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2017 Phoenix Area and Northern AZ Reports
Jan 1, 2017 DUSA reports: More rain in the Phoenix area this weekend good start for the upcoming wildflower season.
2016 Phoenix Area and Northern AZ Reports
Dec 23, 2016 DUSA Reports: Rain in forecast for the weekend.
Nov 23, 2016 DUSA Reports: Arizona has had some rain during the summer and fall, 2017 could be a good wildflower year.
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.
More 2016 report on page 2
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