Wildflowers on Bell Springs Mountain
Mendocino County, California

LATE SPRING BLOOMS
Doug Zimmerman Photography

The peak of the wildflower season occurs during the warming weather of late spring. Flowers cover the landscape, with the largest number of species now in bloom. The forest floor is receiving maximum sunlight just before the oaks 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 Larkspur
Delphinium decorum

Bluedicks, Wild Hyacinth
Dichelostemma capitatum

Wood Rose
Rosa gymnocarpa

Chinese Houses
Collinsia heterophylla

Tower Butterweed
Senecio integerrimus

Slender Clarkia
Clarkia gracilis

Spotted Coralroot Orchid
Corallorhiza maculata

Striped coralroot orchid
Corallorhiza striata

Fiddle Neck
Amsinckia menziesii

Coastal Larkspur
Delphinium decorum

Dogbane
Apocynum androsaemifolium

Wild ginger
Asarum caudatum

Varileaf phacelia
Phacelia heterophyll

Scarlet Bell
fritillaria recurva

Purdy's Iris
Iris purdyi

California Manroot or Wild Cucumber
Marah fabaceus

Redstem Storksbill Geranium
Erodium cicutarium

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

Sierra mountain gooseberry
Ribes roezlii

Winecup Clarkia
Clarkia purpurea

Crimson Columbine
Aquilegia formosa

False Solomon's Seal
Smilacina racemosa

Big heron bill 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

Bull clover
Trifolium fucatum

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

Sugar-Scoop Saxifrage
Tiarella trifoliata

Babystars & Lupin
Leptosiphon bicolor

Oregon Grape
Mahonia aquifolium

Common vetch
Vicia sativa

California Dandelion
Agoseris grandiflora

Common Woolly Sunflower
Eriophyllum lanatum

Woodland Star
Lithophragma affine







All photographs copyrighted. © Doug Zimmerman