Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 9, 2017

Arizona Wildflowers 3/9/17

DesertUSA reports

a lot of Ghost Flowers on the Parker strip, North of Parker, on March 8th, 2017

March 9, 2017 Paul reports: Spur Cross (Maricopa Trail), Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek, AZ, March 7, 2017.

March 8, 2017 Sean reports:the Superstition Mountains just East of PHX. I’m no flower expert but I’ve seen all sorts of colored flowers out there. I think bloom peak will be in the next 5-10 days.See photos at

Photos for above posts at Desert Wildflower reports for Phoenix and Northern Arizona Area – DesertUSA

Tucson Mountains 3/7/17 I was walking the Passey Loop in Marana and saw some pink globemallow, chicory, bladderpod and lots of brittlebush.
See photos at

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument March 3-4. We never saw so much green desert. Millions of buds on Brittlebush nearing bloom. Millions of poppies growing. However, not much blooming on these visited dates. There were a few fields of poppies several hundred feet off the Ajo Mt. Loop and the North Puerto Blanco Drive. Also a very few orange mallow and other flowers. Our prediction is that there will be massive blooms in about 10 days.
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