Hungry Valley Wildflower Report March 28, 2015
Come out and play! And while you are here, enjoy the wildflowers! But, beware; warm weather has brought out the rattlesnakes, too! Please watch where you are walking when viewing the flowers.
Because it has been so warm, the yellow is fading as the fiddlenecks and goldenbush push past their prime; but it is still part of the color palette at Hungry Valley SVRA with the bladder-pods and wild parsley in full bloom. The lupine and the purple sage add a vibrant splash of color to the park. The Indian paintbrush and the scarlet bugler add patches of red to the landscape. Our State Flower, the California Poppy, is showing up as bright orange patches on the hillsides. The grass is already turning brown, so, unless there is some rain soon, it may be a short season for wildflowers. Plan your visit now! [4/6/15]
Wildflowers at Hungry Valley
The wildflowers of Tejon Pass are world renown for their color and abundance. In spring, California Poppies, Goldfields, Lupine, Tidy Tips and other flowers turn the grassy hillsides brilliant shades of orange, yellow and purple. During wildflower season, Hungry Valley SVRA has a self-guided tour route that begins at the Visitor Center and is marked by distinctive blue and white flower signs. (Download the PDF version of the wildflower tour map
The park annually publishes an informative guide to the native wildflowers of the Tejon Pass. This year, the park is offering self-guided tours. The wildflower brochure, along with a map and directions, are available at the entrance kiosk.
For an update on the most current flower conditions, wildflower enthusiasts are encouraged to call the numbers listed below, the district office at (661) 248-7007 or to check this webpage before visiting the park. Admission to the park is $5.