AZ – Wildflowers and Cacti Blooms along the Arizona Trail (Passages 18-19)

I found these beauties while hiking the stretch of trail between Roosevelt Lake and Picketpost the third week of March 2016. I’ve done my best with identification, but I’m no botanist so chances are I could be incorrect. Please note corrections in the comments. Thanks!

Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus)

Prickly Pear/Cactus Apple (Opuntia engelmannii

Tufted Evening Primrose (Oenothera caespitosa

Santa Catalina Mountain Phlox (Phlox tenuifolia)

Doubting Mariposa Lily (Calochortus ambiguus

? Plains Blackfoot (Melampodium leucanthum

White Tackstem (Calycoseris wrightii) OR New Mexico Plumeseed (Rafinesquia neomexicana)

Creamcups (Platystemon californicus)

Desert Rosemallow (Hibiscus coulteri)  

Melon Loco (Apodanthera undulata)

Gordon’s Bladderpod (Lesquerella gordonii)

Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata

Fiddleneck (I’ve been trying for this photo for years)

Desert Mariposa Lily (Calochortus kennedyi

Globemallow/Desertmallow (Sphaeralcea)

? Meadow Flax (Linum pratense)

Blue Flax (Linum pratense)

Phacelia

Chia (Salvia columbariae)

Fendler’s Horsenettle (Solanum fendleri)

? Trailing Windmills/Four O’Clock (Allionia incarnata)

Tansyaster 

?  Chinese Lantern (Quincula lobata)

Mariposa Lily 

? Phlox

Penstemon

Thistle

Are you a bloom? 

Leaves can be just as cool as flowers!

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