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Southwestern Pricklypoppy
Desert Bloom in Ocotillo, Ca.
White Bear Poppy, Globemallow
Desert Christmas Tree
Pholisma arenarium
Desert Lily
Daisey, Desert
Lupines
Sand Lily, Tuffed Evening Primrose
Creosote Bush

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The next 5 photos are courtesy of Patsy Lowe of Ocotillo, California. Thanks Patsy!

   This is the Southwestern Pricklypoppy. This one stands 3 1/2 ft. tall and has a multitude of buds. Patsy had never seen one before. This was taken on 3/27/10 in Ocotillo, Ca. in the Nomirage area. What a pleasant surprise!
   The next two photos were taken off of Hwy 98, that parrallels Interstate 8 about 5 miles southeast of Nomirage, Ocotillo.
   The large bushes are Crucifixion Thorns, the Jacumba Mts. are in the background. The orange flowers in with the poppies are the Globemallow, more commonly known as Desert Hollyhock. Taken 3/30/10.
   The 2 photos below -- Patsy took these in the Yuha/Anza Boreggo Desert over by Ocotillo. Thinking it was a fungus or in the mushroom family she photographed it. Marty Feldner ID'd this as a Pholisma arenarium, it's common name is the Desert Christmas Tree. It is a parasitic plant, and not a fungus.
   This plant is relatively uncommon according to Marty. What a neat find!
   Here's a few that we found on Sunday 3/28/10 in the low desert near Yuma, Arizona. Now if your wondering where else you can find the desert full of bloom, we have a small list for you HERE on the third page.
   This is a Desert Lily found just south of Yuma in the desert. They can be found throughout the Sonara Desert down into Baja. They have a bulb like an onion, but without the smell or taste of an onion. Pretty and they sometimes get quite tall, this one was only about 15 inches tall.
   One of the many different types of daisy found in the desert. These are really in full bloom right now and really add a spash of yellow to the desert.
   If you have any photos of flowers for the bloom this year don't hesitate to contact us.
   In places along the roads the Lupines were covering the ground in a carpet like the ones shown here.
   Only a few of these Tufted Evening-primrose were found in the flats in the desert. Often called the Sand Lily, or Morning Lily.
   Anyone guess what these flowers are? That's the Creosote Bush, with it's sticky leaves and yellow flowers. And they are also blooming right now in the desert.

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