Wildflowers on Bell Springs Mountain

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

Doug Zimmerman Photography

Pipsissewa

Pipsissewa

During the longest days of the year around the summer solstice, a new wave of wildflowers appear in a landscape covered by pollinating grasses. There may be 7 wild orchid species blooming during this period. The wildflowers are now more dispersed, and frequently grow tall to compete with the mature grass. Most of the spring bloomers are now forming seeds.

Nose Skullcap

Scutellaria antirrhinoides

Stream orchid

Epipactis gigantea

Elegant Brodiaea

Brodiaea elegans

Spotted Coralroot Orchid

Corallorhiza maculata

Elegant rein orchid

Piperia elegans

Honeysuckle

Lonicera hispidula

Whiteflower rein orchid

Piperia candida

Striped coralroot orchid

Corallorhiza striata

Tomcat clover

clover Trifolium

Indian paintbrush

Castilleja foliolosa

Bolander's Onion

Allium bolanderi

Snowberry

Symphoricarpos mollis

Cobwebby thistle

Cirsium occidenta

California skullcap

Scutellaria californica

Hartweg's Mallow

Sidalcea hartwegii

Woollystar

Eriastrum abramsii

Diamond Clarkia

Clarkia rhomboidea

Lovely clarkia

Clarkia concinna

Mountain Balm

Ceanothus velutinus

Fringed Checkerbloom Mallow

Sidalcea diploscypha

Raspberry

Rubus leucodermis

Indian Pink

Silene californica

Slender clarkia

Clarkia gracilis

Bluehead gilia

Gilia capitata

Mule ears

Wyethia mollis

Long-tailed ginger

Asarum caudatum

Pipsissewa

Chimaphila umbellata

Coyote mint

Monardella villosa

Monkey Flower

Mimulus guttatus

Littleleaf Showy Rock Montia

Montia parvifolia

Morning Glory

Convolvulus arvensis

Narrow-leaf Sedum

Sedum stenopetalum

Italian thistle

Carduus pycnocephalus

Small-flowering Saxifrage

Heuchera micrantha

Snowy Thistle

Cirsium occidentale

Woodland or Forest Madia

Madia madioides

Stickywilly

Galium aparine

California rayless daisy

Erigeron inornatus

White hyacinth

hyacinth Triteleia

California bedstraw

Galium californicum

Poison oak

Toxicodendron diversilobum







All photographs copyrighted. ©Doug Zimmerman

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