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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 8, 2013

Antelope Valley Wildflower Update 3/8/13

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve SNR has a new wildflower report:

It’s been a very dry winter again this year, but after the recent late rains, many poppy plants germinated. At this point they are only the size of quarters or a little bigger and the reserve is taking on a slight greenish shade (see Current Photos).  HOWEVER- their shallow young roots are vulnerable to freezes and heat waves. It looks like we will have a late season, so late April, early May MIGHT be our peak- we won’t know until it’s happening but that’s what happened last year after a similar winter.

We do have our first bloom of the year- the Grape Soda Lupine is starting to bloom!

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