A desert dandelion
, coaxed through sandy soil by warm temperatures and rainfall, blooms in Mojave National Preserve.
Still, the morning has hardly been a disappointment--all along the road leading to the trailhead, Arizona lupine and desert dandelion
paint the sand purple and gold.
The wildflowers expected to flourish this year, according to Von Halle, are lupine, purple matt, sand verbena, chia, dune primrose, desert dandelion
, woolly daisy and desert mallow.
, primrose, sunflower, and verbena grow profusely here, as do cactus with Popsicle-colored flowers.
1 -- color) Desert dandelions
sprout up under sunny skies near Palmdale Boulevard and 65th Street East.
On the desert floor all around us blossomed yellow desert dandelions
and purple phacelias.