Wildflower Hunting

On Sunday, my mother, my roommate, and I drove to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve hoping to see fields of blooming California poppies. There were actually very few poppies in the park. There were mostly a lot of fiddlenecks. But outside the park, at the corner of Munz Ranch Road and Elizabeth Lake Road, there was a hillside carpeted with orange and purple flowers. We parked on the side of the road and joined many other wildflower seekers in wandering among the poppies.

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The Joshua tree blooming outside the Antelope Valley visitor center

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California poppies and fiddlenecks at Antelope Valley

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One good-looking Antelope Valley poppy!

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A pygmy-leaved lupine on the flowering hillside

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Lacy phacelia

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So many more flowers here!

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Not sure what this is

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A nice poppy plant

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Poppies and fiddlenecks

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