The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve was established to protect outstanding displays of native wildflowers, particularly the California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica, the state flower. The 1800 acre State Reserve, nestled in the Antelope Buttes 15 miles west of Lancaster, California, is located on California’s most consistent poppy-bearing land. Other wildflowers including owl’s clover, lupine, goldfields, cream cups, and coreopsis, share the desert grassland to produce a mosaic of color and fragrance each spring. As nature is of course unpredictable, the intensity and duration of the wildflower bloom varies yearly. Seven miles of trails, including a paved section for wheelchair access, wind gently through the wildflower fields.
Poppy Reserve March 21, 2022: