Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Brittlebush blooms in spring, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Brittlebush Blooms In Spring, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Brittlebush bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Brittlebush Blooms In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Mustard in bloom during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Mustard In Bloom During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Brittlebush bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Brittlebush Blooms In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom under the stars in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose Bloom Under The Stars, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Brittlebush at sunrise, dawn, springtime bloom, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Brittlebush At Sunrise, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose and Full Moon, Anza Borrego, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose And Full Moon, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Desert Lily in bloom, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Desert Lily In Bloom, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Ocotillo in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Ocotillo In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Brittlebush bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Brittlebush Blooms In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Brittlebush, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Barrel cactus, brittlebush and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Red Barrel Cactus, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Red Barrel Cactus, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Lupine color the sides of the Borrego Valley in spring.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Lupinus arizonicus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Arizona Lupine, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Red barrel flower bloom, cactus detail, spines and flower on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California

Red Barrel Flower Bloom, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Desert Lily in bloom, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Desert Lily In Bloom, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Desert Lily in bloom, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Desert Lily In Bloom, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune primrose (white) and sand verbena (purple) bloom in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, mixing in a rich display of desert color.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Abronia villosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Primrose, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Red barrel cactus detail, spines on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California

Red Barrel Cactus Detail, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose Wildflowers, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose Wildflowers, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Wildflowers bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Wildflowers In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Brittlebush, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose Wildflowers, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose Wildflowers, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose Wildflowers, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose Wildflowers, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Ocotillo in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Ocotillo In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, during the 2017 Superbloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Dune Evening Primrose In Spring During The 2017 Superbloom, Anza Borrego, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Clusters of desert poppy climb the steep sides of the Borrego Valley. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Eschscholzia parishii, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Desert Poppy, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Cholla cactus, sunrise, dawn, Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Opuntia, Borrego Springs, California

Cholla Cactus, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Brittlebush at sunrise, dawn, springtime bloom, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Brittlebush At Sunrise, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Sand verbena blooms in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  Sand verbena blooms throughout the Colorado Desert following rainy winters, Abronia villosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Sand Verbena, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Arizona lupine is a common early spring ephemeral wildflower of the Colorado Desert.  The purple-pink flowers show a yellow spot on the upper petal, which changes in color to red once the flower has been pollinated to discourage insects from visiting it after pollination.  This photo shows both red and yellow petals.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Lupinus arizonicus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Arizona Lupine, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Brittlebush, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Barrel cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Red Barrel Cactus, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Ocotillo blooms in spring, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Ocotillo, Anza-borrego Desert State Park

Palm trees on a tree farm, looking like a forest of palms, Borrego Springs, California

Palm Trees On A Tree Farm, Borrego Springs