Plants in the Wild

Not Too Late for the Poppy Reserve

Just a quick note, a gorgeous pix, and a big thanks to TP member Hugh3of5.

If you're anywhere in the southern CA area and you've never been to Antelope Valley, the time is NOW. Admittedly, I've just read that the poppies have peaked, but there's still plenty to see.

Antelope Valley poppies

Kent writes: These were all taken just outside the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in the high desert in the northern edge of Los Angeles County. Make a note for next year, as this shot was taken two weeks ago. photo credit: Kent Roberts hide caption

itoggle caption photo credit: Kent Roberts

Another no-brainer for you So CAL flower power types...here's a number for your cell phone: (818) 768-3533. It's the Wildflower Hotline sponsored by the Theodore Payne Foundation. Let me know if you get somewhere gorgeous and whether I should knock myself out to go, too. I could make it next wkend if you say it's a must.

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This is a good poppy season. I was admiring the poppy-dotted mountainsides up and down Interstate 5 between LA and Bakersfield this weekend. We truly have a Golden State.

Sent by Lauren Uroff | 3:18 PM | 5-5-2008

Ketzel, get yourself to the high desert (Flagstaff) or low desert (Phoenix) for the palo verdes, palo breas, sahuaros and ocotillos in full bloom! See Bear Bonnell's photostream.

Sent by DWM | 1:27 AM | 5-6-2008