Wildflower photos

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Cholla cactus, 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, Opuntia, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Cholla cactus, 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.
Species: Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Opuntia
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 10975  
Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Dune evening primrose, Oenothera deltoides
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35203  
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 35189  
California Poppies in Bloom, Elsinore, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies in Bloom, Elsinore.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Elsinore, California
Image ID: 35225  
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Abronia villosa, Borrego Springs, California
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Sand verbena, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35115  
California poppies cover the hillsides in bright orange, Eschscholzia californica, Del Dios, San Diego
California poppies cover the hillsides in bright orange.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Del Dios, San Diego, California
Image ID: 35162  
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 35190  
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 35191  
Desert Lily Hersperocallis undulata, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Hesperocallis undulata, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Desert Lily Hersperocallis undulata, Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Desert lily, Hesperocallis undulata
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35194  
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35196  
California Poppies in Bloom, Elsinore, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies in Bloom, Elsinore.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Elsinore, California
Image ID: 35230  
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 35186  
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 35187  
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 35188  
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35195  
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35197  
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Abronia villosa, Borrego Springs, California
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Sand verbena, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35114  
California poppies cover the hillsides in bright orange, Eschscholzia californica, Del Dios, San Diego
California poppies cover the hillsides in bright orange.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Del Dios, San Diego, California
Image ID: 35163  
Desert Lily Hersperocallis undulata, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Hesperocallis undulata, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Desert Lily Hersperocallis undulata, Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Desert lily, Hesperocallis undulata
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35170  
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Abronia villosa, Borrego Springs, California
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Sand verbena, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35171  
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35172  
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35173  
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 35184  
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Desert Sunflower Blooming Across Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35193  
Dune primrose (white) and sand verbena (purple) bloom in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, mixing in a rich display of desert color, Abronia villosa, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Dune primrose (white) and sand verbena (purple) bloom in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, mixing in a rich display of desert color.
Species: Dune evening primrose, Sand verbena, Abronia villosa, Oenothera deltoides
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35199  
Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Dune evening primrose, Oenothera deltoides
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35202  
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Abronia villosa, Borrego Springs, California
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Sand verbena, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35205  
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Abronia villosa, Borrego Springs, California
Sand verbena wildflowers on sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Sand verbena, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35206  
Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Dune Evening Primrose bloom in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Species: Dune evening primrose, Oenothera deltoides
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35207  
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, Eschscholzia californica
California Poppies, Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Rancho La Costa, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 35209  
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