Death Valley Wildflowers Are the Thing to See this Spring

Springtime in the desert often means wildflowers, and this year is one of the best ever for flower hunters. The New York Times has run an article telling us what we already knew: that Death Valley is seeing a “Superbloom” of wildflowers this year.

Record rain last fall has brought the adage “April showers mean May showers” to life here in the Mojave, if not exactly chronologically accurate. According to Death Valley National Park, the flowers on display include “Brown-eyed Evening Primrose, Desert Gold, Sand Verbena (Abronia villosa), Desert Five-Spot (Eremalche rotundifolia), Gravel Ghost (Atrichoserus platyphylla), Mohavea (Mohavea breviflora), Desert Star (Monoptilon bellioides), Shredding Evening Primrose (Camissonia boothii condensata), Purple Mat (Nama demissum), Golden Evening Primrose (Camissonia brevipes), Mohave Groundsel (Senecio mohavensis), Frostmat (Achyronychia Cooperii),Notchleaf (Phacelia crenulata) and Caltha-Leaved Phacelia (Phacelia calthiflora), and more.”

Wildflowers in Death Valley

It’s good to get out ASAP, as heat conditions that are always a possibility in one of the hottest places on Earth may cut short some of the fun. However the flowers bloom at different times in different elevations, so if you miss this batch, there will be plenty more to come. Death Valley’s elevation range is -282 feet below sea level to 11,043 feet at Telescope Peak, about twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. That leaves quite a few waves of wildflower blooms to enjoy.

We’ve seen literal oceans of color on our trips here lately, and lots of “Ooohs and Ahhhs” a constant song from our clients. Come see for yourself! We offer private tours of Death Valley and can take you to the flower party in a comfortable private van with just you and your family or friends. We also offer private tours of the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, ghost towns, and Hoover Dam.

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