Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 25, 2013

Joshua Tree Wildflower Update 2/22/13

Joshua Tree National Park has the following wildflower report for 2/22/13 :

The Wildflower bloom is developing slowly.  The yellow flowers of bladderpod (Peritoma arborea) bushes along Pinto Basin Road and the red-flowering chuparosa (Justicia californica) bushes south of Cottonwood Visitor Center are visible from the road, but little else is flowering. However, young leaves of annual wildflowers can be seen on the Bajada Nature Trail and along the roads and we had some precipitation on February 22, so hopefully we will have more flowers to enjoy as the weather warms.

To see a chart of why is in bloom, location and abundance of bloom go to: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/upload/feb22.pdf


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