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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 Brittlebush blooms in spring, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Brittlebush at sunrise, dawn, springtime bloom, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California 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 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, Encelia farinosa, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California 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 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 Desert agave, also known as the Century Plant, blooms in spring in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Desert agave is the only agave species to be found on the rocky slopes and flats bordering the Coachella Valley. It occurs over a wide range of elevations from 500 to over 4,000.  It is called century plant in reference to the amount of time it takes it to bloom. This can be anywhere from 5 to 20 years. They send up towering flower stalks that can approach 15 feet in height. Sending up this tremendous display attracts a variety of pollinators including bats, hummingbirds, bees, moths and other insects and nectar-eating birds, Agave deserti Red barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California 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 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, Abronia villosa, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Sand verbena carpets sand dunes and washes 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 Desert Lily blooms in the sandy soils of the Colorado Desert.  It is fragrant and its flowers are similar to cultivated Easter lilies, Hesperocallis undulata, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Sand verbena carpets sand dunes and washes 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 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 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 Brown-eyed primrose blooms in spring in the Colorado Desert following heavy winter rains.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Camissonia claviformis, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California 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 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, Abronia villosa, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Red barrel cactus detail, spines on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California 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 Desert agave, also known as the Century Plant, blooms in spring in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Desert agave is the only agave species to be found on the rocky slopes and flats bordering the Coachella Valley. It occurs over a wide range of elevations from 500 to over 4,000.  It is called century plant in reference to the amount of time it takes it to bloom. This can be anywhere from 5 to 20 years. They send up towering flower stalks that can approach 15 feet in height. Sending up this tremendous display attracts a variety of pollinators including bats, hummingbirds, bees, moths and other insects and nectar-eating birds, Agave deserti 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 Dune primrose blooms in spring following winter rains.  Dune primrose is a common ephemeral wildflower on the Colorado Desert, growing on dunes.  Its blooms open in the evening and last through midmorning.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Cholla cactus, sunrise, dawn, Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Opuntia, 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.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Abronia villosa, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California 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 thick vegetation and spectacular color for months, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California 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 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 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, 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.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, 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.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, 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.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Abronia villosa, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Sand verbena carpets sand dunes and washes 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 Cactus flowers bloom, on top of a barrel cactus, with the town of Borrego Springs in the distance, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Red barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California 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 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, viewed from Glorietta Canyon north over the town of Borrego Springs, with Coyote Mountain in the distance 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, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Brittlebush at sunrise, dawn, springtime bloom, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Brittlebush blooms in spring, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Seventeen Palms Oasis, Borrego Badlands, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Dune primrose blooms in spring following winter rains.  Dune primrose is a common ephemeral wildflower on the Colorado Desert, growing on dunes.  Its blooms open in the evening and last through midmorning.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Brittlebush (yellow) and wild heliotrope (blue) bloom in spring, Palm Canyon, Encelia farinosa, Phacelia distans, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Dune primrose blooms in spring following winter rains.  Dune primrose is a common ephemeral wildflower on the Colorado Desert, growing on dunes.  Its blooms open in the evening and last through midmorning.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, 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.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Abronia villosa, Oenothera deltoides, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California 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 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 Desert Lily blooms in the sandy soils of the Colorado Desert.  It is fragrant and its flowers are similar to cultivated Easter lilies, Hesperocallis undulata, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California   more ...

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