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Wildflower Season Begins Today!!

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As LAist noted a couple weeks ago, the Wildflower Hotline makes it seasonal debut today. If you don't have the time to call in (818-768-3533) the Theordore Payne Foundation also posts a weekly update on their website.

"Many southern and central California locations are already showing signs of plentiful buds and as the temperatures warm more and more locations will reveal their hidden treasures," says the Foundation in today's update. Last year, amid the third straight drought year, was a bit of a bummer for wildflowers so let's hope that the rains this year bring an amazing season.

Wildflower growth tends to begin in the southern part of the state first, working their way northward and to higher elevations as the seasons continues. Immediate to the L.A. area, wildflowers have been spotted in Eaton Canyon, Franklin Canyon, UCLA, Solstice Canyon, Charmlee Wilderness Park, Porter Ranch and the Angeles National Forest.