• Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe NM

    Organ Pipe Cactus

    National Monument Arizona

Wildflowers

photo of a poppy field during early spring wildflower season.
A feast for the eyes.  Blooms like this one are rare, and very dependent on the frequency and intensity of winter rains.  Even when conditions are not ideal, patches of wildlfower color can usually be found near washes and hillsides between February and early April.
Don Dirks, NPS Volunteer
 
Black chinned hummingbird at a pink penstemmon wildflower

There is usually something blooming from February through early summer that invites our hummingbirds and other pollinating animals in for a feast.

Don Dirks, NPS Volunteer

While visiting this page, be sure not to miss our frequently updated wildflower gallery!

The desert wildflower season is always unpredictable. A good flower season requires early winter rains followed by a warm and unusually wet spring. Regardless of the intensity of the flower season there is almost always something blooming from February through May, from brittlebush in late winter, to giant saguaros in late spring.

  • Mexican Poppies
  • Lupine
  • Owl Clover
  • Bladderpod Mustard
  • Tackstem
  • Globemallow
  • Brittlebush
  • Creosote
  • Saguaro
  • Organ Pipe
  • Pincushion
 

Did You Know?

Organ Pipe Cactus

Our namesake, the Organ Pipe Cactus, is common in Mexico but very rare in the United States. They cannot tolerate cold weather and will be found on the south-facing hill slopes in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument More...