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2023 Southern Ca. Wildflower Reports

Feb 3 2023 Big Bend NP Reports: The past few days have provided us with beautiful vistas, crazy ice sculptures, and at least one inch of rain. This is shaping up to be a good year for wildflowers! The end of Feburary, March, and into April is the best time for the wildflowers to bloom. Different flowers will bloom at different times.


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Jan 1 2023 DesertUSA Reports: Happy New Year. The outlook for the wildflower season looks good at this point.

 

 

 

2022 Texas Wildflowers Reports

April 7 2022 Big Bend NP Reports: Spring is an exciting time for visitors and employees of Big Bend National Park. The chill of winter has passed (yes, we do experience cold temperatures!) and plants are blooming. For those of us, including rangers, who are new to the Chihuahuan Desert, identifying the variety of plants found throughout the park can be overwhelming. One of the more stimulating questions asked at the visitor centers is, "What is the name of this plant?" With more than 1,200 species of plants to choose from, even experienced Park Rangers might hesitate and respond with, "Let's try to find it in the plant book." Don't mistake our hesitation for annoyance, though— We welcome the challenge of discovering something new about our plants!

One of the more distinctive plants currently blooming in the Chisos Mountains is the Mexican buckeye. It is a small tree found along the edges of desert washes. In March and April the limbs are covered with small pink flowers that attract a spectacular number of pollinators. But the best identification clue are the dark brown three-lobed capsules that contain shiny black seeds. The capsule and seeds are reminiscent of true buckeye trees, although Mexican Buckeye is an unrelated species in the Soapberry family.

 


 

 

 

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.

We'd like to see your pictures too. 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.


Photos tips: Most digital point-and-shoot cameras have a macro function - usually symbolized by the icon of a little flower. When you turn on that function, you allow your camera to get closer to the subject, looking into a flower for example. Or getting up close and personal with a bug. More on desert photography.

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