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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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Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

These cactus blooms at Saguaro Park East are just a sample of the desert's visual feast.

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Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

The wildflowers of spring have long since withered away - but this month's monsoon rains have helped nurture a colorful crop of summer desert blooms.

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Colorful mountain wildflowers in bloom

Colorful mountain wildflowers in bloom

A paintbrush mountain wildflower could be seen on the Green Mountain Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains on May 26. The high country should remain colorful into September.

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Colorful mountain wildflowers in bloom

Colorful mountain wildflowers in bloom

Columbine wildflowers adorn the Green Mountain Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.

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Colorful mountain wildflowers in bloom

Colorful mountain wildflowers in bloom

Bracken ferns along the Green Mountain Trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

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Colorful mountain wildflowers in bloom

Colorful mountain wildflowers in bloom

Here's one big benefit of living in a city with deserts out the front door and 9,000-foot mountains nearby: a wildflower season that goes on for about seven months.

June 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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