Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 25, 2018

Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflowers 2/24/18

Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflowers: Species in bloom reports on

 2/23/2018 Right now the best place to be is in Coyote Canyon, from first to third crossing (including Box canyon) and Collins valley (including Indian, Sheep, Salvador).
Good spotty germination at the end of di Giorgio asphalt, that probably results in weak bloom.
NO germination at all along Henderson Canyon road. A.K.A> the sunflower patch.
Carrizo Canyon from the S2 south up to Rockhouse canyon, here it’s very green but no germination, but with no additional rain.
Starting just North of Indian Gorge up to and including Carrizo Wash, with no additional rain.
North of Vallecito station up to Hornblende canyon.

02/24/2018 Salt creek This is our to return area. One of the goals was to check out a lot of Desert baccharis, Baccharis sergiloides and take leaf photos.
The search may have paid off by finding a different Baccharis, that might be the plant on our to find list Baccharis salicina.
Carla finally found one Heermann’s lotus, Acmispon heermannii heermannii in bloom.
Everything looks just fine in the area, germination, green and very promising for the months to come.
And a very good bloom count so cold and close to 3000 feet.

02/23/2018 Salvador canyon This is were the summer and some additional rain fell.
The germination is good, but still (almost) no bloom from annuals, in itself a good sign as the plants take time to grow.
Things look very promising in this canyon, peak bloom in this canyon will most likely be in early April.

See photos and older reports at Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflowers: Species in bloom

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