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 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

Firecracker

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

Willowherb

Epilobium brachycarpum

Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

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