Wildflowers

April 24, 2021 Wildflower Update:

As April wanes, we sadly report that our rainfall still stands at less than 2 inches this year, far less than needed for a super bloom. Our typical flower fields are empty and brown and we can only hope for more annual flowers next year.

However, the flowering trees, like palo verde and desert willow, are blooming and the tall yellow agave flowers stand above the cacti on the higher, rocky slopes along highway 78 and S-2. Cacti are also blooming and can be seen around the Visitor Center and along trails like Borrego Palm Canyon and Mine Wash.

Come enjoy the desert for the quiet, the heat, the wind, and the stars, and hope for fields of flowers in a future year!

The Visitor Center is open Thursdays through Mondays from 9 – 5.

For updates, please call our Wildflower Hotline at 760-767-4684. 

Beavertail Cactus blossom with native bee.  Beavertail Cactus Blossom

Scroll down for photos from PREVIOUS wildflower years.


WILDFLOWERS

Beavertail Cactus Blossom Orcutt Aster by Mike Bigelow Fishhook Cactus




















Fishhook Cactus (Mammillaria)
photo by Park Volunteer Mike Bigelow


Blossoms and Buds: Beavertail Cactus at the Visitor Center (S Theriault)

The pictures below are from previous years' wildflower seasons. 

Orcutt Aster by Park Volunteer Mike Bigelow

Desert Woolstar photo by Mike Bigelow
Desert Woolstar by Park Volunteer Mike Bigelow

Apricot Mallow
Apricot Mallow by Park Volunteer Mike Bigelow

 

Phacelia (Wild Heliotrope) photo by Park Volunteer Grace Clark
Phacelia (Wild Heliotrope)
photo by Park Volunteer Grace Clark

Pink Cheesebush by Grace Clark for webpage
Pink-blooming Cheesebush
photo by Park Volunteer Grace Clark

Barrel Cactus
     Barrel Cactus