A Few Death Valley Wildflowers

Calochortus flexuosus
Eschscholzia glyptosperma
Opuntia basilaris

I found myself out in Death Valley for a special geology seminar sponsored by the Shoshone Museum (more on that later) and I'm pleased to report that the spring wildflower show is still going strong. From top to bottom, we have: Calochortus flexuosus, the winding mariposa; Eschscholzia glyptosperma, the desert poppy; and Opuntia basilaris, the beavertail cactus. This is a fantastic site for thorough wildflower identification, unfortunately it is organized alphabetically by Latin name and it is almost impossible to find your flower without clicking on each one:

Desert Wildflower Identification

 

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~ by ravenjake on April 20, 2009.

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