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DEATH VALLEY, MARCH 15, 2005

Desert Sand Verbena
Desert Sand Verbena

Evening Primrose
Yellow Evening Primrose

Globe Mallow
Globe Mallow

Desert Five Spot
Desert Five Spot

If you haven't taken a road trip to view wildflowers yet this year, there's still time. Don't put it off too long, though -- color is fleeting in California's Death Valley and Antelope Valley. The landscape is blooming in lots of other parts of the country, too. Here are some photos (and some more photos) to whet your appetite and some links and resources to get you rolling!

SOUTHWEST DESERT FIELD REPORTS

Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum Wildflower Reports for California, Arizona and Baja California

Arizona - Southern Arizona Wildflower Reports

Arizona - Desert Wildflower Report by Jaimie Hall

California - Wildflower Reports compiled by photographer Carol Leigh

California - Anza-Borrego Wildflowers

California - Antelope Valley

Southwestern US Deserts - Wildflower Report from Desert USA

PLANT IDENTIFICATION GUIDES WITH PHOTOS

Extraordinary Wildflower Resource - Kris Light is an elementary teacher in Oak Ridge, Tennessee who has built an incredible database that can be used for wildflower identification. Her site has photos of nearly 700 wildflower varieties in Tennessee and hundreds more in the western states. (1/14/07)

University of California, Berkeley Photo index of 52,290 images - An awesome resource for identifying wildflowers

 

WILDFLOWER REPORTS FOR STATES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE US

Indiana - Southern Indiana Wildflower Walks

Oregon - Native Plant Society of Oregon

Oregon - Columbia River Gorge

Texas - The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin

Texas - Wildflower Viewing on Texas Roads

 

Mark Sedenquist & Megan Edwards
March 20, 2005


 

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