Ajo Lily

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
A rare find in the desert, this Ajo Lily was the highlight of my day today.  Searching for wildflowers, I found a huge patch of these in Borrego Springs, about an hour's drive south of La Quinta.  You would have thought I just walked into a candy shop and was told everything was free.  I couldn't take enough pictures.  Ajo comes from the Spanish word for garlic.  I'm not sure why, as this beautiful flower does not smell anything like garlic or look like it. 

"Ajo Lily"    © Kathy Dunham 2010