Mojave Desert Wildflowers
Eastern Mojave Desert in bloom - spring wildflowers bloom in the Eastern Mojave Desert. Blooms on a beavertail cactus, lupine blooming
along a roadway, brittlebrush against a mountain backdrop -- these are some of the sights a visitor can expect, depending
on how wet or dry the winter season has been. Plants in this area that may produce blooms include desert marigold,
sand verbena, desert primrose, globemallow, desert sunflower and milvetch.
Western Mojave Desert includes wildflower-rich areas - "To the casual
observer, the Western Mojave Desert may appear to be a barren and lifeless wasteland. However, below the surface, a vast
seedbank of annual wildflower seeds lay dormant waiting for just the right weather conditions to germinate and paint the
desert in a riot of color." Best viewing is usually mid-March to mid-April, but it all depends on weather.
Desert plants are resilient and their adaptations for surviving desert conditions are diverse and amazing. ...
Wildflower Blooming Periods
Some years the desert is spectacular with wildflowers, other years the blossoms are sparse. ...
Assorted Wildflower Photos
Photo slideshows of wildflowers in various locations throughout the Mojave Desert and mountain forests.
Glossary of wildflower related terms.
El Niņos & Wildflowers
El Niņos and displays of spring-flowering annuals in the Mojave and Sonoran Desert.
Little White Forget-Me-Nots