Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 10, 2019

Anza-Borrego Wildflowers 2/9/19

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association reports

February 9 : Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Areas
Several bloom areas are reported by the staff at OW.  These include the followeing areas 
close to the park’s headquarters, just outside of Ocotillo Wells: The Cove:  The rocky hills are covered with lupines, SW of Devils Slide: Clustered fields of desert sunflower, along with phacelia, cat’s eyes, desert lily, Benson & Morton Road: Sand verbena and dune evening primrose in dunes along boundary fencing.  This area is Bloom #4 on our Borrego Badlands Map.  High clearance vehicles essential, 4WD advised. 

Desert Lilies in bloom: Desert Lilies are in bloom in around Arroyo Salado Campground and other nearby washes, as reported by Pam Blake.  Although 4WD is recommended in the washes around Arroyo Salado it is possible to park a car near the restrooms at the campground and walk in the surrounding areas.   See our Borrego Badlands map – bloom area #2


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