Wildflowers on the Monument
The Hanford Reach National Monument, like many deserts, is remarkably colorful in the spring and early summer. The rains and snows of winter and spring bring hundreds of species of flowering plants to life, painting the desert with whites, yellows, purples, blues and even some reds. Big and showy are the lupine and balsamroot, but a closer examination of the landscape shows the subtle colors of Piper's daisy and a wide variety of lomatiums.
NEW PHOTO GALLERIES! We've got most of the wildflowers you can find on the Monument in Photo Galleries on the main Monument web site. Just FOLLOW THIS LINK to get there.
Due to a decision in Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2015 U.S. Dist. Ct., Eastern Dist. of Wash.) spring wildflower tours on the Hanford Reach National Monument are cancelled.