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wildflower links and resources
This page has some helpful links to wildflower foundations or activities. Also links to other sites of interest.

California Poppy Reserve
The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is established to protect and perpetuate outstanding displays of native wildflowers, particularly the California Poppy, Eschscholzia Californica.

Theodore Payne Foundation
Non-profit foundation for wildflowers promoting the cultivation and education of native California plants. They also have a great native plant nursery with an extensive seed bank.

Save Tejon Ranch
In the heart of natural California is a crossroads where valleys, mountains and deserts meet. Here lies Tejon Ranch, California’s quintessential natural landscape.

California Native Plant Society
(CNPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.

LBJ Wildflower Foundation
The purpose of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to educate people about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants and wildflowers.

A non-profit foundation dedicated to preserve, restore and protect our nation’s WildPlaces through volunteer-driven habitat restoration, environmental education, and political advocacy.

Nature Alley
A wonderful website with lots of information from geology to genus variation, thorough coverage of Kern county. Nice photo collection of wildflower closeups.

California Cactus Center
Go see Molly, Sue or Arree. These sisters have one of the most amazing and thorough collections of cacti and succulents in Southern California. Sizes range from 2 inches to 20 feet tall.






links and resources