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The Latest from the Wildflower Hotline: Head to Vasquez Rocks, Wildfire Areas & Eaton Canyon

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The Theodore Payne Foundation's weekly Wildflower Hotline, released every Friday, tells us that the Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley is not ready yet, but there are still places locally to catch them, including an LAist favorite, Vasquez Rocks. Here's what's in store locally:

A scramble among the rocks and a stroll along the trails, at the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area will delight you with sightings of Nemophila menziesii (baby blue-eyes), Lupinus spp. (lupines), Dichelostemma capitatum (blue dicks), Lasthenia californica (goldfields), and Amsinckia sp. (fiddleneck), to name a few. The gorgeous 22-arces grounds and wildflower hill of the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley are bursting with Ceanothus spp., Phacelia campanularia (desert bluebells), Ribes viburnifolium (Catalina currant), Trichostema lanatum (woolly blue curls), Verbena lilacina (lilac verbena), and the Cercis occidentalis (Western redbud) tree in front of the bookstore is in full bloom.