Wildflowers of Sarcobatus Flat
Although not every year has a bloom, in April of 2008 we found quite a nice display after a fairly wet winter and spring.
Tall phacelias (Phacelia distans).
Desert dandelions (Malacothrix glabrata) fill the spaces between bushes.
Scale bud (Anisocoma acaulis)
Notch-leaf phacelia (Phacelia crenulata) growing up through greasewood.
Apricot mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)
Broad-flowered gilia (Gilia cana)
Milkvetch (Astragalus sp.)
Walking along a parched desert flat, it is always amazing to come upon one of these splashes of color: Mojave fishhook cactus (Sclerocactus polyancistrus).
Mojave sand verbena (Abronia pogonantha)
Long-beaked twistflower (Streptanthella longirostris) growing on the egdes of a playa.
Budsage (Artemisia spinescens) flowering.
Mojave aster (Xylorhiza tortifolia)
Whte Pincushion flowers (Chaenactis sp.) sprinkle the slope of a rocky hill.
Woolly daisies (Eriophyllum wallacei) on a sandy flat.
Delicate little jewels in the gravel: Rattlesnakeweed (Chamaesyce albomarginata).