Flowers are peaking at the only California site dedicated to the state flower. Saddleback Butte and Red Rock Canyon state parks, north of L.A., also are popping with wildflowers.
From the Flower Fields of Carlsbad, Calif., to the Skagit Valley of Washington, true flora-philes can find their hearts' desires.
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