Wildflower Report 2017

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The extent and timing of spring wildflower blooms in Joshua Tree National Park vary from one year to the next. Fall and winter precipitation and spring temperatures are key environmental factors affecting the spring blooming period. Normally, desert annuals germinate between September and December. Many need a good soaking rain to get started. In addition to rains at the right time, plants also require temperatures to warm a bit before flower stalks will grow. Green-leaf rosettes may cover the ground in January, but flower stalks wait until temperatures rise. Park staff and volunteers compile their wildflower observations weekly during the spring season to produce a list of the wildflowers that are currently in bloom and where you can see them.

May 15, 2017

May 17, 2017 Posted by: Rose Alvarez

What's blooming on May 15th in Joshua Tree National Park?


April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 Posted by: Neil Frakes

Wildflower report as of April 20, 2017.


April 6, 2017

April 07, 2017 Posted by: Neil Frakes

Currently the best spots to view wildflowers are still found in the central and southern portions of the park. There is also a decent bloom found along Utah Trail just south of the Twentynine Palms entrance.


March 20, 2017

March 22, 2017 Posted by: Neil Frakes

March 3, 2017

March 06, 2017 Posted by: Neil Frakes

Wildflower update as of March 3, 2017.


Last updated: February 19, 2020

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