Don’t Miss Death Valley in Bloom!
Many of the flowers found here in Death Valley are what we call belly flowers. These flowers are very tiny, so tiny that the best way to see or photograph them is on your belly! A magnifying glass is a great tool to have with you when you search out these wee beauties.
Being small and low to the ground is allows the flowers to stay out of the wind. You will find plants covered with fine hairs. These hairs cut down on the UV rays and keep the tender plants from being sunburned! Remember, to REALLY see Death Valley’s fabulous wildflowers, it really helps to get out of the car, walk around, and spend some time looking just a bit closer!
The mid-elevations are the place to go for flowers this week. Dante’s View Road is looking very nice, especially above the trailer parking. Daylight Pass Road is getting some fine areas between Hell’s Gate and Daylight Pass. Golden Evening Primrose, Pincushion, Chicory and Encelia are predominant, but keep a sharp lookout for the reds of Paintbrush and the orange of Desert Globemallow. The Beavertail Cactus have started to bloom.