Lupine color the sides of the Borrego Valley in spring, Lupinus arizonicus



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. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA, Lupinus arizonicus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 10969Add To Light Table
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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. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA. Image #10526
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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. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA. Image #10968

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. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA

Stock Photo: 10969
Species: Arizona lupine, Lupinus arizonicus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
Format: Digital 2:3
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