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The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park flowers best this month, with peak blooms expected early in the month in low-lying, warm areas like Borrego Valley, the Borrego Badlands, Coyote Canyon, and along Highway S-2 in the south end of the park. Among the many annually appearing wildflowers you'll find in the low-lying areas are desert sunflower, dune primrose, lupine, desert chicory, sand verbena, and desert lily. On slightly higher ground and up along the hillsides, you'll spot blooming brittlebush, chuparosa, ocotillo, apricot mallow, and more. Starting in mid-month, several varieties of cactus should explode into bloom. For the latest update on this season's bloom cycle, call Anza-Borrego Desert State Park's special hotline, 760-767-4684, for a recorded message.

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Comments

William Howell March 16, 2011 @ 8:44 a.m.

For the past several years, I've found that a nice, slow trip southbound on S-2 will reward the visitor with many more views of fantastic flowers than will a trip to the crowded Visitors' Center or points north.

One can spot outbreaks along S-2, easily park alongside the road and explore on foot without the crowds. It makes photography much easier when not being rushed too.

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nan shartel March 16, 2011 @ 10:49 p.m.

it is wonderful....especially in rainy years...thx for the FYI Jerry ;-D

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