Anza-Borrego DSP Area Wildflowers

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2018 Anza Borrego Desert - Wildflower Reports

Nov. 3, 2018 DesertUSA reports: Ocotillos are very green in Coyote Canyon with a few blooms, but most areas are still very dry.

Oct 14, 2018 DesertUSA reports: Rain in Borrego Springs and in Ocotillo Wells. Some area on RT 78 were closed past SR 22. Both got around a 1/2 inch of rain.

Aug 24, 2018 DesertUSA reports: The southern part of the park got some rain. The Ocotillos are very green now.

Aug 19, 2018 DesertUSA reports: More rain last week, palm canyon had flash flood, and there was some rain in the mountains. Most of the desert is still very dry. Here are a few pictures.

 



 

Aug 4, 2018 DesertUSA reports: Major flash flooding in Fish Creek through Split Mountain, near Ocotillo Wells in July and Borrego Springs also got some rain.

May 25, 2018 DesertUSA reports: Century plants are in bloom in Mine canyon.


May 17, 2018 DesertUSA reports: Century plants are in bloom in many areas.

May 5, 2018 DesertUSA reports: Several desert willow trees are in bloom in the wash on the way to Font's Point. Century plants are in bloom in many areas.


 

April 27, 2018 DesertUSA reports: It will be heating up in the lower desert. Most of the wildflowers are gone, though some are still blooming at the higher elevations and along the Pacific Coast Trail.

 

April 20, 2018 DesertUSA reports: Wildflowers are well past their peak in the lower desert, though there are still some wildflowers along Montezuma Valley Road.

April 13, 2018 DesertUSA reports: The low desert is hot and dried out – most wildflowers are gone. Hiking into the upper canyons you should find some wildflowers. Some are in bloom along Montezuma Valley Road at the higher levels.

April 2, 2018 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park reports: What a nice Easter surprise! The first buds on our Desert Agave flowering stalk are opening!

April 1, 2018  Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association reports: The Ocotillo forests from Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (on Highway 78), west to the turn to Borrego Springs Road, are awash in a sea of red right now. 

There are also some pretty Ocotillo specimens blooming along Borrego Springs Road after the Texas Dip to the Air Ranch.

Mar 30, 2018 DesertUSA reports: A few barrel cactus are in bloom in the lower end of Grape Vine Canyon and we found this fish hook cactus in bloom in Mine Canyon. The first few miles of Coyote Canyon have a few wildflowers - you'll see them if you get out of the car and walk through the area along the road. There are not many, so it's like a treasure hunt.


 

Mar 26, 2018 Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association reports: The bloom is just coming on, it being a dryer and cooler winter. Not much in the way of annuals (yet?), but nice blooms on cacti, ocotillo, and shrubs. And the Palo Verde trees are just starting.

 

Mar 23, 2018 DesertUSA reports: A few cactus are starting to bloom in Mine Canyon off of Rt 78.


 


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When will the desert wildflowers bloom? We start our report in January, 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.

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