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

on Bell Springs Mountain


Doug Zimmerman Photography

During the longest days of the year around the solstice, a new wave of wildflowers bloom in a landscape dominated by pollinating grasses. 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. Late May/June/early July.

Nose Skullcap

Scutellaria antirrhinoides

Stream orchid & Pacific Tree Frog

Epipactis gigantea

Redwood Lily

Lilium rubescens

Diamond or Tongue Clarkia

Clarkia rhomboidea

Narrow-leaf Stonecrop

Sedum stenopetalum

Honeysuckle

Lonicera hispidula

White hyacinth

hyacinth Triteleia

Striped coralroot orchid

Corallorhiza striata

Lance leaf Sedum

Sedum lanceolatum

Snowberry

Symphoricarpos mollis

Elegant Brodiaea

Brodiaea elegans

Stream orchid

Epipactis gigantea

Monkey Flower

Mimulus guttatus

California skullcap

Scutellaria californica

Hartweg's Mallow

Sidalcea hartwegii

Woollystar

Eriastrum abramsii

Poison oak

Toxicodendron diversilobum

Purple milkweed

Asclepias cordifolia

Mountain Balm or Snowbrush

Ceanothus velutinus

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

Snowy Thistle

Cirsium occidentale

Woodland or Forest Madia

Madia madioides

Stickywilly

Galium aparine

Bolander's Onion

Allium bolanderi

Raspberry

Rubus leucodermis

Firecracker

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Ocean spray

Holodiscus discolor

Indian paintbrush

Castilleja foliolosa

Lovely clarkia

Clarkia concinna

California rayless daisy

Erigeron inornatus

Fringed checkerbloom

Sidalcea diploscypha

California bedstraw

Galium californicum

Striped Coralroot

Corallorhiza striata







All photographs copyrighted. ©Doug Zimmerman