The 2023 Theodore Payne Foundation Wild Flower Hotline

Starting March 3, 2023, hear weekly recorded wildflower reports, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Spano, the Voice of the Wild Flower Hotline, at 818 768-1802 ext 7. New reports are released every Friday, March through May! 

The acclaimed Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline, founded in 1983, offers free weekly online and recorded updates — posted each Friday from March through May — on the best locations for viewing spring wildflowers in Southern and Central California. All locations are on easily accessible public lands and range from urban to wild, distant to right here in Los Angeles. We balance the spectacle of annual flower displays with perennial plants and their spring color.

The Hotline is meant to help people enjoy the unique and beautiful nature of Southern California. While super blooms are a beautiful and awe-inspiring natural phenomenon, they are also delicate and are easily damaged by human activity, so it is important to enjoy them responsibly and minimize the impact on fragile ecosystems. Please…

  • Stay on designated trails
  • Share the trails; be respectful of others
  • Visit on weekdays and/or off-peak hours, if possible
  • Do not collect or trample wildflowers
  • Remember your experience(s) through photos

Wild Flower Hotline

Listen to the current Wild Flower Hotline Report:


Wild Flower Hotline Reports in PDF:

March 24, 2023

March 17, 2023

March 10, 2023

March 03, 2023