Wildflowers on Bell Springs Mountain

Doug Zimmerman Photography


As spring moves into summer the grasslands turn golden brown and the forest canopy becomes dark green with new leaves. Most of the spring species are now going to seed while a new group are beginning to bloom. Summer wildflowers in the oak woodlands thrive in drying conditions and dappled shade. Flowers blooming on the open hillsides must compete with the grasses rapidly growing to heights of 4 to 6 feet.

Scutellaria antirrhinoides

White Brodiaea or White Hyacinth
Triteleia hyacinthina

Lovely Clarkia or Red Ribbons
Clarkia concinna

Diamond or Tongue Clarkia
Clarkia rhomboidea

Lonicera hispidula

Popcorn flower
Plagiobothrys nothofulvus

Fringed checkerbloom
Sidalcea diploscypha

Elegant brodiaea
Brodiaea elegans

Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja foliolosa

Hooker's Fairy Bell
Disporum hookeri

Blow Wives
Achyrachaena mollis

Tomcat Clover
Trifolium willdenovii

Lance leaf Sedum
Sedum lanceolatum

Hartweg's Mallow
Sidalcea hartwegii

Woodland or Forest Madia
Madia madioides

Eriastrum abramsii

Lovely Clarkia or Red Ribbons
Clarkia concinna

Elegant Brodiaea
Brodiaea elegans

Rubus leucodermis

Fringed Checkerbloom Mallow
Sidalcea diploscypha

Morning Glory
Convolvulus arvensis

Indian Pink
Silene californica

Giant-seeded Lomatium
Lomatium macrocarpum

Small-flowering Saxifrage
Heuchera micrantha

Indian Pink
Silene californica

Galium aparine

Snowy Thistle
Cirsium occidentale

Bolander's Onion
Allium bolanderi

Bluehead Globe
Gilia capitata

Littleleaf Showy Rock Montia
Montia parvifolia

Coyote mint
Monardella villosa

Mountain Balm or Snowbrush
Ceanothus velutinus

Cobwebby Thistle
Cirsium occidenta

All photographs copyrighted. ©Doug Zimmerman