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
DESERT WILDFLOWER UPDATES BY STATE AND PARKS
- Anza Borrego DSP
- Death Valley NP
- Joshua Tree NP
- Mojave NP & Amboy
- California Southern
- Northern California and Oregon
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
Desert Wildflowers: A field Guide
This ebook is designed to help you identify desert wildflowers by color, scientific name, region and common name. Click on a color listed to view pictures of wildflowers in that color range. You will easily be able to identify wildflowers while in the desert. Now available at Amazon and iTunes. $4.99.