Although there are no plants in this photograph, Death Valley National Park contains over one thousand species including twenty-three endemics. This represents over half of the plant species native to the Mojave Desert in an area less than a quarter of the full extent of the Mojave. I don’t mean to minimize the size of Death Valley NP, though – it is, after all, twice the size of the State of Delaware.
The US National Park Service’s site for Death Valley National Park has areas dedicated to the wildflowers and succulents of the park. If you intend to visit Death Valley to see the wildflowers, the park web site is very useful in planning your trip.
Photography / art resource link: For inspiration, the photo gallery of Peter Bussell: Edelweiss Studio. Peter sent me a short note informing me about his work and his site: “my passion is plant and insect macro photography – I shoot all my material in Wakefield, Quebec, so flowers and insects of the Gatineau Region with some artistic elements, too”. I’ve added Wakefield to the list of places I’d like to visit some day. Thanks, Peter!