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I just love wildflowers….their delicate blooms in all colors of the rainbow that grace our landscape in the springtime.  Well, it is not spring yet, but I can at least show you pictures of two of my favorite wildflowers.

The vibrant blooms of Scarlet Flax (Linum grandiflorum ‘Rubrum’) make this my favorite wildflower.  Each bloom only lasts for one day, but the profusion of blooms means that their colorful display lasts from spring until summer.  I took this photo at the The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.  They have a spectacular wildflower display in the spring and I am planning on going back then to take more pictures of the different types of wildflowers they grow.

You can see Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata) growing throughout the deserts of the Southwest.  Although, a perennial, you will find it included in many wildflower seed mixtures as it blooms over a long period of time and combines beautifully with other wildflowers.

I am joining Gail from Clay and Limestone for Wildflower Wednesday.   Come springtime, I will have many more pictures of wildflowers and how to care for them.