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

on Bell Springs Mountain


Doug Zimmerman Photography

Late Spring Blooms

Late Spring Blooms

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 and buttercup
Iris purdyi

Broom rape
Orobanche fasciculata

Bluedicks, Wild hyacinth
Dichelostemma capitatum

Bull clover
Trifolium fucatum

Tower butterweed
Senecio integerrimus

Coastal larkspur
Delphinium decorum

Slender clarkia
Clarkia gracilis

Cat's ears
Calochortus tolmiei

Fairy bells
Disporum hookeri

Fiddle Neck
Amsinckia menziesii

Dogbane
Apocynum androsaemifolium

Varileaf phacelia
Phacelia heterophyll

Spotted coralroot orchid
Corallorhiza maculata

Wavyleaf soap root leaf
Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Scarlet bell seedpods
Fritillaria recurva

California manroot
Marah fabaceus

Pacific stonecrop
Sedum spathulifolium

Lacepod
Thysanocarpus curvipes

Scarlet larkspur
Delphinium cardinal

Pacific mountain dogwood
Cornus nuttallii

Fork toothed ookow
Dichelostemma congestum

Meadow foam
Limnanthes douglasii

Lupine and Bull clover
Lupinus affinis

Popcorn flower
Plagiobothrys nothofulvus

Meadow rue
Thalictrum sparsiflorum

Purple Milkweed
Asclepias cordifolia

Oregon grape
Mahonia aquifolium

Mock orange
Philadelphus lewissi

Winecup clarkia
Clarkia purpurea

False solomon's seal
Smilacina racemosa

Chinese houses
Collinsia heterophylla

Forest madia bud
Madia madioides

Mertens or Wood saxifrange
Saxifraga mertensiana

Goldfields
Lasthenia californica

Indian paintbrush
Castilleja foliolosa

Mission bells or Checker lily
Fritillaria lanceolata

Oregon pea
Lathyrus polyphyllus

Sheeps sorrel
Rumex acetosella

Golden Poppy with Babystars
Eschscholzia californica

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

Scarlet larkspur
Delphinium cardinal

Sugar-scoop saxifrage
Tiarella trifoliata

Babystars & Lupin
Leptosiphon bicolor

Oregon grape
Mahonia aquifolium

Shooting star seed formation
Vicia sativa

California dandelion
Agoseris grandiflora

Common woolly sunflower
Eriophyllum lanatum

Woodland star
Lithophragma affine

California lomatium
California lomatium

Blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium bellum

Fern leaved lomatium
Lomatium dissectum

Purdy's iris
Iris purdyi







All photographs copyrighted. © Doug Zimmerman