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   SPRING WILDFLOWER PHOTOS FROM THE 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOJAVE DESERT, p. 2

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

 
Continued from the previous page.

WHITE WILDFLOWERS


Dune AKA Birdcage Evening Primrose, March 21, Joshua Tree NP

 


Forget-Me-Nots, March 22, Mt. Ryan Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 


Whitedaisy Tidytips, March 22, Joshua Tree NP

 


Monkey Flower, March 25, Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 


A type of Physalis (Chinese Lantern), March 25, Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 


Unknown, March 25, Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 


Part of a large Mountain Pepperplant, March 25, Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 


Fremont's Pincushion, March 29, Mobius Arch Trail, Alabama Hills, CA

 


Popcorn Flower(?), March 29, Alabama Hills, CA

 


Desert Chicory, March 31, Death Valley NP

 


Unknown tiny flowers + bug!  April 1, Pacific Crest Trail south of Walker Pass, CA

 


White Wooly Daisies, April 2, Pacific Crest Trail north of Walker Pass, CA

 

ORANGE & RED FLOWERS

Above and below:  California Buckwheat, March 22, Wall Street Mill Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 

 

Above and below:  Desert Globe Mallow, March 25, Queen Valley, Joshua Tree NP
(Most mallows I saw were much smaller plants; these two bushes are quite large.)

 

 


Desert Paintbrush, April 2, Pacific Crest Trail north of Walker Pass, CA
(also Wall Street Mill and Boy Scout trails, Joshua Tree NP, the last week of March)

 


Scarlet Milkvetch, March 25, Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 

PURPLE FLOWERS


Desert Sand Verbena, March 21, Joshua Tree NP

 


Filaree Storksbill, March 22, Mt. Ryan Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 


Desert Calico, March 29, Mobius Arch Trail, Alabama Hills, CA

 


Purple Mat, March 31, Death Valley NP

 

Above and below:  Freckled Milkvetch, April 1, Pacific Crest Trail south of Walker Pass

 

 


Bladder Sage AKA Paper Bag Bush, March 25,
Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 

BLUE FLOWERS

Above and below:  Mojave Lupines, March 29,
Nine Mile Canyon east of Kennedy Meadows, CA

 

 


Desert Canterbury Bell, March 25, Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 

Above and below:  Notch-Leaf Scorpion Weed, March 25, Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP

 

 


Blue Chia (Salvia columbariae), March 29, Alabama Hills, CA
(+ white Fremont's Pincushion and Popcorn Flower)

 


Desert Five-Spot, March 31, Natural Bridge Trail, Death Valley NP

 


Mojave Aster, March 31, Death Valley NP

 

Above and below:  unknown tiny bluish-white flowers,
April 1, south of Walker Pass on Pacific Crest Trail

 

 


Fremont's Phacelia, just about everywhere in the Mojave Desert in late March/early April!

 

GREEN FLOWERS


Unknown shrub with green ruffled "flowers" with pink tips,
March 25, south end of Boy Scout Trail, Joshua Tree NP

I was constantly on the lookout for wildflowers and flowering trees, shrubs, and cacti while driving and walking in the Mojave Desert. It was fun to find so many pretty flowers, many of which were new to me. I think it was a pretty good spring for wildflowers, and our timing was good for the ones shown here.

Next entry: camping at Desert Eagle RV Park, Nellis AFB, N. Las Vegas, NV

 Happy trails,

Sue
"Runtrails & Company" - Sue Norwood, Jim O'Neil, Cody the ultra Lab, and Casey-pup

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