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2016 Phoenix Area and Northern AZ Reports
May 17, 2016 Bayou Bill Reports: My wife and I spent the day traversing Tonto Creek and came across a great display of lupine in the middle of the forest.
May 7, 2016 Ruth Reports: Went out walking next to an agricultural field this morning in Glendale, AZ and stumbled across these lovelies. I know the first is a type of thistle the second I believe is the prickly poppy but the third, which also looks like a type of thistle stumps me and I can’t find a list of green flowers to search through. Do you know what it is?
April 9, 2016 Bill Reports: Cedar Pocket, Littlefield, AZ DESERT MALLOW IN CEDAR POCKET ON APRIL 6. NORTH SIDE OF I-15 AT THE CEDAR POCKET EXIT IN VIRGIN RIVER GORGE.
PRICKLY POPPY. I HAVE TAKEN THIS PICTURE FOR THREE YEARS ON THE SAME LONE PLANT.
CACTUS JUST STARTING TO BLOOM.
April 7, 2016 Bayou Bill Reports: I’m uncertain what this plant is but it is all over the Apache Lake area. Photo taken today 4/6/16. Cactus are also in bloom.
These poppies were taken 6/6/16 in Miami, AZ
Mar 28, 2016 Terry Reports: Good Friday, in Cordes lakes, Az . We call it the outback.
Mar 25, 2016 Jasmine Reports: Saturday 3/19 Lake Bartlett Nice variety of what I believe to be globe mallow, penstemon, fairy duster, brittle bush, some type of ‘sunflower’ (brown center), creosote, mormon tea & popcorn flower.
Mar 18, 2016 Richard Reports: Taken 3/17/16 near Roosevelt lake east of Phoenix.
Mar 15, 2016 Mark Reports: These images were taken along the Pass Mountain Loop Trail in the Usery Mountain Regional Park on Monday, March 14, 2016. There are patches of yellow everywhere (brittlebush, creosote, and acacia). Several cacti are also blooming.
Mar 14, 2016 Mel Reports: We started at our home in Benson and travelled I 10 to Casa Grande then across to Boyce Thompson arboretum then back via Florence o hiway 79 to Tucson. The only notable spring wild flowers we found were brittlebush,desert globemallow and Parry's penstemons along highway between Florence Junction and globe where we turned back due to highway construction delays which we found in abundance.
Mar 9, 2016 Susan Reports: I took these photos on Sunday March 6th on the Peralta trail in the Superstition Mountains.
Mar 7, 2016 Andy Reports: Photos taken 3/5. Peridot Mesa is well past it's prime but still has quite a covering of poppies. Lot more lupine than there was a few weeks ago.
Mar 5, 2016 Carol Reports: NE Arizona, Cedar Pockets exit off I15 near Virgin River gorge. Friday 3/4/16 Joshua trees are blooming profusely.
Mar 5, 2016 Dale Reports: Peridot Mesa, San Carlos Indian Reservation. 2/28/2016
Mar 2, 2016 Karen Reports: I did a short hike on the Pine Loop Trail off the Beeline Highway yesterday, February 29th 2016. Not too many things in bloom there yet, but they're getting ready. I got a couple of nice shots of the pink fairy duster. I will probably go out there again next week and see what else is blooming.
Feb 29, 2016 Stefany Reports: Pictures taken, Feb. 28, 2016 at the Veteran's Oasis Park in Gilbert, AZ.
Feb 29, 2016 DUSA Reports: Flowers are popping up at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa, AZ. A few poppies in the Superstition Mountains, Bolder Canyon trail. San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation has a good bloom of poppies.
More 2016 report on page 2
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