Thursday, March 5, 2009

What's Blooming at Sabino Canyon

Here's a roundup of some of the wildflowers and shrubs found blooming at Sabino Canyon the first week of March 2009:

Globemallow Sphaeralcea ambigua

Creosote bush Larrea tridentata

Arizona Lupine Lupinus arizonicus

Parry's Penstemon Penstemon parryi

Golden Dyssodia Dyssodia pentachaeta

Canyon Ragweed Ambrosia ambrosioides

Wild Heliotrope, Scorpionweed Phacelia distans

Popcorn Flower Cryptantha

Fairy Duster Calliandra eriophylla

Bluedicks, Desert Hyacinth Dichelostemma capitatum

Brittlebush Encelia farinosa

Hopbush Dodonaea viscosa (seeds that look like flowers)

Rosary Babybonnets, Samota Coursetia microphylla

Fleabane Daisy Erigeron divergens

Teri C at Teri's Painted Daisies discovered a Mexican Gold poppy blooming at Sabino Canyon on Sunday. Check out her entertaining post A Day Sketching at Sabino Canyon.


deedee said...

I don't come down to Tucson enough! They had a mountain lion warning out the last time I was there (two years ago). Beautiful pictures!

BC Doan said...

I am so envious, Diane! You already have flowers while we are still freezing! Love all your fantastice photos as always..

Julie said...

Oh, you're ahead of us! The only things starting to pop open by me are teensy weeny tiny white ground cover flowers and the popcorn flowers. (Our locals call them "fiddlenecks." I've not heard the real name, before your post.) I did see a Mexican poppy bud the other day...

Diane, no matter how much I try, my photos aren't a fraction as beautiful as yours! You've such a talent!

Martha said...

Your desert is in bloom, we are just beginning to see the first flowers. I'm impressed at your knowledge, yesterday Jules and I were out and the best we could do is say pretty blue purple flower.

I left my field guide at the cabin.

Teri C said...

Oh fabulous photos and you found way more blooms than I did on Sunday. And I love that you can name them all!! I can't wait to go back and just sketch flowers.

LisaNewton said...

Diane, these are amazing. Spring has sprung in the desert. It's great to have a name to each one. I'm with Martha on this one................:)

Gaelyn said...

Oh Diane, it is undeniably spring. All wonderful captures of desert favorites. I saw less than that the other day.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Diane. Since I've never been out west much (only a couple of times) ---I don't think I would know what any of these beautiful flowers are. I love all of them. The colors are marvelous. I especially like especially the Fairy Duster. Perfect name!!!

Vickie said...

What a beautiful collection of flowers. Fun to get to know them by name. I'm looking forward to a quiet day in the woods to see what's peeping up around here.

NW Nature Nut said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all your flowers blooming!

Valeriannah said...

Isn't spring grand?! Everything is just popping out like crazy. I think I have a pretty soft spot in my heart for Fairy Dusters too.

Flying Colors said...

Your site is absolutely fascinating, so glad to have found you.
I added you to my Cactus Monday blog list ...
Wonderful photos I feel like I am there and so much info.
Thank you ... HCM!

Glynis said...

More wonderful treats! Thank you