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

on Bell Springs Mountain


Doug Zimmerman Photography

Late spring moves into summer as the Solstice approaches. During these longest days of the year a new wave of wildflowers share the landscape with flowering grasses. The wildflowers are now more dispersed and frequently grow tall to compete with the grass. Most of the early bloomers are now forming seeds.

Nose Skullcap

Scutellaria antirrhinoides

Stream orchid & Pacific Tree Frog

Epipactis gigantea

Redwood Lily

Lilium rubescens

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

Stream orchid

Epipactis gigantea

Elegant Brodiaea

Brodiaea elegans

Monkey Flower

Mimulus guttatus

California skullcap

Scutellaria californica

Hartweg's Mallow

Sidalcea hartwegii

Woollystar

Eriastrum abramsii

Poison oak

Toxicodendron diversilobum

Purple milkweed

Asclepias cordifolia

Raspberry

Rubus leucodermis

Fringed Checkerbloom Mallow

Sidalcea diploscypha

Morning Glory

Convolvulus arvensis

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

St. John's Wort

Hypericum perforatum

Littleleaf Showy Rock Montia

Montia parvifolia

Wavyleaf Soap Root

Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Naked buckwheat

Eriogonum nudum var. auriculatum

Italian thistle

Carduus pycnocephalus

Small-flowering Saxifrage

Heuchera micrantha

Woodland or Forest Madia

Madia madioides

Stickywilly

Galium aparine

Snowy Thistle

Cirsium occidentale

Bolander's Onion

Allium bolanderi

Mountain Balm or Snowbrush

Ceanothus velutinus

Firecracker

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Ocean spray

Holodiscus discolor

Indian paintbrush

Castilleja foliolosa

Lovely clarkia

Clarkia concinna







All photographs copyrighted. ©Doug Zimmerman