Wildflowers in a Native Oak Woodland and Open Grassland on Bell Springs Mountain

Photographed by Doug Zimmerman


LATE SPRING WILDFLOWERS

The number of wildflower species and the sheer abundance of blooms peak during the warming weather of late April and May. The forest floor is receiving maximum sunlight just before the oaks and other deciduous trees put out their annual leaves. Wildflowers in the open grasslands are also taking advantage of full sun exposure before the annual grasses begin growing tall.

Coastal or Blue Larkspur
Delphinium decorum

Bluedicks, Wild Hyacinth
Dichelostemma capitatum

Wood Rose
Rosa gymnocarpa

Chinese Houses
Collinsia heterophylla

California Dandelion
Agoseris grandiflora

Slender Clarkia
Clarkia gracilis

Spotted Coralroot Orchid
Corallorhiza maculata

Striped coralroot orchid
Corallorhiza striata

Fiddle Neck
Amsinckia menziesii

Coastal or Blue Larkspur
Delphinium decorum

Purdy's Iris
Iris purdyi

Redstem Storksbill Geranium
Erodium cicutarium

California Manroot or Wild Cucumber
Marah fabaceus

Lacepod
Thysanocarpus curvipes

Cat's Ears
Calochortus tolmiei

Fremont's Star Lily
Zigadenus fremontii

Fork Toothed Ookow
Dichelostemma congestum

Meadow foam
Limnanthes douglasii

Indian Warrior
Pedicularis densiflora

Mule Ears
Wyethia mollis

Meadow Rue
Thalictrum sparsiflorum

Monkey Flower
Mimulus guttatus

Mock Orange
Philadelphus lewissi

Redwood Lily buds
Lilium rubescens

Winecup Clarkia
Clarkia purpurea

Crimson or Western Columbine
Aquilegia formosa

False Solomon's Seal
Smilacina racemosa

Longbeak Storksbill Geranium
Erodium botrys

Cut-leaved Geranium
Geranium dissectum

Goldfields
Lasthenia californica

Mertens or Wood Saxifrange
Saxifraga mertensiana

Mission Bells or Checker Lily
Fritillaria lanceolata

Oregon Pea
Lathyrus polyphyllus

Shortspur Seablush
Plectritis congesta

California Golden Poppy with Babystars
Eschscholzia californica

Ocean Spray
Holodiscus discolor

Scytheleaf Onion
Allium falcifolium

Pacific Mountain Dogwood
Cornus nuttallii

Rock Cress
Arabis divaricarpa

Service Berry
Amelanchier alnifolia

Sheeps Sorrel
Rumex acetosella

Wavyleaf Soap Root
Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum occidentale

Sugar-Scoop Saxifrage
Tiarella trifoliata

Oregon Grape
Mahonia aquifolium

Scarlet Bell
fritillaria recurva

Tower Butterweed
Senecio integerrimus

Common Woolly Sunflower
Eriophyllum lanatum

Woodland Star
Lithophragma affine






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