Wildflower photos

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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: 35116  
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
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.
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 10905  
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.
Species: Dune evening primrose, Sand verbena, Abronia villosa, Oenothera deltoides
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 20464  
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, 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: Brittlebush, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 10938  
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: 35117  
Unidentified yucca or agave, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Unidentified yucca or agave.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 11914  
Paradise Meadows wildflowers, summer, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Paradise Meadows wildflowers, summer.
Location: Paradise Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Image ID: 13892  
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: 35128  
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: 35164  
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: 35165  
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: 35176  
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: 35177  
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: 35178  
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: 35179  
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: 35212  
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, 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.
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 35180  
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: 35185  
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
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.
Species: Desert agave, Agave deserti
Image ID: 11551  
Paradise Park hosts a rich display of wildflowers each summer, Paradise Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Paradise Park hosts a rich display of wildflowers each summer.
Location: Paradise Meadows, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Image ID: 13916  
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: 35118  
California poppies cover the hills in a brilliant springtime bloom, Eschscholtzia californica, Eschscholzia californica, Elsinore
California poppies cover the hills in a brilliant springtime bloom.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholtzia californica, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Elsinore, California
Image ID: 20491  
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
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.
Species: Desert poppy, Eschscholzia parishii
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 10945  
Black mustard, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Brassica nigra
Black mustard, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad.
Species: Black mustard, Brassica nigra
Location: Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 11293  
Ground pink blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Linanthus dianthiflorus
Ground pink blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad.
Species: Ground pink, Linanthus dianthiflorus
Location: Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 11486  
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 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.
Species: Dune evening primrose, Dune primrose, Oenothera deltoides
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 20467  
California poppies cover the hills in a brilliant springtime bloom.  Interstate 15 I-15 is seen in the distance, Eschscholtzia californica, Eschscholzia californica, Elsinore
California poppies cover the hills in a brilliant springtime bloom. Interstate 15 I-15 is seen in the distance.
Species: California poppy, Eschscholtzia californica, Eschscholzia californica
Location: Elsinore, California
Image ID: 20494  
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.
Species: Dune evening primrose, Sand verbena, Abronia villosa, Oenothera deltoides
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 10467  
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 thick vegetation and spectacular color for months.
Species: Brittlebush, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 10891  
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, 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: Brittlebush, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 10897  
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
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.
Species: Arizona lupine, Lupinus arizonicus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Image ID: 10967  
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