Sonoran Desert: Home to Amazing Desert Plants

Macro Image of Brittlebush Flower

The Brilliant Yellow Petals of Encelia Farinosa Flower

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Latitude: 33.8207, Longtitude: -111.9545

When one thinks of a desert, the things that come to mind are the sand, heat, and an expansive landscape speckled with cacti. The Sonoran Desert offers a wonderful contrast with its vast assortment of desert flora. One of the hottest and prominent deserts in North America, it is spread over parts of Arizona and California in the US, and Sonora in Mexico. Home to a wide variety of vibrant desert plants, the desert scene here is the most loved subject for many photographs and paintings.

Ocotillo succulent plant in bloom
Blooming Ocotillo Cactus in the Desert
Brittle Bush in full bloom
Encelia Farinosa- Adding Life to the Desert Landscape

The desert receives a significant amount of rainfall, which creates a cool and damp atmosphere. In the absence of the rain, it’s really dry and hot. The various seasons have their impact on the desert land. The spring is marked as a blooming season when the various desert plants come to life. Some of the remarkable desert plants found here includes Brittle Bush Flower, Saguaro Trunk Flower, and Ocotillo red flowers, to mention a few.

These plants adapt to the rugged climatic conditions of the desert. They survive and thrive adding their distinctive character to the rugged terrain. The plants seek out coolness and their roots collect water from the rainfall. Many people come here to see and witness the scenic landscapes and color brought forth by the Sonoran Desert plants. The irregular dunes scattered with wild cactus are quite memorable. The beauty of the desert enhanced by these blooming plants and wild flowers bring tourists from all over the world.

Saguaro Dark Silhouette at Sunset
A Towering Carnegiea Gigantean
The Outlines of the Giant Saguaro, Sonoran Desert
The Outlines of the Giant Saguaro, Sonoran Desert
Creosote bush blooming
Picture of Larrea Tridentate Blooms in the Desert
Creosote bush isolated on blue sky
The White, Yellow, and Green of the Creosote Shrubs
The Fiery Red Ocotillo Blossoms
The Fiery Red Blossoms and the Green Ocotillo Stems
Rugged Sonoran Desert Landscape
Greenery Thriving in the Rugged Sonoran Desert Landscape

Desert Plants photo gallery

Sonoran desert native plants
Amazing Shapes of the Carnegiea Gigantea
White Flowers of Saguaro
Beautiful White Flower Clusters Blooming on the Cacti
Bird feeding on bugs near Saguaro flowers
A Bird Perched on the Saguaro Blossoms
Sharp spines of flowering cactus
A Single White Flower Blooming Amid the Thorns
Saguaro Forest Reserve near Scottsdale
Black Mountain Cave Creek Speckled with Wild Cacti
Macro picture of white cactus bloom
Spring Season: Flowers Blossoming in the Sonoran Desert
Beavertail Cactus Flower Golden Yellow
The Golden Yellow Beavertail Cactus Flower in the Sonoran Desert
A Full Moon above a Rich Patch of Saguaro Cacti
A Full Moon above a Rich Patch of Saguaro Cacti
Moon rising above saguaro forest
Extensive View of Black Mountain Summit Park
Mountainous Terrain Flourishing with Wild Cacti
Mountainous Terrain Flourishing with Wild Cacti
Black Mountain Saguaro Forest
Cacti Spotted Terrain of the Black Mountain in Saguaro Forest

   19.07.2017 by FPImages

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