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Wildflowers: JC Amberlyn photographs what is blooming

Wildflowers

Photo by JC Amberlyn.

Wildflowers

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Wildflowers

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Wildflowers

Spring means wildflowers in the desert, and with recent rains, this year should be a good one to view them. Here is a look at some of the more common species around Kingman and surrounding areas. Clockwise from top: A desert sage (purple, flowering bush on the right) and what the photographer believes is a narrowleaf goldenbush (the yellow flowers) grow side by side outside of Kingman in the Cerbat foothills. This showy purple flower on the right is a member of the pea family called lupine. Here, it grows alongside desert marigolds (the yellow flowers) in Golden Valley. Round orange flowers lined up on a stalk is a common sight in Kingman. This is the desert globemallow, which was once food to giant sloths thousands of years ago. The yellow flowers in the background are desert marigolds.