Carpets of many different kinds of flowers can be found in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park at this time. This post will be updated with the latest flower photos. At the bottom of the page there are links to a selection of news articles and media coverage that the research center and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park got as a result of the superbloom. Click on the photos to enjoy an enlarged version.

Carpets of Desert dandelions cover the desert floor with Indianhead peak in the background (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Carpets of Desert dandelions cover the desert floor with Indianhead peak in the background (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Bouquet of Sand pink verbena and Evening primroses at Clark Dry Lake (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Bouquet of Sand pink verbena and Evening primroses at Clark Dry Lake (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Visitors flocking to see the flower fields, like the visitors with this beautiful '57 Chevy car (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Visitors flocking to see the flower fields, like the visitors with this beautiful ’57 Chevy car (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Henderson Canyon in the early morning. (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Henderson Canyon in the early morning. (Photo: Sicco Rood)

These beautiful ephemeral desert sunflowers can almost glow in the dark! (Photo: Sicco Rood)

These beautiful ephemeral desert sunflowers can almost glow in the dark! (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

The Henderson Canyon flower fields are filled with color even after the sun has long gone behind the mountains (Photo: Sicco Rood)

The Henderson Canyon flower fields are filled with color even after the sun has long gone behind the mountains (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Desert Evening Primrose with Sand verbena bouquet (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Desert Evening Primrose with Sand verbena bouquet (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

Fields of Desert dandelion (Malacothrix glabrata)

Fields of Desert dandelion, Malacothrix glabrata (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Brittlebush now flowering in front of Indianhead peak (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Brittlebush now flowering in front of Indianhead peak (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Tiny Monkey flowers can be found in the washes (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Tiny Monkey flowers can be found in the washes (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Desert lily (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Desert lily (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Parish's poppy field, Eschscholzia parishii, with Ocotillo on hillside (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Parish’s poppy field, Eschscholzia parishii, with Ocotillo on hillside (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

California White primrose growing out of the mud of a recently dried wash in the Anza-Borrego badlands, oenothera californica (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

Desert sunflowers and carpets of Notch leaf phacelia, Phacelia crenulata ambigua's all over the Borrego badlands (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Desert sunflowers and carpets of Notch leaf phacelia, Phacelia crenulata ambigua’s all over the Borrego badlands (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

Desert lily coming up out of the soil near the badlands (Photo: Sicco Rood).

Desert lily coming up out of the soil near the badlands (Photo: Sicco Rood).

 

Sunflowers and mud

Desert sunflowers growing next to a mudflow that is still partially wet, part drying up and curling.(Photo: Sicco Rood).

 

Desert sand verbena purple flowers greeting the sunlight (Photo: Sicco Rood).

Desert sand verbena purple flowers greeting the sunlight (Photo: Sicco Rood).

 

Western Jimson Weed, Datura wrightii growing between the rocks in Anza-Borrego desert (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Western Jimson Weed, Datura wrightii growing between the rocks in Anza-Borrego desert (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Desert sunrise with palm tree (Photo: Sicco Rood).

Desert sunrise with palm tree (Photo: Sicco Rood).

 

Notch leaf phacelia, Phacelia crenulata ambigua in the Borrego badlands (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Notch leaf phacelia, Phacelia crenulata ambigua in the Borrego badlands (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Fishhook cactus, Mammillaria dioica at the research center weather station (Photo: Sicco Rood).

Fishhook cactus, Mammillaria dioica at the research center weather station (Photo: Sicco Rood).

 

Notch leaf phacelia, Phacelia crenulata ambigua in the Borrego badlands (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Notch leaf phacelia, Phacelia crenulata ambigua in the Borrego badlands (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Arizona lupine (Photo: Sicco Rood).

Arizona lupine (Photo: Sicco Rood).

California poppy (Photo: Sicco Rood)

California poppy (Photo: Sicco Rood).

 

Desert globemallow or apricot mallow, Sphaeralcea ambigua (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Desert globemallow or apricot mallow, Sphaeralcea ambigua (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Desert evening primrose (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Desert evening primrose (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Not sure...beautiful plant coming up out of the sand at dawn (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Not sure…beautiful plant coming up out of the sand at dawn (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Field of Brown-eyed primroses in Coach-whip wash (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Field of Brown-eyed primroses in Coach-whip wash (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

Desert evening primrose at Henderson canyon (Sicco Rood).

Desert evening primrose at Henderson canyon (Sicco Rood).

Whole mountain sides are bright yellow with Parish's poppy, Eschscholzia parishii (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Whole mountain sides are bright yellow with Parish’s poppy, Eschscholzia parishii (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Wildflower mix on the slopes of Coyote mountain (Photo: Sicco Rood)

Wildflower mix on the slopes of Coyote mountain (Photo: Sicco Rood)

 

Purple verbana growing in the sand against a rock background (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Purple verbana growing in the sand against a rock background (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

Brown-eyed primrose field at sunrise in Borrego valley (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Brown-eyed primrose field at sunrise in Borrego valley (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

Parish's poppies mixed with Arizona lupines on the local mountain sides (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Parish’s poppies mixed with Arizona lupines on the local mountain sides (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Arizona lupine greets the sunrise (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Arizona lupine greets the sunrise (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

Arizona lupine greets the sunrise (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Arizona lupine greets the sunrise (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Dead ocotillo lays in a bed of purple Phacilia (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Dead ocotillo lays in a bed of purple Phacilia (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

Desert sunflower field in Ocotillo Wells recreational vehicle area right before the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park boundary (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Desert sunflower field in Ocotillo Wells recreational vehicle area right before the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park boundary (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

Desert sunflowers greet the morning light (Photos: Sicco Rood)

Desert sunflowers greet the morning light (Photos: Sicco Rood)

 

News and Media Coverage

Other articles that mention the Anza-Borrego Desert flower bloom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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