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Wildflowers of the Southwestern Desert

Many desert wildflowers are annuals that bloom in response to adequate rainfall and optimal temperatures. Some years few species bloom, while other years offer a plethora of desert wildflowers. The species included in this collection give a glimpse of some of the more prominent and abundant wildflowers of southwestern deserts.

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Baileya multiradiataDesert marigold
Showy desert marigold
Paper daisy
Desert baileya
Calliandra eriophyllaPink fairyduster
Mock mesquite
Carnegiea giganteaSaguaro
Calochortus kennedyiDesert mariposa lily
Desert mariposa
Red mariposa-lily
Flame mariposa
Calycoseris wrightiiWhite tackstem
Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. reichenbachiiLace Cactus
Lace hedgehog cactus
Enceliopsis nudicaulisNakedstem sunray
Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicanaMexican gold poppy
California poppy
Amopalo del campo
Fallugia paradoxaApache plume
Fouquieria splendensOcotillo
Devil's walking stick
Gaillardia pinnatifidaBlanket flower
Red dome blanketflower
Red-dome blanket-flower
Yellow gaillardia
Glandularia gooddingiiSouthwestern mock vervain
Pink verbena
Southwestern vervain
Goodding's verbena
Mojave verbena
Hesperocallis undulataAjo lily
Desert lily
Hibiscus coulteriCoulter hibiscus
Desert rose-mallow
Desert rosemallow
Kallstroemia grandifloraArizona poppy
Orange caltrop
Desert poppy
Summer poppy
Layia glandulosaWhite tidytips
Whitedaisy tidytips
Malacothrix glabrataDesert-dandelion
Smooth desertdandelion
Melampodium leucanthumBlackfoot Daisy
Rock daisy
Plains blackfoot
Mentzelia pumilaDwarf mentzelia
Oenothera deltoidesBirdcage evening-primrose
Fragrant primrose
Desert evening-primrose
Birdcage primrose
Penstemon parryiParry's beardtongue
Parry's penstemon
Penstemon pseudospectabilisDesert penstemon
Rosy desert beardtongue
Canyon penstemon
Mohave beard-tongue
Phacelia crenulataCleft-leaf wild heliotrope
Notchleaf phacelia
Phlox tenuifoliaSanta Catalina Mountain phlox
Psilostrophe cooperiWhite-stem paper-flower
Whitestem paperflower
Yellow paper daisy
Scabrethia scabra ssp. scabraBadlands mule-ears
Sphaeralcea ambiguaDesert globemallow
Apricot globe-mallow
Desert mallow
Globe mallow
Apricot mallow
Tetraneuris acaulis var. acaulisButte marigold
Stemless four-nerve daisy
Stemless goldflower
Stemless rubber weed
Zinnia grandifloraRocky Mountain zinnia
Little golden zinnia
Yellow zinnia
Plains zinnia
Prairie zinnia
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