Wildflowers Bloom in the Sonoran Desert National Monument

Try these wildflowers blooming Spring 2013 in your own home garden. Not pictured here: Fiddleneck, Amsinckia menziesii intermediap; Scorpionweed, Phacelia arizonica; Desert Chicory, Rafinesquia neomexicana; Primrose, Oenothera primiveris; and Hummingbird Bush,  Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii.

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Flat-top Buckwheat, Eriogonum fasciculatum, drought tolerant, native perennial shrub, attracts butterflies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Duster, Calliandra eriophylla

Fairy Duster, Calliandra eriophylla, native deciduous shrub attracts hummingbirds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desert Globemallow, Sphaeralcea ambigua

Desert Globemallow, Sphaeralcea ambigua, native perennial shrub of desert chaparral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desert Marigold, Baileya multiradiata, herbaceous perennial & native sprawling groundcover, will thrive in disturbed areas and growe rapidly when watered.

Desert Marigold, Baileya multiradiata, herbaceous perennial & native sprawling groundcover, will thrive in disturbed areas and grow rapidly when watered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleabane, Erigeron divergens, biennial native herb.

Fleabane, Erigeron divergens, biennial native herb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firecracker Penstemon, Penstemon eatonii.

Firecracker Penstemon, Penstemon eatonii.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parry's penstemon, Penstemon parryi.

Parry’s penstemon, Penstemon parryi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Poppies, Eschscholzia californica

California Poppies, Eschscholzia californica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desert Lupine, Lupinus sparsiflorus, can grow in the urban Southwest, in freeway medians and patches in parking lots.

Desert Lupine, Lupinus sparsiflorus, can grow in the urban Southwest, in freeway medians and patches in parking lots. Also look for Lupinus arizonicus with bright green leaves and smaller purple/pink flowers.

 

 

 

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