When will the desert wildflowers bloom?

We usually start our wildflower updates in January, but sometimes rain and weather create an early showing of color in the desert. To plan your visit to coincide with the peak of the bloom – keep up to date with DesertUSA’s Wildflower Reports. Be sure to bookmark this page for weekly updates and sign up for our newsletter.


Where to view desert wildflower displays?

Spring Blooming Periods

Lower Elevations: 1,000 – 3,000 feet
Yuccas—March and April
Annuals—February, March, and April
Cacti—March, April, and May

Higher Elevations: 3,000 – 5,000 feet

Joshua Trees and Yuccas—March and April
Annuals—March, April, and May
Cacti—April, May, and June




Other States

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If you go …

We’d like to see your pictures too. You can submit your wildflower updates and photos by using our SUBMIT feature. Or 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. We will post them on our wildflower reports. Thanks for your support and photos.

Other desert wildflower resources …

Online Wildflower Field Guide

Mojave Desert Wildflowers – This book is 210 printed pages with 200 color photos. More…

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