Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 8, 2012

Best Websites and Books For Arizona Wildflower Hunting

Wildflower Websites

Wild in Arizona: http://wildinarizona.com/wordpress/ (reports by authors of Wild in Arizona book)

Desert USA (Arizona):
http://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/az.html (wildflower reports for Phoenix and Northern Arizona)
http://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/tucson.html (wildflower reports for Tucson and Southern Arizona)

Arizona Wildflower Sites – Where to find Arizona Wildflowers:  http://stripedpot.com/2011/04/10/the-blooming-desert-arizona-wildflowers/ (list of Arizona Wildflower locations)

Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and the Plants of the Sonoran Desert: http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/  (photographs and descriptions of 443 different wildflower and plant species found here in the southeastern part of Arizona)

Arizona State Parks: Ranger Cam:  http://www.pr.state.az.us/rangercam/index.html   (wildflower and cactus blooms at Arizona State Parks)

Desert Botanical Garden Wildflower Infosite:
http://www.dbg.org/gardening-horticulture/wildflower-infosite#azparksgardens  (list of Arizona’s parks and gardens)

Arizona Wild Flowers Pictures, Photos, Images Descriptions, Information, Reviews: http://www.delange.org/ArizWFlowers/Wf.htm (photos and descriptions of Arizona wildflowers)

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum:
http://www.desertmuseum.org/programs/flw_flowering.php
http://www.desertmuseum.org/programs/flw_desertbloom.php
(wildflower information for Arizona)

Northern Tonto National Forest Wildflowers: http://www.azwildflowers.net/ (100 wildflower photos taken in Tonto National Forest)

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park: http://azstateparks.com/Parks/BOTH/index.html (Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden)

Arizona Native Plant Society: http://www.aznps.com/

Best Hiking Trail: Catalina State Park http://explorernews.com/botnw/article_a4b3b4fc-7912-11e1-b5f7-0019bb2963f4.html| (article on hiking trails in this wildflower hotspot)

Wildflower Books

Wild in Arizona Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers: A Guide to When, Where & How  Paul Gill & Colleen Miniuk-Sperry (Includes locations, bloom periods and photography tips)

Arizona’s Best Wildflower Hikes: The Desert by Christina Maxa

Arizona’s Best Wildflower Hikes: The High Country by Christina Maxa

A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers: Northern Arizona and New Mexico to British Columbia by  John J., Frank C Craighead, Jr., and Ray Davis Craighead

The Wild Orchids of Arizona and New Mexico by Ronald A. Coleman

A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona by Anne Epple

Sonoran Desert Wildflowers: A Field Guide to the Common Wildflowers of the Sonoran Desert by Dr. Richard Spellenberg

Arizona Wildflowers: A Year-Round Guide to Nature’s Blooms 

If you have suggestions for additions or comments on the above sites please send a comment.

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