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Mar 6, 2014 - Charlie reports: Lots of Brittle Bush and some Desert Chicory along the Iris O. Dewhirst Pima Canyon Trailhead.
Mar 3, 2014 - Mary reports: Catalina State Park, Tucson - Feb. 28 and March 1. Nice variety of flowers on the Canyon Loop and Sutherland trails, though sparse. Saw Owl Clover, Lupine, Blue Dick, Fairy Duster, Parry Penstemon, Chicory, Wild Cucumber, Poppies, Goldfields and Evening Primrose. Enough rain today for puddles.
Feb 28, 2014 - Saguaro National Park reports: A winter storm is blowing in, we're looking forward to snow in the Rincon Mountains and rain in the low desert this weekend!
Feb 15, 2014 - Dana reports: Stunted but abundant poppies at the Richard Genser Trailhead (along the first 1/4 mile of the upper trail) in Tucson Mountain Park. Also some desert chickory and desert bluebells.
Feb 1, 2014 - Tom reports: Patches of Goldpoppy and Verbena are emerging in Catalina State Park.
Jan 24, 2014 - Tom reports: Mexican Goldpoppy and Fairy Duster are starting to bloom along the Sutherland Trail in Catalina State Park near Tucson.
Jan 13, 2014 - DUSA reports: Some rain in the Tucson area, though there are no wildflower reports to date. Most blooms will start in late Feb. or March.
Sep 10, 2013 - Tom reports: Desert Summer Poppy and Morning Glory are blooming along the Canyon Loop Trail in Catalina State Park just north of Tucson, AZ. The picture was taken - 9 Sept. 2013.
June 1, 2013 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum reports: Calling all photographers - our Torch Cacti are blooming this morning!
May 17, 2013 Jim reports: Saguaro blossoms have been found in several locations in the park. This is the peak time for the saguaro bloom.
May 9, 2013 Tim reports: Here are a few photos taken this week in and around the Marana and Oro Valley areas...
May 3, 2013 Saguaro National Park East reports: The cactus flowering season is now under way. Most noticeable now along the Scenic Cactus Forest Drive are the yellow blossoms of the prickly pear and the orange to red blooms of staghorn cholla. At least a few saguaro blossoms have been reported -- the Arizona State Flower's main season is still a few weeks away. Also, the tropical ocotillo is still in full bloom, with its bright red flowers.
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