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California Desert Bloom. Exploring the Beauty of Palm Springs.

By: Sunland RV Resorts / 29 Jan 2023
California Desert Bloom. Exploring the Beauty of Palm Springs.
The California Desert Bloom is a colorful and magical experience you will not want to miss. After soaking rains, the hillsides transform into a lush paradise of blooming perennials and wildflowers. As more and more people will want to explore, it's essential to know what to look for when going. Plus, you want to know where to go and how to do so safely and responsibly. Let's learn a bit more about chasing desert blooms in Palm Springs!

What to Look For During the California desert bloom

If you're visiting Palm Springs during wildflower season, you're likely hoping to see some beautiful blooms. Some popular flowers include poppies, lupines, sand verbena, fiddleneck, penstemon, dune evening primrose, and blazing stars. While this isn't an exhaustive list, it should give you something to look out for as you explore your favorite spots.

Best locations for the desert bloom

When looking for bloom spots in Palm Springs, consider areas around Lake Cahuilla Park or Coachella Valley Preserve State Park. The trails at both locations will provide opportunities to witness beautiful displays of desert flora. If you need help identifying species along the way, consider downloading an app like iNaturalist or Seek by iNaturalist which can help identify plants and animals found along your journey. Be sure to search for California Desert Bloom when you start your journey.

California poppy in Palm Springs The California Poppy is one flower you will see plenty of on your hike.

How to Chase Wildflowers Safely & Responsibly

When visiting a wildflower hotspot such as Palm Springs, it can be tempting to take some home with you as souvenirs. However, it is vital for the environment and other visitors who come later that you resist this urge! Picking wildflowers harms their root system and also diminishes their beauty for others who come after you have left.  In addition to respecting the flora that makes up these desert blooms, you will also remember that many wildflower hotspots are located on private property. Some are even in protected areas, so ensure you heed all applicable signs when exploring these places. You can also speak with park rangers or land managers so that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting the area! For even more tips on how to explore safely visit the official California travel website here.  With the right knowledge and preparation, you can have an amazing wildflower experience that won't disturb or harm these beautiful plants.  Enjoy!

Ready to start your trip to the desert bloom

There is nothing quite like witnessing springtime in the desert first-hand! From poppies to lupines and sand verbena—the colors alone will leave you breathless. They provide an unforgettable backdrop for outdoor exploration and adventure. 

Ready to pack up your RV and head to the desert? Then be sure to visit Emerald Desert RV Resort located in Palm Desert. The resort is only a few miles from several beautiful locations to see the springtime blooms. Make sure you pack your sunscreen, sun hat, and comfortable shoes as you experience the fantastic sights.

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