Wildflowers in the Native Oak Woodlands, Mixed Fir Forests and Open Grasslands

on Bell Springs Mountain


Doug Zimmerman Photography

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The wildflower show begins around the vernal equinox as sunny days and cold nights alternate with rain and occasional snow. Young plants emerge from the warming soft ground in an explosion of intense green hues, creating a lush background to display the colorful early spring blooms. March/April.

Buttercup

Ranunculus occidentalis

Manzanita

Arctostaphylos manzanita

Coastal larkspur

Delphinium decorum

Fawn lily

Erythronium californicum

Shooting star

Primula hendersonii

Giant white wakerobin trillium

Trillium albidum

Hound's tongue

Cynoglossum grande

Oso berry flower

Oemleria cerasiformis

Gooseberry

Ribes roezlii

California waterleaf

Hydrophyllum occidentale

American vetch

Vicia americana

Miner's lettuce

Claytonia perfoliata

Scarlet bell

Fritillaria recurva

Milk maid

Cardamine californica

Streambank beauty

Claytonia parviflora

Canyon larkspur

Delphinium nudicaule

Baby blue eyes

Nemophila menziesii

Two-eyed violet

Viola ocellata

Spring gold

Crocidium multicaule

Slender phlox

Microsteris gracilis

Shelton's yellow violet

Viola sheltonii

Lotus

Acmispon wrangelianu

Pacific madrone

Arbutus menziesii

Shooting star

Dodecatheon hendersonii

Whitlow grass

Draba verna

Indian warrior

Pedicularis densiflora

Bay laurel

Laurus nobilis

Smooth leaf saxifrage

Saxifraga integrifolia

Spinster's blue eyed mary

Collinsia sparsiflora

California saxifrage

Micranthes californica

Hill lotus

Acmispon parviflorus

Monkey flower

Mimulus Kelloggii

Mistmaiden

Romanzoffia californica

Purple sanicle

Sanicula bipinnatifida

Fawn lily seed formation

Erythronium californicum

Woodland nemophila

Nemophila parviflor

Common vetch

Vicia sativa

Bigleaf maple

Acer macrophyllum

Coast sanicle

Sanicula laciniata

Redmaids

Calandrinia ciliata

Wallflower

Erysimum capitatum

Loco weed

Astragalus gambelianus

Popcorn flower

Plagiobothrys nothofulvus

Black oak catkins

Quercus kelloggii

California tule pea

Lathyrus jepsonii

Hound's tongue going to seed

Cynoglossum grande

Oso berry bush

Oemleria cerasiformis

Cut-leaved geranium

Geranium dissectum

Roundleaf geranium

Geranium rotundifolium

Longbeak stork's bill

Erodium botrys

Storksbill geranium

Erodium cicutarium

Clasping henvit

Lamium amplexicaule







All photographs copyrighted. © Doug Zimmerman