Death Valley wildflowers

Death Valley Wildflowers Super Bloom

Death Valley wildflowers

Near Badwater Road.


We just got back from Death Valley National Park in the USA where a rare wildflower “super bloom” was underway. This extremely dry desert area averages only two inches of rain per year, but this is an El Nino year so there’s nothing average about it. Torrential rain and floods last fall, combined with timely winter rains, made the dormant wildflower seeds spring to life. Amazingly, they seemed to pop out of the most inhospitable looking stony and gravely ground. Here’s a sample of what we found. We’re not botanists, so if any of you flower experts out there notice any species being mislabelled, please let us know in the comments section.

Wildflowers are only one of many amazing photo ops in Death Valley, so we’ll follow up with other images and trip reports before long.
 

Death Valley wildflowers

Badwater Road.

Death Valley wildflowers

Beatty cutoff road.

Death Valley wildflowers

Purplemat.

Death Valley wildflowers

Lesser mojavea.

Death Valley wildflowers

Mud Canyon Road.

Death Valley wildflowers

Desert star.

Death Valley wildflowers

Desert gold, Badwater Road.

Death Valley wildflowers

Notch-leaf phaselia, and Brown-eyed evening primrose.

Death Valley wildflowers

Brittlebush.

Death Valley wildflowers

Desert five spot.

Death Valley wildflowers

Gravel Ghost.

Death Valley wildflowers

Broad-leaved gilia.

Death Valley wildflowers

Rock daisy.

Death Valley wildflowers

Goldcarpet, Death Valley endemic.

Death Valley wildflowers

Notch-leaf phaselia.

Death Valley wildflowers

Brown-eyed evening primrose.

Death Valley wildflowers

Golden evening primrose.

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One thought on “Death Valley Wildflowers Super Bloom

  1. This is amazing. Have been to Death Valley before, but no flowers when we were there. It’s a very interesting place.

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