Spring 2005 Wildflowers

Exceptionally heavy rains made for a spectacular display of desert wildflowers this year. This page features photos taken during a two-day trip in the Safford area.

Desert Marigolds near Gila Box.

Owl Clover near Gila Box on the left and California Poppies on Route 191 between Safford and Morenci.


Yellow Flower Desert Evening Primrose near Gillard Hot Springs.

Mexican Poppies on Route 191 between Safford and Morenci, with snow-covered Mount Graham in the background.

Mexican Poppies near Bowie, Arizona.


Mexican Poppies near Bowie, Arizona.

Mexican Poppies near Bowie, Arizona.


Mexican Poppies near Bowie, Arizona.


Mexican Poppies near Bowie, Arizona.


Mexican Poppies near Bowie, Arizona.