Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 27, 2018

Anza- Borrego Wildflowers 12/25/18

Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Guide reports

12/25/18 Because of the late October rain in the badlands, this might be one of best years for Eremalche rotundifolia, Desert five spot.

12/22/18 Thimble Palo Verde loop

Driving along the S22 we noticed the green plants, so this was a must go location.
The route is following the sandy stretches towards the Palo Verde Wash.
Wow what a great badlands bloom, if it wasn’t for the 999999 Brassica tournefortii Sahara mustard;Asian mustard it would have been so much better.
This is the home of Helianthus petiolaris canescens, Gray desert sunflower and Geraea canescens, Desert sunflower.

A lot of grown up germination and secondary baby’s from the December rain.
This might get much better,.
On our way back the whole area is covered with Pectis papposa papposa, Chinch weed, a very rare sight in December.

Species in bloom below 3000 feet: 42.

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