|Death Valley is one of the hottest, driest places in California. |
One would not expect to find much life here. Photo by F. C. Essig,
father of the author.
|Along the saline waterways in Death Valley, salt-tolerant pickleweed (Allenrolfea occidentalis) and grasses fluorish. Photo by F. C. Essig|
|Even in Death Valley, wildflowers can appear after rain. This|
Indian Paint Brush (Castilleja applegatei) grows on the hillsides above
the saline plain. (photo by F. C. Essig)
|The native fan palm of California (Washingtonia filifera) occurs in the canyon oases|
of the California desert. Photo by F. C. Essig
|Bert Hunt and some students examine lupines blooming|
beside the road.
|Dr. Jaeger relaxes during a Palaver.|
Below are just a few of my ancient photos of the wildflowers of Anza-Borrego. See much more at http://www.abdnha.org/pages/03flora/family/index.htm
|Mimulus bigelovii, a desert monkey-flower,|
blooms a few weeks after sprouting from a seed in
the Anza-Borrego State Park.
|Monptilon bellioides, the desert star, is another |
quick-blooming annual in the sunflower family in Anza-
|The desert lily, Hesperocallis undulata, emerges from|
a bulb after a rainstorm.
|A desert form of California Poppy.|