Although other wildflower species will bring splashes of purple and pink, the stars of the show will be the desert gold poppy at lower elevations and golden evening primrose and desert dandelion
at higher elevations.
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.
A desert dandelion
, coaxed through sandy soil by warm temperatures and rainfall, blooms in Mojave National Preserve.
, primrose, sunflower, and verbena grow profusely here, as do cactus with Popsicle-colored flowers.