Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 18, 2020

Anza-Borrego Wildflower Updates 2/17/20

Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Guide reports

Easy to reach confirmed locations:

  • Glorietta Canyon and Yagui Meadows (washes/drainages just east of Glorietta Canyon) bloom normal.
  • Coyote Canyon half a mile past the asphalt up to first crossing, bloom normal.
  • Coachwhip / Ella Wash don’t expect flower carpets, but you will find interesting flowers.
  • Alma Wash a.k.a. Elephant Tree Natural Area is above normal, as are washes to the north, bloom above normal for the area.

The bloom in Henderson Canyon, close to normal.

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February 17, 2020: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Wildflower Update

While we haven’t had enough rain to bring on a “superbloom” in the Park this year, there are a few areas where you can find a sprinkling of annual wildflowers. Desert Gold Poppies, Phacelia, and a variety of tiny “belly flowers” are starting to make their appearance near the Visitor Center and on low rocky hillsides. Little Surprise Canyon, the Yaqui Well Trail, and Cactus Loop Trail are worth exploring. Fishhook cacti are especially abundant (and in bloom!) along the Yaqui Well Trail.

Park at the end of the pavement at the north end of DiGiorgio Road and walk up the 4WD Coyote Canyon Road for a few lilies and a scattering of annuals. And a small pocket of wildflowers is blooming near the east end of Henderson Canyon, just west of the “PegLeg” area.

Check back in a week and see what has developed!
You can also call our Wildflower Hotline at 760-767-4684.


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