Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 20, 2018

Antelope Valley Wildflowers 2/18/18

Poppy Reserve/ Mojave Desert Interpretive Association field report for 2/18/18

There are plants of filaree, fiddleneck, blue dick, cheat grass and some bunch grasses are getting new blades. Also spot-ted four o’clocks starting to get new leaves along with lupine. Found some common parsley and it was the only plant that had flowers. There are poppies but not like last year. I checked the weather and by February 19, 2017 the reserve had received 10.10 –inches of rain. As of February 13, 2018 only 1.87 –inches. The photo on the left shows a poppy plant photographed on February 20, 2017. It was 5-inches across and the first poppy bud was emerging from the center of the rosette.

See photos and more information at  poppies, Poppy Reserve/ Mojave Desert Interpretive Association Field Observations


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