Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 21, 2020

Anza-Borrego Wildflowers 2/19/20

Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Guide   reports February/19/2020  on North Coyote Mountain Loop

Bloom is good in the Rockhouse Canyon wash.
Wow many Encelia farinosa phenicodonta | Purple eyed brittlebush, by far the prettiest variation.

Fields of Malacothrix glabrata , Desert dandelion everywhere close to the Rockhouse Canyon wash.
Large fields of blooming Allionia incarnata incarnata | Small flowered trailing windmills.

The hike is pleasant at first but turns into a rocky wash with little sand.
A good climb out of the wash up to the top of the loop.
Unfortunately another even rockier wash down.
The goal was to see more bloom, but bloom was almost absent higher up except for countless happy Fagonia laevis | California fagonia.

Species in bloom: 63.

See photos at Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Guide

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