Desert Wildflower Blooms
Wildflower Flourishes and Flops - a 50-year History
The following photo gallery documents good wildflower years for several regions of the desert Southwest. The flower displays are interspersed with a few images of dry years to remind you of the NORMAL condition for these areas.
This site is incomplete; there are probably some good years that we have missed. We would welcome submission of photos to fill in gaps (with due credit to the photographer of course).
rainfall data beneath each image are from the nearest weather station and indicate
tenths of an inch for the winter season, i.e., from September of the preceding
year through March of the year indicated.
There are four interpreted photo galleries in this section: