Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 2, 2018

Desert Wildflower Updates 2/2/18

DesertUSA reports

A few wildflowers are starting to bloom in Death Valley and Anza Borrego area. Not much rain at the point and we will need more rain soon for a good bloom this year.

Anza Borrego – No more rain yet, A few wildflowers can found in the upper elevations of the park, along Grapevine Canyon and near the 2nd crossing in Coyote Canyon.
Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflowers: Species in bloom – has a good chart of the blooms for this season. See photo at https://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/ca_abdsp.html#ixzz561HKPXuS

Death Valley – yellow daisies on Hwy 178 Shoshone on Jan. 29, 2018 and they were the only flowers I saw out. Yesterday we were driving 7 miles south of the Badwater Visitor Lookout on Hwy. 178 and there was a small patch of the same yellow daisies. See photo at https://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/ca_dv.html#ixzz561HodvEX

Joshua Tree – There has not been much rain in the area, the outlook for wildflower is not good at this date. Joshua Trees and Yuccas will bloom in March and April of this year.

Mojave National Park – The season’s only significant weather system on Jan. 9th and 10th, cut through the Mojave National Preserve. This may be good spot to look for wildflowers in the next few weeks.


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