The lovers of wildflowers can enjoy beautiful walks in special parts of the United States where these flowers are in abundance. Of course, we must always be careful because there are still restrictions on social contacts due to Covid-19.
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
This park is open to local residents but they have to follow some guidelines due to the Covid-19 threat. Not to forget to mention that the park continues to be temporarily closed to vehicular access, which includes all roads within the territory. Although it is only accessible on foot, it is worth visiting if you like walking. You will find some of the most beautiful varieties of wildflowers. What do we mean? Yellow poppies, desert lilies, desert chicories (this flower is a member of the Sunflower Family and is usually gray-green in color), evening primroses, sand verbena flowers (small purple flowers), and more.
- Crested Butte, Colorado
This place is a great destination for skiing, mountain biking, and a variety of other outdoor activities. The Colorado General Assembly has designated Crested Butte the Wildflower Capital of Colorado. So, are you ready to read what kind of wildflowers are you going to find there? In the hills definitely you will find lilies, primroses, honeysuckles, iris (it takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow and can be found in a variety of colors) and marigolds (small flowers usually yellow or orange). On July 10- 19 will take place at the wildflower festival.
- Antelope Valley, California
The Antelope Valley is home to a wide range of plants and animals. There you can find hundreds of plants such as the California Juniper, Joshua tree, California Scrub Oak, Creosote, and wildflowers, notably the California poppy. If you are a poppy lover then the right season to visit the place is during the spring while you can enjoy a good bloom.
- Joshua Tree National Park, California
Two deserts meet there. The Mojave and Colorado. In a land of strong winds and occasional torrents of rain grows a variety of fascinating plants. Wildflowers are in great bloom usually in June. Also, Joshua trees dominate the open spaces of the park, but in among the rock outcroppings are pinyon pines, California juniper (Juniperus californica), Quercus turbinella (desert scrub oak), Quercus john-tuckeri (Tucker’s oak), and Quercus cornelius-mulleri (Muller’s oak).
- Glacier National Park, Montana
Ιt is no exaggeration to mention that more than a thousand species of wildflowers grow there. Purple asters with starry shaped heads, Indian pipes (the plant is sometimes completely waxy white, but often has black flecks or pale pink coloration), geraniums, buttercups ( include a wide variety of flower types) and more. Also, the alpine buds are trying to survive the strong winds and high temperatures.
- Death Valley National Park, California
Every spring comes to life a great number of vibrant gold, purple, and pink blossoms. You’ll find lush pockets of dandelions (is a plant with yellow flowers), sunbonnets (like small margaritas), mariposas, sage and more. So what are you waiting for to visit the place?
- Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Here you have the chance to see enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset. What’s more? Hunt down agave, desert honeysuckle, Indian paintbrushes, prairie clovers, and saguaros, of course, by cruising along Bajada Loop Drive, or head to Picture Rocks Road for an eyeful of golden poppies.
- Chihuahuan Desert, Texas
Herbaceous plants, such as bush muhly, blue grama, gypsum grama, and hairy grama are dominant in desert grasslands and near the mountain edges including the Sierra Madre Occidental. Lechuguilla, honey mesquite, Opuntia macrocentra and Echinocereus pectinatus are the dominant species in western Coahuila. Ocotillo, lechuguilla, and Yucca filifera are the most common species in the southeastern part of the desert. Candelilla, Mimosa zygophylla, Acacia glandulifera and lechuguilla are found in areas with well-draining, shallow soils. Also, here in spring you can find lots of marigolds and poppies.
- Hill Country, Texas
Visitors can find here miles of bluebonnets, winecups, and primroses. The terrain throughout the region is punctuated by a thin layer of topsoil and many exposed rocks and boulders, making the region very dry and prone to flash flooding. Native vegetation in the region includes various yucca, prickly pear cactus, dessert spoon, and wildflowers in the Llano Uplift.
- North Cascades National Park, Washington
You will definitely feel like being in paradise. Take a look at the deep magenta calypso orchids, the sunny yellow lilies, and white, cotton-like beargrass. What else can someone ask for? Before you go, please check if it is in full operation due to guidance for Covid-19.
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