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Wildflowers on Saguaro Juniper Lands

We first collected wildflower images during a Wildflower Walk conducted as part of the Cascabel Hermitage Association Workshop Series for 2001, organized by Pearl Mast and David Omick and led by Professor Steve McLaughlin, a botanist for the University of Arizona Arid Lands Program, and his assistant Elaine Nakash. In all, some 53 species were identified, the full list of which may be obtained from Tom Orum at torum@email.arizona.edu. We have since continued to add images as we encounter them, building the image collections outlined below.

The links on the side provide further information on wildflowers and other Saguaro Juniper related information. Included are more images from the 2001 wildflower walk, a species list from that walk, flowering schedules from the William G. McGinnies list for the Sonoran desert, which was compiled between 1966 and 1985, and information regarding the unique seasonal changes in our area.

Click on the underlined names of the images below to enter pages with more detailed images. Please note that some of our identifications are tentative as we are not experts in this field. Informed viewers who see errors can help by contacting us with the correct identifications. Click here to view our reference sources.

 
 
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Anemone tuberosa
Desert Anemone
photo 03-2003
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Streptanthus arizonicus
Arizona Jewelflower
photo 03-2004
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Lesquerella purpurea
Purple Bladderpod
photo 03-13-2005
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Camissonia clavaeformis
Brown-eyes
photo 03-06-2008
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Caulanthus lasiophyllus
Caulanthus
 
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Datura metaloides
Sacred Datura
photo 09-2004
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Allium macropetalum
Desert Onion
photo 04-2004
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Pectocarya spp
Pectocarya ("Belly Flowers")
photo 03-2005
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Chaenactis spp
Pincushions
photo 04-2004
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Lappula occidentalis
Desert Stick-Weed
 
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Narrowleaf Popcorn Flower (?)
(photo  04-2005)
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Eriophyllum lanosum
Woolly Daisy
photo 04-2004
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Chamaesaracha sordida
Velvet Five-eyes
photo 09 2006
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Rafinesquia neo-mexicana,
Calicoseriis wrightii
Chicory tribe
photo 03-2004
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Malacothrix glabrata
Desert Dandelion
photo 04-2005
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Hibiscus coulteri
Desert Rosemallow
photo 08 2006
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Eschscholtzia californica
Mexican Poppy
photo 03-2001
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Argemone gracilenta
Spiny Poppy
photo 09 2006
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Tidestromia lagunigosa
Wooly Tidestromia
photo 09 2006
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Zinnia acerosa
Wild Zinnia
photo 04-2004
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Erisimum capitatum
Western Wallflower
photo 03-2005
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Kallstroemia grandiflora
Arizona Poppy
 
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Lesquerella gordoni
Bladderpod Mustard
photo 03-2003
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Mentzelia pumila
Desert Blazing Star
photo 04-2004
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Encinelia farinosa
Brittlebush
 
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Corydalis aurea
Golden Corydalis
photo 03-04
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Baileya multiradiata
Desert Marigold
photo 03-2003
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Dyssodia pentachaeta
Common Dogweed
photo 04-2004
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Camissonia taraxacoides
Evening Primrose
photo 03 2002
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Amsinckia intermedia
Fiddle-Neck
 
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Calochortus kennedyi
Desert Mariposa
photo 04-2004
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Mimulus spp
Monkey Flower
photo 03-2007
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Camissonia californica
Mustard Evening Primrose
photo 03-27-2004
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Psilostrophe Cooperi
Paperflower
photo 08-2003
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Mentzelia albicaulis/nitens
Stick-Leaf
photo 03-2004
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Sunflower white/yellow?
 

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Helianthus Annuus ?
Common Sunflower ?
photo 09-2004

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Sunflower yellow/green ?
photo 09-2004
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Senecio flaccidus ?
Threadleaf Ragwort ?
photo 04-2004
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Sunflower yellow/yellow
photo 04-2004
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Anisacanthus thurberi
Desert Honeysuckle
photo 03-2006
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Rumex spp
Dock
photo 03-2005
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Calliandra eriophylla
Fairy Duster
 
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Spheralcea ambigua
Desert Globemallow
photo 03-2005
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Castilleja species
Paintbrush
photo 04-2003

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Penstemon spp.
Penstemon
photo 03-2006

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Ipomoea coccina
Scarlet Creeper
photo 09-2004
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Dichelostemma pulchellum
Blue Dicks
 photo 03-2003
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Salvia columbariae
Chia
photo 03-2003
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Mirabilis multiflora
Colorado Four O'clock
photo 08-2006
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Dalea pulchra
Dalea
photo 04-2004
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Daniel's Mystery
photo 05-2005
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Delphinium scaposum
Barestem Larkspur?
photo 04-2005
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Erodium cicutarium
Filaree
Photo April 2003
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Four O'clock (?)
photo 09-2004
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Hibiscus denudatus
Rock Hibiscus
photo 08-2004
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Lupinus sparsiflorus
lupine (Coulteris)
 
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Ipomoea spp
Morning Glory
photo 08-2004
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Orthocarpus purpurascens
Red Owl Clover
photo 03-2005
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Phacelia spp
Phacelia
photo 03-2003
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Tansyaster species?
photo 08-2004
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Solanum elaeagnifolium
Silverleaf Nightshade
photo 08-2006]
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Allionia incarnata
Trailing Four O'clock
 photo 08-2004
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Vicia spp (?)
Pea-like (Vetch?)
photo 04-2004
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Eriastrum spp
Wooly Star
photo March 2008
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Claytonia perfoliata
Miners Lettuce
photo 03-2005
 

 
 
Reference Sources
Main reference sources for our identification efforts: Niehaus, Theodore, Ripper, Charles, & Virginia Savage, 1984, Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers, The Peterson Field Guide Series, Boston: Houghton Mifflin; and Epple, Anne & Lewis Epple, 1995, A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona, Helena Montana: Fountain Press; Bowers, Janice, 1993, Shrubs and Trees of the Southwestern Deserts, Tucson: SW Parks & Monuments Association; Dodge, Natt, 1985, Flowers of the Southwest Deserts, SW Parks & Monuments Association; Kearney, Thomas & Robert Peebles, 1960, Arizona Flora, 2nd ed., Berkeley CA: University of California Press; Jaeger, Edmund, 1941, Desert Wildflowers, Stanford: Stanford University Press. These excellent guides provide a strong basis for identifying our local wildflowers. Please note that some of our identifications are tentative as we are not experts in this field. Informed viewers who see errors can help by contacting us with the correct identifications.