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Southern California's urban wildflowers

Hide all /  Show info for all Click on the images for more info L.A. River: A California poppy growing along a bike path. Hide Dockweiler Beach: Ice plants growing in the sand. In California, these succulents have been naturalized. Hide Chinatown: A sunflower near North Broadway and Savoy Street. Hide Downtown L.A.: California poppies growing in an empty lot. Hide Ballona Creek: The nonnative wild radish. Hide Griffith Park: A tidy-tip off of Griffith Park Drive on the Atwater side of Griffith Park. Hide L.A. Historic Park: Lupines and sunflowers. In the background, downtown Los Angeles. Hide Silver Lake: A mix of native and non-native plants along the reservoir on Silver Lake Boulevard. Hide Each spring thousands of Angelenos leave the city in search of the wildflower displays of Anza Borrego, Death Valley and the Antelope Valley. But wildflowers permeate our urban landscape as well -- popping up along freeways and in abandoned lots and sidewalk cracks -- providing car commuters and pavement pushers a colorful reminder of spring. Read more | Upload your photos | Photography tips
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