Get Wild for Flowers | Visit Mesa

Posted By Visit Mesa Team
June 14, 2023

Get Wild for Flowers!

Every spring, the warm sunshine and April showers bring gorgeous flowers that paint the desert full of bright colors! Read more below to learn about Mesa's wildflowers.

There is something especially magical about desert wildflowers. Full pastures of these beautiful flowers continue to blossom every Spring in places you would never imagine. Even in the desert, wildflowers continue to bloom throughout the Mesa desert landscape from the beginning of spring into late May. The desert becomes filled with hues of red, purple, orange and blue – all accompanied by Arizona’s lushes of green, indigenous desert flora. The most common wildflowers can be found at various elevations in our surrounding desert. These flowers include Brittlebush, Cactus Blossoms, Chicory, Chuparosa, Fairy Duster, Desert Marigold, Desert Mallow, Lupine, and Mexican Gold Poppy.

Find these gorgeous spreads of wildflowers throughout the valley, most often found at the locations listed below!

Maricopa County Parks

Usery Mountain Regional Park

Join the rangers at Usery Mountain Regional Park for guided hikes to learn about the blooming wildflowers throughout the spring. These nature walks are great for getting outdoors and truly, stopping to smell the roses!

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

Flourishing in flowers, San Tan Mountain Regional Park has a host of monthly calendar events which include guided walks through the desert to help identify specific wildflowers in the spring.

Other Arizona State/National Parks

Lost Dutchman State Park

Located at the base of the Superstition Mountains, its proximity to the city is alluring and convenient to Spring wildflower admirers. Typically covered in wildflowers during the spring time, Lost Dutchman State Park is normally a reliable home to gorgeously colorful flowers.

Tonto National Forest

Ranging over roughly three million acres, the forest landscape varies from pine-forest to saguaro cactus. In those cacti covered regions, you can see the wildflower habitat in full bloom. (Recommended: Crosscut- Treasure Loop, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Siphon draw Trail 53)

State Parks Wildflower Reports in real time - Click HERE

*As a reminder, picking wildflowers is illegal and can

have harmful effects on the desert eco-system.*

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