Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 12, 2013

Anza-Borrego Wildflower Update 3/11/13

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association posted the following report:

March 11, 2013 Bitter Creek Wash. This is a very nice wash, easy to hike. There has been a fire here, but it didn’t affect the wildflowers.

Lots and lots of wildflowers here, most of them on the right side, on a bank. Filaree, pale yellow sun cup, ground cherry, chia, pygmy poppy, desert bluebells, white fiesta flower, brown-eyed evening primrose, wild heliotrope, shortwing deerweed, san felipe dogweed, false mustard. Beautiful chuparosa, flowering Parish’s golden eyes end even a lot of brittle bush are here blooming.

Further up in the canyon you will find rock daisy, desert tobacco, wishbone bush and sow thistle.

Two miles further is the Angelina Spring. Not so many wildflowers here. Filaree, fiddleneck, wild heliotrope, 1 apricot mallow. But lots of desert wild grape, the sweet smell is overwhelming.

Follow their reports at Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Spring – Fall 2013.

Anza Borrego Desert State Park added the following to their wildflower report

Sand verbena and spectacle-pod are making an appearance at the north end of DiGiorgio Road, right where the pavement ends. Hikers with sharp eyes may be able to find monkeyflowers, phacelia, and canterbury bells in Borrego Palm Canyon, along with shrubs like chuparosa.

Follow their reports at: Anza Borrego Desert State Park


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