R0012776 The world-famous Wildflower Hotline has updated once again for the first weekend of Spring, and while the desert areas are still popping with color, it looks like the L.A. area is going to see some very nice color soon.

If you’re in the mood for desert wildflowers, the Carrizo Plain National Monument and the lower elevations of the Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park are worth a visit this weekend.

Locally, the Theodore Payne Foundation reports their HQ in Sun Valley has good color, as do the lower Big Tujunga and Little Tujunga Canyons in the Angeles National Forest, Vasquez Rocks outside of Santa Clarita, and Pasadena’s Eaton Canyon.

Coastal Wildflower-stalkers will be most rewarded with a stroll through Malibu’s Charmlee Wilderness Park, with some pleasant views along the highway near Point Mugu Beach as a bonus if you’re coming in from the north.

For the full wildflower report, along with more detailed descriptions about what plants are blooming, check out the Hotline’s web site or call 818-768-3533.

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