Desert Wildflowers New Mexico
We'd like to see your pictures too. E-mail your digital photos and reports to Jim@desertusa.com. Use Wildflower Report as the subject of your e-mail. Let us know where you took the photo and the date.
2016 Wildflower Reports
April 7, 2016 Cathy Reports: Taken about 15 miles north of Las Cruces, on April 3, 2016.
March 28, 2016 James Reports: I am hoping you can help me identify these. Took these photos on Easter Sunday in Otero County, New Mexico near Chaparral
Could be Wooly Daisy or Goldfields
March 2, 2016 Joan Reports: Las Cruces New Mexico 3/2/2016.
Feb 11, 2016 DUSA Reports: No wildflower reports as of this date.
2015 Wildflower Reports
June 8, 2015 Gary Reports: I shot these Sotol's at Aguirre Springs NRA this AM, June 5. Aguirre Springs is east of Las Cruces about 25 miles and on the east side of the Organ Mtns. Overall the Sotol's are about at peak flowering though some are a week from peak.
June 4, 2015 Gary Reports: The Yucca's are almost at peak bloom at the White Sands Nat Monu., NM on 1 June. Some are at peak now but the majority will be at peak flowering around the 4th or 5th of June. The flowering Sorel's are almost at peak flowering at the Aguirre Springs NRA.
June 2, 2015 Jill Reports: Near Mule Creek NM May 15, Not sure what this is.
May 7, 2015 Gary Reports: Albuquerque has had several days of rain and is now over the normal year to date average so the wildflowers are responding. This image was taken on 6 May in the Bear Canyon Arroyo which is on the east side of Albuquerque and runs up to the Sandia Mountains. Desert Primrose are at peak flowering now as well in this area.
These Claret Cup Cactus were taken in the Sandia Heights area which is on the east side of Albuquerque, NM at the base of the Sandia Mountains. This image was taken on 1 May. Peak flowering of Claret Cup Cactus is now.
May 7, 2015 PSC Reports: This is the first year we have ever seen these flowers at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad, NM. The photo was taken May 5, 2015. I would sure love to know what the name of this plant is. (beebalm)
April 23, 2015 Marsha Reports: I was startled to see the attached flower growing in the Sandia foothills. It is not a cultivated flower. right. I shot the photos along with these others along Copper Avenue and Tramway Boulevard in Albuquerque.
For other state reports click on link below
Other DesertUSA Resources
Related DesertUSA Pages
- How to Turn Your Smartphone into a Survival Tool
- 26 Tips for Surviving in the Desert
- Your GPS Navigation Systems
May Get You Killed
- 7 Smartphone Apps to Improve Your Camping Experience
- Desert Survival Skills
- Successful Search & Rescue Missions with Happy Endings
- How to Keep Ice Cold in the Desert
Survival Tips for Horse and Rider
an Emergency Survival Kit
Share this page on Facebook:
DesertUSA Newsletter -- We send articles on hiking, camping and places to explore, as well as animals, wildflower reports, plant information and much more. Sign up below or read more about the DesertUSA newsletter here. (It's Free.)