Death Valley Wildflowers Super Bloom

Death Valley wildflowers

Last Updated on January 24, 2021

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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  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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