Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve just published the following wildflower bloom report:
Wildflower Bloom Status: 2/23/12
It’s been a dry winter so far, and very few poppy plants have germinated. The recent rains might surprise us with more plants but it’s still to early to tell at this point. The hills are currently tinged green with the beginnings of grasses, and a handfull of fiddleneck, slender-keeled fruit, silver puffs, goldfields, filaree, and grape soda are starting to bloom here and there. See Current Photos. Not a lot else going on at the moment. Check in weekly for bloom updates, and hopefully better predictions.