The Latest from the Wildflower Hotline: Flowers Spotted in Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is even sporting some natives, just check out the Cornfields area, near the Los Angeles River. This park features a great display of Lupinus sp. (lupines), Layia platyglossa (tidy tips), a bit of Eschscholzia californica (California poppy), and more. This park is just next to the Chinatown station on the Gold Line train, and you can walk to and around the flowers between 8am and sunset. In the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, east of the 101 FWY, off Potrero Rd., head to Rancho Sierra Vista, and look for Dodecatheon clevelandii (shooting star), Castilleja affinis (Indian paintbrush), and Viola pedunculata (Johnny jump-up).
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