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Carrizo Plain National Monument (BLM)
KEYWORDS:   South Carrizo Plain Wildflowers Soda Lake Road California Goldfields
ABOUT 
Southern part of Carrizo Plain National Monument in the Soda Lake Road area often has great wildflower viewing in the spring. Varies by year but in 2015 had huge fields of blooming Goldfields, Fiddlenecks, and Phacelia.

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT 
  • Recommend contacting park before visiting to determine wildflower bloom status before driving all the way out there.
  • MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACTS 
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: Carrizo Plain Wildflower Status Info
    Mid March to mid April is the usual time frame for wildflower season on Carrizo, but it is dependent on many factors, including temperature, rainfall and the timing of the two that determine which flowers bloom and their distribution in any given season. Every year is not spectacular and only a few flowers may prevail in some years.
    CNPS CHAPTER AREA: :   San Luis Obispo

    AREA OF THE POLYGON::   1,712 acres
    DENSITY::   0.004 native species per acre
    Thanks to  Chris Leslie  for contributing this great place.