Wildflowers

Sufficient winter rains bring a beautiful season of wildflowers in the spring, and a sufficiently wet monsoon will do the same in the summer.

Wildflowers along a road side

1 This beautiful display of wildflowers appeared along Ajo Road near Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Two images: wildflowers with Kitt Peak in the background and a purple flower in front of a sea of yellow flowers.

2 Left: wildflowers with Kitt Peak in the background. Right: purple flower in front of a sea of yellow flowers.

Field of yellow wildflowers

3 Desert trees stand guard over a field of yellow wildflowers off of Ajo Road near Kitt Peak 40 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ.

Bee in yellow wildflower

4 Full pollen sacs show that this bee has visited many flowers before coming to this one in a field of yellow wildflowers near Ajo Road southwest of Tucson, AZ.

wide view of wildflowers in a meadow backed by mountains

5 Summer rains contribute to a second bloom of wildflowers in Catalina State Park, north of Tucson, AZ.

yellow wildflowers near a fence

6 Yellow wildflowers grow along this wooden fence marking an entrance to a trailhead in Catalina State Park. Above average precipitation during the summer monsoon contributed to this late bloom of vegetation.

Close up of yellow flower with orange center

7 Close-up view of a summer wildflower in Catalina State Park north of Tucson, AZ.

  • July 1st, 2009
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