Blooms everywhere; wildflower season in Arizona

It's amazing the kind of blooms you can see in Arizona. We're used to the Cactus, but what about wildflowers?

"There are always wildflowers; it's just a matter of how many there are going to be," said Arizona Highways Editor in Chief Robert Stieve.

So many in fact it is hard to believe the pictures taken by photographers at Arizona Highways Magazine are from in Arizona. The drive to see them is also not that far.

"The Lost Dutchman State Park and you drive onto it in a paved road, and it's accessible to go," he said.

Superstition Mountain, Piestewa Peak, South Mountain Park, and even Cave Creek are all good locations to catch the blooms for those willing to drive. 

"There are some wilderness areas west of the valley heading towards Los Angeles on I-10, and you think there's nothing out that way, but some of the best wildflowers are out in that neck of the woods as well... we get Mexican gold poppies that are yellow, and we get California gold poppies that are a deeper orange color," said Stieve.

Every color can be seen right here in Arizona during the Spring when the thorny brush brings a bright blossom.
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