Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 8, 2020

Anza-Borrego Desert Wildflowers 3/6/20

Borrego Wildflowers reports

March/06/2020 Oyster Shell wash – Fish creek overlookBloom in Fish Creek is very good this season.You generally don’t find hundreds of blooming Eriogonum thomasii | Thomas buckwheat in a canyon wash.Finding a variety of 3/4 of the plants in bloom is very good.
Species in bloom: 74.

March/05/2020 Rockhouse Canyon Loop- The bloom around Carrizo Canyon seems to be the best right now.
We did the ‘regular’ Rockhouse Canyon Loop very often, so it’s time to explore a couple of other washes.
This might be one of the best scenic hikes anywhere close to and in the Anza-Borrego Desert.
Despite the huge boulders, the hike is mostly easy, with some short exceptions.
The bloom is good from the start, with flower fields of Diplacus bigelovii bigelovii | Bigelow’s monkey flower and Eriophyllum wallacei wallacei | Wallace’s woolly daisy.
Our estimate, the bloom will get better the following weeks.
On our way back another Eremalche rotundifolia | Desert five spot hotspot, with over 100 blooming plants.

Here we recorded the best bloom variety this season.
Species in bloom: 109.

See photos and older reports at: Bloom report out of the Anza-Borrego Desert


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