Sunday, March 25, 2007

Death Valley Wildflowers

Panamint Daisy (Enceliopsis covillei)
The majority of this flower's range is within Death Valley.

Although mid-February to mid-April is the peak blooming period, we did not see a great amount of wildflowers in Death Valley during our two-day visit: a few, but not many. The Park Service informed us that a good wildflower year depends on at least three factors: well-spaced rainfall throughout the winter and early spring, sufficient warmth, and lack of drying winds.

Seen in Mosaic Canyon

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