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Tucson ~ Early Wildflowers in the Arizona Sonoran Desert

Tucson Wildflowers: Mike in Tucson, AZ Mortgage Lender

Tucson Wildflower ~ Apricot Mallow

The Wildflower season in Tucson has started early.  My afternoon hike began at the King Canyon trailhead, just across the road from the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum. I found this beauty, commonly called the Desert Globemallow, in the sandy wash that comprises the lower King Canyon trail.

Tucson Wildflowers: Mike in Tucson, AZ Mortgage Lender

  ~ Tucson Wildflower: Blue Phacelia ~

The coloring of our Tucson Wildflowers belies the ordinarily drab hues of the Arizona Sonoran desert.  This plant was blooming alongside the upper King Canyon Trail.  In a 2 1/2 mile hike, I only saw two Blue Phacelias, also referred to as Scorpionweed.

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Comment balloon 17 commentsMike Jones • February 20 2012 05:34PM

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Beautiful.  We are supposed to be close to 70 this week.  Apparently winter forgot about us this year.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 7 years ago

Mike

The wildflowers in the Sonoran Desert of Tucson are beautiful.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 7 years ago

Mike, can't believe Spring is just around the corner. Looking forward to the blooming cactus. Thanks for the post. From Fountain Hills.

Posted by Ed & Tracy Oliva, The Oliva Team Arizona Agents (West USA Realty - Arizona) about 7 years ago

Mike, These are lovely.  Time to take off and drive through the desert! 

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) about 7 years ago

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!!!  I've been seeing both of these pop up around Scottsdale and had no idea what their names were.  I thought the first was a type of red sage with the Blue Phacella - well I had NO idea.  Thanks, Mike.  

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 7 years ago

Hi Mike, love the colors - they are so vibrant! I have seen a few wildflowers around here too. Come on Spring!

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) about 7 years ago

Hi Mike,

What beautiful flowers and how wonderful that they are wild flowers and pop up all over. We get wild poppies here in California. But I really like the lilac blue flowers. Thanks for the picture.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 7 years ago

Mike  That sure reminds me of home in New Mexico - desert flowers are so brilliantly colored

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 7 years ago

Karen,

You're from the southwest!  How long since you've lived here?

Kristin,

Thanks for saying so, and for stopping by to comment!

Teral,

It's trying to emerge from winter!

Juli,

You're most welcome! 

Marge,

You're right.  It's time!

Ed & Tracy,

Spring's just around the corner, and closer to us than to others.  Thanks for stopping by!

Lou,

That they are!  It's always good to see you.

Cindy,

Thanks for being the first to comment.  I expect you'll have a beautiful spring there in Virginia.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 7 years ago

Every time I stop by and read your blog post I enjoy it. Hope you are having a great Monday

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) about 7 years ago

Beautiful, great photos.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 7 years ago

Lyn,

Thanks for saying so!  How's by you in Schaumberg?

Tom,

That's encouraging!  Good to see you.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 7 years ago

Beautiful photos, as always! I love the colors!!!!

Hope you are doing well out there my friend! Looking forward to your next Florida trip!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 7 years ago

Oh, Michael....these are some of my very favorite flowers.  Thank you for including them for us to enjoy!

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) about 7 years ago

Mike  I moved out of Albuquerque in 1969, but I still have family there

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 7 years ago

Even the sides of the roads are beautiful in AZ right now.  I love the blooms of spring and as usual, you've got some fantastic photo captures!

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) about 7 years ago

I was just thinking today, while sitting at my laptop, how much I love the desert. This is why.

Posted by Kate Kate about 7 years ago

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