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Joshua Tree National Park is teeming with blossoms

April 11, 2013 9:37 PM
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Joshua Tree National Park is teeming with blossoms

“It’s one of the most prolific blooms we’ve seen in recent years,” interpretive park ranger Bret Greenheck said. “The bloom peaked a week ago at lower elevations, but trees on higher groundare still producing flowers.”

“Some biologists think Joshua Trees bloom like this in response to stressful conditions such as drought,” Greenheck said. “We haven’t reached average precipitation rates for this area in several years.”

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