ANZA BORREGO DESERT 2010

What a beautiful place to visit in the Spring, as we did in late March, 2010 with our friends Jim and Pam Terhorst of Bellingham, Washington.  No time to better see this area than when the wildflowers are in bloom.  Here are just a few of the pictures we took.  Some were at homes on a desert garden tour, but most were out "in the wild."

The four of us in Lost Canyon
 

 

 

Ocotillo
Fouquieria splendens
 

Desert Sand Verbena
Abronia villosa var. villosa
 

     

Wild Heliotrope, or Common Phalecia
Phacelia distans
 

 

On a garden tour on Sunday, this home has an "Asian" motif
Desert Agave
Agave deserti 
 

 

Brittlebush aka Incienso

Encelia farinosa


 

Golden Crownbeard aka Cowpen Daisy (or a Brittlebush)

Verbesina encelioides


Desert Dandilion

Malacothrix glabrata


Fremont Pincushion and Gold Poppy
 Chaenactis fremontii and Escholzia parishii
 

 

Desert Lilly, aka Ajo Lilly
Hesperocallis undulata
 

Desert Lavender
Hyptis emoryi

 
 
 
This tree shouldn't be on this list -- it was at one of the homes on the garden tour and I could not identify it even after getting home and going through lots of books, so I figured it was exotic.  I called the tour organizers and they thought it was a kind of Acaci and confirmed it is not common around here.  But it was pretty, so I included it.  I think it is a
Golden Wattle
Acacia pycnantha
 

Desert Chickory
Rafinesquia neomexicana
 

  

Cheesebush
Hymenoclea salsola
 

 
 

Burrobush, aka Burro Weed, aka White Bur-Sage
Ambrosia dumosa

Rancher's Fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii

  

Gold Poppy
Escholzia parishii
 

 
Bigelow's Monkeyflower
Mimulus bigelovii
 

   

Gander's Cholla

Cylindropuntia ganderi


Creosote bush

Larrea tridentata


 

Chuparosa, aka Beloperone

Justicia californica


Varigated Agave
Agave americana var. marginata
 

California Barrel Cactus
Ferocactus cylindraceus
 

Beavertail cactus
Opuntia basilaris
 

Arizona Lupin
Lupinus arizonicus fabaceae
 

 

Apricot Mallow, aka Grenadine Desert Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua var. ambigua