The desert is definitely blooming! We were out over the weekend and were astounded at how green and yellow the East Mojave is right now. It is simply carpeted with flowers. It was a working weekend, so I didn't have time to take many photos, but we could not drive by this beauty without stopping. This is Mojave mound cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus), also known as claret cup for obvious reasons.
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