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No Carpets of Orange, but Poppies Peak at State Reserve

Clusters of California poppies, the state flower, seen on April 25th | Photo Courtesy of California State Parks
Clusters of California poppies, the state flower, seen on April 25th | Photo Courtesy of California State Parks

Today park rangers announced that the state flower has peaked at California's most poppy-ulated area, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. But don't get too excited yet, they warned:

They do note that the owl's clover displays have been better than most year.

Beyond the reserve, there are still plenty of great spots in the desert for wildflower viewing; however, since wildflowers are hard to predict, make sure to keep up with the Theodore Payne Foundation's weekly wildflower hotline for the most accurate updates.

Previously: Poppy Reserve Officials Say it's "a Disappointing Season so Far"

Owl's Clover found along North Poppy Loop Trail | Photo Courtesy of California State Parks
Owl's Clover found along North Poppy Loop Trail | Photo Courtesy of California State Parks