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

on Bell Springs Mountain


Doug Zimmerman Photography

Solstice Blooms

Solstice Blooms

The long days around the summer solstice are marked by browning grasslands and shaded forests. Most of the spring bloomers are now forming seeds. Another wave of more dispersed wildflowers are beginning to appear as the ground dries and small creeks begin to disappear.

Skullcap
Scutellaria antirrhinoides

White Brodiaea or White Hyacinth
Triteleia hyacinthina

Lovely Clarkia or Red Ribbons
Clarkia concinna

Diamond or Tongue Clarkia
Clarkia rhomboidea

Honeysuckle
Lonicera hispidula

Narrow-leaf Stonecrop
Sedum stenopetalum

Fringed checkerbloom
Sidalcea diploscypha

Striped coralroot
Corallorhiza striata

Lance leaf Sedum
Sedum lanceolatum

Snowberry
Symphoricarpos mollis

Blow Wives
Achyrachaena mollis

Tomcat Clover
Trifolium willdenovii

Monkey Flower
Mimulus guttatus

Hartweg's Mallow
Sidalcea hartwegii

Woodland or Forest Madia
Madia madioides

Woollystar
Eriastrum abramsii

Firecracker buds
Dichelostemma ida-maia

Elegant Brodiaea
Brodiaea elegans

Raspberry
Rubus leucodermis

Fringed Checkerbloom Mallow
Sidalcea diploscypha

Morning Glory
Convolvulus arvensis

Indian Pink
Silene californica

Blow wives
Achyrachaena mollis

Bluehead gilia
Gilia capitata

Mule ears
Wyethia mollis

Long-tailed ginger
Asarum caudatum

Pipsissewa
Chimaphila umbellata

Coyote mint
Monardella villosa

Monkey flower seed
Mimulus guttatus

Littleleaf Showy Rock Montia
Montia parvifolia

Small-flowering Saxifrage
Heuchera micrantha

Indian Pink
Silene californica

Stickywilly
Galium aparine

Snowy Thistle
Cirsium occidentale

Bolander's Onion
Allium bolanderi

Mountain Balm or Snowbrush
Ceanothus velutinus

Cobwebby Thistle
Cirsium occidenta

Honeysuckle
Lonicera hispidula

Elegant brodiaea
Brodiaea elegans

Lovely clarkia
Clarkia concinna







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