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

on Bell Springs Mountain

Doug Zimmerman Photography

The final wildflowers of the season must tolerate hot and dry conditions. They are widely scattered and much fewer in numbers. Favoring areas of light vegetation, forest edges, rocky outcrops and dry creeks. The wildflower Willowherb ends the season with blooms into October. Yellow starthistle, an invasive non-native taking over the grasslands, will bloom until mid winter. July through October.

Narrow Leaf Milkweed

Asclepias fascicularis

Redwood penstemon

Keckiella corymbosa

Wild mint

Mentha arvensis

Denseflower Rein Orchid

Piperia elongata

Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

Blue Bell or California Harebell

Campanula prenanthoides

Wicker-stemmed Buckwheat

Eriogonum vimineum

Cobwebby thistle

Cirsium occidenta

Creeping St. John's Wort

Hypericum anagalloides

Ithuriel's Spear

Triteleia laxa Benth

Kellogg's Yampah

Perideridia kelloggii

Gairdner's yampah

Perideridia gairdneri

Gairdner's yampah

Perideridia gairdneri


Epilobium brachycarpum

Bull Thistle seeds

Cirsium vulgare

Bull Thistle

Cirsium vulgare

Mountain piperia

Piperia transversa

Monkey flower seed pods

Mimulus guttatus

Coyote brush

Baccharis pilularis

Yellow starthistle


All photographs copyrighted. © Doug Zimmerman