Excitement is building as wildflowers begin to bloom in the canyons and along the trails of the park seen by visitors willing to get out of their cars and walk.
Drive-by flower fields remain mostly bare, however, and it is still too early to predict if and where anticipated blankets of conspicuous flowers will show.
The shoulders of many of the roads through the valley are strewn with many small annual plants that will come into bloom over the next few weeks. Look for sand verbena, and brown-eyed evening primrose.
Desert lilies are blooming along Henderson Canyon Road. Annual flowers are starting to bloom at the Visitor Center; shrubs such as brittlebush, chuparosa, and desert lavender are making a beautiful showing as well.
For updates, join Anza-Borrego Foundation’s email list or call the State Park Wildflower Hotline, 760-767-4684.
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