Area wildflowers proving to be late bloomers

LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SIDE— Pink wildfowers decorate the China Flat Trail as it ascends from Oak Park up to Simi Peak. JOHN LOESING/Acorn Newspapers

Less than average rainfall and late-season rainstorms might mean this year’s wildflowers will be showing their colorful wares later than normal, ecologists at Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area say.

Normally at this point in the season the wildflowers would be in full bloom, but so far park rangers report only seeing a few prickly phl...

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