Desert Wildflower Report-3-14-2017, Chuckwalla Mountains

I visited the northern edge of the Chuckwalla Mountains in three areas. Near Chiriaco Summit, Yellow Cups made a big appearance. On Red Cloud Mine Rd., Chuparosa blooms were coloring the landscape red. Also, Parry Dalea was found along with Desert Eucrypta, Narrow Leaved Cryptantha, Desert Plantain and Desert Five Spot. At the Edmund C. Jaeger Nature Sanctuary, I found Apricot Mallow, Bigelow's Monkeyflower, Brittlebush, Cheesebush, Common Fishhook Cactus and Narrow Leaved Primrose. These areas were fairly green and seedlings were everywhere, so a few more weeks will be necessary to see what might show up in these areas.

Yellow Cups in the Chuckwalla Mountains Apricot Mallow in a sandy wash at the Jaeger Nature Sanctuary Parry Dalea growing along Red Cloud Mine Rd. Common Fishhook cactus in the rocks at the Jaeger Nature Sanctuary Brittlebush decorating a pile of rocks at the Jaeger Nature Sanctuary Bigelow's Monkeyflower in deep sand at the Jaeger Nature Sanctuary Desert Eucrypta blooming in gravelly soil on Red Cloud Mine Rd.

Species blooming were:

  • Common Fishhook Cactus
  • Brittlebush
  • Yellow Cups
  • Bigelow's Monkeyflower
  • Apricot Mallow
  • Narrow Leaved Primrose
  • Desert Eucrypta
  • Jones Blazing Star
  • Desert Five Spot
  • Parry Dalea
  • Narrow Leaved Cryptantha
  • Chuparosa
  • Star Gilia
  • Cheesebush