north of the Cholla Garden.

The best way to see wildflowers is to stop the car, park safely, get out and walk around a little. The
more you look, the more you see!

To see the full report including location and abundane go this link:  https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=12f03013f7ba2763&mt=application/msword&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Dd35897d2cd%26view%3Datt%26th%3D12f03013f7ba2763%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbQltSUhqI2TlONyxSht-crG1Jhn_w

Joshua Tree National Park Phone 760 367 5500

www.nps.gov/jotr


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