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Tucson cacti are jumping on the bloom bandwagon

Tucson cacti are jumping on the bloom bandwagon

Cacti — from chollas and hedgehogs to even some saguaros — are blooming now.

April 02, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Wildflowers on blooming binge at Picacho Peak

Wildflowers on blooming binge at Picacho Peak

Flora of many hues are putting on a show at Picacho Peak.

March 13, 2015 7:02 pm Photos

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Help count flowers at Saguaro National Park

Help count flowers at Saguaro National Park

The Wildflower Mini BioBlitz begins at 8 a.m. on March 7.

February 27, 2015 1:15 pm Video Photos

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Poppies are blooming now at Saguaro National Park

Poppies are blooming now at Saguaro National Park

It's still winter, but wildflowers are acting like it's spring.

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Poppy surprise! Some are already blooming

Poppy surprise! Some are already blooming

Wildflower experts: Recipe is right for a good wildflower season.

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Hike leads to splendors of the Sonoran Desert

Hike leads to splendors of the Sonoran Desert

A loop hike in Sabino Canyon could dazzle your holiday visitors.

December 25, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Recent rains won't necessarily nurture lots of wildflowers

Recent rains won't necessarily nurture lots of wildflowers

Last week's rains might have come too late to trigger grand blooms.

December 07, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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Monsoon-nurtured grasses could fuel winter wildfires

Monsoon-nurtured grasses could fuel winter wildfires

Lush growth in the mountains has raised the risk of wildfires.

November 25, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Summer wildflowers still blooming in Catalinas in November

Summer wildflowers still blooming in Catalinas in November

It's barely a month until winter, but summer wildflowers are still blooming.

November 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Deserts flushed with green thanks to rains

Deserts flushed with green thanks to rains

Desert hillsides are green and dotted with a few wildflowers following rains.

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Madera Canyon haven of blooms, birds

Madera Canyon haven of blooms, birds

Madera Canyon looks almost like a wild botanical garden in late summer.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Heights of Catalinas looking like a rain forest

Abundant monsoon moisture has left the mountains looking lush and green.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Monsoon rains give mountain flowers a boost

Monsoon rains give mountain flowers a boost

Wildflowers are in brilliant bloom in the mountains — bolstered by the monsoon.

July 10, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Mountain wildflowers are blooming already in Catalina Mountains

Mountain wildflowers are blooming already in Catalina Mountains

Mountain wildflowers are usually associated with the days of summer high in the Catalina Mountains, but some are bursting into bloom now at  8,000 feet in the range north of Tucson.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Brittlebush in brilliant bloom around Tucson

Brittlebush in brilliant bloom around Tucson

Brittlebush wildflowers are on a blooming binge across the Tucson area — bolstered by drenching rains at the beginning of March.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Winter wildflower bloom expands

Winter wildflower bloom expands

The winter wildflower wahoo around Tucson continues — with more and more blooms bursting forth earlier than usual in deserts and canyons near the city.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wildflowers in Tucson could flourish

Wildflowers in Tucson could flourish

Wildflowers in the desert around Tucson could still come through with a “pretty good” spring bloom, even though the city has received a paltry 0.01 inch of rain so far this year, flower experts say.

February 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Early rains, warmth spur wildflowers to bloom

Early rains, warmth spur wildflowers to bloom

Here’s something that’s uncommon even for balmy Tucson: wildflowers in bloom smack in the middle of winter.

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Recent rains could benefit spring bloom

Recent rains could benefit spring bloom

Deep-soaking rains across Southern Arizona over the weekend were a “triggering” event for a possibly bountiful wildflower bloom next spring.

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Madera Canyon in late-summer bloom

Madera Canyon in late-summer bloom

Nurturing monsoon rains and a moderate, mile-high climate have brought late-summer wildflowers and lush greenery to the Madera Canyon area south of Tucson.

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