Mariposa Lily - Illustration by Helen KrayenhoffT hanks to a wetter than normal winter, this spring promises to be one of the best for California wildflowers in many parts of the state. For information on desert regions in the southern part of the state on what’s blooming where, check out the Theodore Payne Foundation for California wildflowers and Native Plants at At press time their website had not been updated, but I have been assured that they will offer a hotline on southern California wildflowers: 818-768-1802. Get out and enjoy!