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2014 Southern AZ Wildflower Reports

June 5, 2014 Saguaro National Park reports: The saguaro blooms are in great abundance at Saguaro National Park right now!

May 2, 2014 Lynn reports: Attached is a picture of Saguaro flowers taken at Ventana Canyon Tucson. We were there from April 17 to April 24. For us Midwesterners the desert was awesome. So many cactus flowers in bloom.


April 28, 2014 Saguaro National Park reports: Some Saguaro are blooming.

April 18, 2014 Margie reports: Wildflower report from April 4, 2014 at Sonoita Creek SNA and Patagonia Lake SP in Southern AZ. The Ocotillo were the best we have ever seen for this area. The hillsides were covered and just beginning to bloom. Also special were Purple Scalystem, Mariposa Lilies, and Abert's Buckwheat. Indigo bush lines the roads into the park.


Mar 20, 2014 - Margie reports: These photos were take March 18 at Saguaro NP East on the Tanque Verde Ridge Trail off the Javelina Picnic Area. The Brittlebush are fading, but the Ocotillo are coming on strong. Also seen: Indigo Bush, Arizona Blue-eyes, Larkspur, Rattlesnake Weed, Desert Honeysuckle, Trixis, Goldfields, and more.

Saguaro NP East
Saguaro NP East
Saguaro NP East

Mar 17, 2014 - Alicia reports: I enjoyed the lupine and poppies on Sutherland Trail in Catalina State Park on March 12


Mar 14, 2014 - Margie reports: Catalina State Park in Tucson, AZ. - 66 species of wildflowers are in bloom in the park. Mariposa Lilies were observed March 11 on the Canyon Loop Trail above the steps. Silverpuffs have seed heads. Ocotillo and Brownfoot are just beginning to bloom. Hillsides of Brittlebush, Cream Cups, Wooly Daisies, and Poppies are in bloom, but not as lush as 2012.


Mar 12, 2014 - Lawrence reports: These photos were taken on 03/04/2014 at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona. A lot of brittlebush but hardly anything else.


Mar 10, 2014 - Margle reports: I have identified 58 species of wildflowers in bloom on the trails of Catalina State Park. Hillsides of cream cups and poppies can be found, but not nearly as lush as 2012. Most photos were taken on the 50-Year Trail on March 5.


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.

Mexican Goldpoppy wildflower
Fairy Duster

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.



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