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

on Bell Springs Mountain

Doug Zimmerman Photography

Summer Fall Blooms

Summer Fall

The final wildflowers of the season must endure hot and dry conditions along with reduced access to sunlight. The forest floor is shady and in many areas covered in large patches of tall native bunchgrass. Open hillsides are dense with tall golden grasses developing seed heads. During this period, wildflowers find habitat along the forest edges, rocky outcrops, streams and dry watercourses. Many rise above competing vegetation by flowering at the top of long stems.

Ithuriel's Spear
Triteleia laxa Benth

Dichelostemma ida-maia

Ithuriel's Spear
Triteleia laxa Benth

Leopard Lily
Lilium pardalinum

Narrow Leaf Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis

Mariposa Lily
Calochortus venustus

Blue Bell or California Harebell
Campanula prenanthoides

Wicker-stemmed Buckwheat
Eriogonum vimineum

Denseflower Rein Orchid
Piperia elongata

Showy Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa

Coyote brush
Baccharis pilularis

St. John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum

Wavyleaf Soap Root
Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Creeping St. John's Wort
Hypericum anagalloides

Kellogg's Yampah
Perideridia kelloggii

Mariposa Lily
Calochortus venustus

Narrow Leaf Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis

Bull Thistle
Cirsium vulgare

Epilobium brachycarpum

Achillea millefolium

Ithuriel's Spear
Triteleia laxa Benth

Redwood Lily
Lilium rubescens

Redwood Penstemon
Keckiella corymbosa

wild mint
Mentha arvensis

Ocean spray
Holodiscus discolor

Naked buckwheat
Eriogonum nudum var. auriculatum

All photographs copyrighted. © Doug Zimmerman