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!