Wildflowers on Bell Springs Mountain

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

Doug Zimmerman Photography

Wild hyacinth

Wild hyacinth

The peak of the wildflower season occurs during late spring. Flowers cover the landscape, with the largest number of species now in bloom. As the weather warms, direct sunlight on the ground is diminishing. Dappled shade on the forest floor expands as the oak canopy fills with new leaves. Wildflowers on the open hillsides become shaded by the rapidly growing grasses.

Fremont's star lily

Zigadenus fremontii

Bluedicks, Wild hyacinth

Dichelostemma capitatum

Wood rose

Rosa gymnocarpa

Crimson Columbine

Aquilegia formosa

Purdy's iris

Iris purdyi

Broom rape

Orobanche fasciculata

Blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium bellum

Cat's ears

Calochortus tolmiei

Fairy bells

Disporum hookeri

Fiddle Neck

Amsinckia menziesii

Winecup clarkia

Clarkia purpurea

California manroot

Marah fabaceus

Pacific stonecrop

Sedum spathulifolium

Dogbane

Apocynum androsaemifolium

Mertens or Wood saxifrange

Saxifraga mertensiana

Goldfields

Lasthenia californica

Fork toothed ookow

Dichelostemma congestum

Meadow foam

Limnanthes douglasii

Fleshy lupine and Bull clover

Lupinus affinis

Sicklekeel lupin

Lupinus albicaulis

Meadow rue

Thalictrum sparsiflorum

Chinese houses

Collinsia heterophylla

False solomon's seal

Smilacina racemosa

Tower butterweed

Senecio integerrimus

Scarlet larkspur

Delphinium cardina

Pacific mountain dogwood

Cornus nuttallii

Pink Larkspur

Delphinium

Lavender Larkspur

Delphinium

Mission bells or Checker lily

Fritillaria lanceolata

Oregon pea

Lathyrus polyphyllus

California dandelion

Agoseris grandiflora

Golden Poppy with Babystars

Eschscholzia californica

Varileaf phacelia

Phacelia heterophyll

Lacepod

Thysanocarpus curvipes

California lomatium

California lomatium

Fern leaved lomatium

Lomatium dissectum

Giant-seeded lomatium

Lomatium macrocarpum

Scytheleaf onion

Allium falcifolium

Lewis' lomatium

Lewis's lomatium

Rock Cress

Arabis divaricarpa

Service Berry

Amelanchier alnifolia

Shortspur Seablush

Plectritis congesta

Bull clover

Trifolium fucatum

Sugar-scoop saxifrage

Tiarella trifoliata

Babystars & Lupin

Leptosiphon bicolor

Mock orange

Philadelphus lewissi

Oregon Grape

Mahonia aquifolium

Sheeps sorrel

Rumex acetosella

Common woolly sunflower

Eriophyllum lanatum

Woodland star

Lithophragma affine







All photographs copyrighted. © Doug Zimmerman

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