TIMES AND PLACES FOR VIEWING WILDFLOWERS
look at lower elevations, such as the valley floor and alluvial fans. Best
areas: in Jubilee Pass, Highway 190 near the Furnace Creek Inn, and the base
of Daylight Pass. Dominant species: desert star, blazing star, desert gold,
mimulus, encelia, poppies, verbena, evening primrose, phacelia, and various
species of cacti.
Between April and May, look at higher elevations, between 2,000 to 4,000 feet.
Best area: in the Panamint mountains. Dominant species: paintbrush, Mojave
desert rue, lupine, Joshua tree, bear poppy, cacti and Panamint daisies.
Between late April, June and July, look for flowers only at the highest parts
of the mountains, above 4,000 feet. Best area: High Panamint mountains. Dominant
species: Mojave wildrose, rabbitbrush, Panamint daisies, mariposa lilies and