Desert Wildflowers Nevada - Utah
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2014 Wildflower Reports
Mar 12, 2014 Jim reports: I'm sending the three images of the widewing desert parsely and an image of a Nevada Biscuitroot which has since shown up. The first of the widewing desert parselys showed up on February 27 while the Nevada Biscuitroot showed up on March 6, all alongside the Coal Creek Trail, about a mile east of Cedar City.
Mar 7, 2014 Arches NP reports: Clouds dropped 0.10" rain overnight, awakening seeds & closing Delicate Arch Viewpoint Rd. Wolfe Ranch & arch trail still accessible.
Mar 1, 2014 Arches NP reports: In is raining in the park. Yesterday's rain showers delivered this stunning double-rainbow... and just enough water to flood the Delicate Arch Viewpoint road again.
Mar 1, 2014 DUSA reports: It rain in the Las Vagas area. Radar image showing showers increasing over Mohave and far southern Clark Counties. Showers are expected to develop through the afternoon along with isolated thunderstorms.
Feb 18, 2014 Jeanne reports: While walking around the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area (east of Searchlight, Clark County, Nevada) yesterday, Sunday, February 16, 2014, I saw one wildflower in bloom. I have no idea what it is, and haven’t found it in any of my guides; if you recognize it, please let me know. There was also one Beavertail that was just forming buds.
May be Purplenerve Springparsley
Jan 13, 2014 DUSA reports: Severe to exceptional drought conditions in most of Nevada. The outlook for wildflowers at this time is poor. Rain will change that if we get some soon. Utah is also in a drought.
2013 Wildflower Report
Oct. 17, 2013 John reports: Took these Oct. 3 2013 at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, NV..
Sept. 10, 2013 Jim reports: Lots of rain the the Las Vegas area and around Lake Mead.
July 30, 2013 Dave reports: Albion Basin, at Alta Ski Resort, (drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon), Alta, UT, 14 July 2013
June 28, 2013 Jim reports: Wildflower in bloom at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah.
June 5, 2013 John reports: Took these photos in Las Vegas in May at Valley of Fire and Lake Mead area.
May 3, 2013 Geoff reports: April 27-29 camped in the Mormon Mtns (Carp/Elgin Rd exit off I-15), at "the summit" (EL 3737' according to my map). An exceptional bloom there. It's at the very high-point of the road, right-hand (east) side, maybe 10 miles or so after the road turns away from I-15. LOTS of yellow (desert sunflowers?), and a number of other varieties: clusters of deep purple flowers, smaller bunches of pale lavender/pink/white flowers, brittlebush just starting to bloom, mariposa lilies, at least 3 varieties of cactus, some globemallow, penstemom, yucca and more. A short drive up the side road/hill to the east (if you have 4WD/high clearance) will take you to a very nice patch of the pink/lavender bunches, mariposa lilies and plenty of brittlebush just coming into bloom. Probably good for another 1-2 weeks, perhaps longer.
April 30, 2013 Sherby reports: April 24-27, Valley of Fire and Whitney Pockets Nevada: The best flower displays we saw was in Southern Nevada Including soaptree, desert sunflower, globe mallow, white evening primrose, buckhorn cholla, creosote bush, indigo bush and many more.
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