Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 21, 2019

Antelope Valley 2/20/19

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve reports

To answer questions about why we don’t anticipate a #Superbloom: looking at the number of poppy plants growing around the #PoppyReserve, they are all over, but not in the density that we’ve had some other years. So it will be great, but not as “super” as, say, 2008.
We’ve now had 11 inches of rain, but the timing of the storms, the amount of precipitation in each storm, and other factors also affect germination rates.
So… why aren’t we getting a superbloom? Only the poppies themselves know all of the natural factors and the perfect combination that leads to a superbloom!


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