With the annual rainfall of the desert region near Lakes Mead and Mohave less than 6 inches a year, it might be supposed that only a few hardy plants could exist under such rigorous conditions. On the contrary, however, the desert has vast numbers of flower species. Favorable rains in early spring transform the seemingly bare slopes and washes into a mass of color. Without these beneficial spring rains, the seeds lie dormant until better conditions exist.
The desert has flowers of one kind or another blooming throughout most of the year. Many of these are tiny plants and thus may not be noticed.
Did You Know?
"Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished." -- Francis Bacon