Wildflowers

Monocotyledoneae

Order: Asparagales

Amaryllidaceae

Allium haematochiton
Red-Skinned Onion

FebApr

Asparagaceae

Chlorogalum pomeridianum
Waxy leaved soap lily

AprJuly
Hesperoyucca whipplei
Chaparral yucca

AprAug
Bloomeria crocea
Common goldenstar

AprJuly
Brodiaea jolonensis
Dwarf Brodiaea

MayJune
Dichelostemma capitatum
blue dicks

JanJuly

Order: Liliales

Liliaceae

Calochortus albus
White fairy lantern

MarJuly
Calochortus catalinae
Catalina Mariposa Lily

FebJune
Calochortus clavatus
Pale Yellow Mariposa Lily

AprJune
Calochortus fimbriatus
Late blooming Mariposa lily

JuneAug
Calochortus splendens
Splendid Mariposa Lily

AprJune
Calochortus venustus
Butterfly Mariposa lily

AprJune
Fritillaria biflora
Chocolate Lily

FebMar
Fritillaria ojaiensis
Ojai fritillary

MarMay
Lilium humboldtii
humboldt’s lily

MayJuly

Melanthiaceae

Toxicoscordion fremontii
Star Lily

FebJuly

Iridaceae

Sisyrinchium bellum
blue eyed grass

FebJune

Orchidaceae

Epipactis gigantea
Stream Orchid

AprJune
Piperia elongata
Dense-flowered Rein Orchid

JuneAug
Piperia michaelii
Michael’s Rein Orchid

MayJune

Xanthorrhoeaceae

Asphodelus fistulosus
Asphodel

All year

Order: Poales

Cyperaceae

Cyperus eragrostis
Tall Flatsedge

July
Cyperus involucratus
Umbrella Plant

November
Schoenoplectus pungens
Common Three-Square Bulrush

AprMay

Juncaceae

?Juncus dubius
Mariposa Rush
Juncus effusus
Bog Rush

May
Juncus textilis
Indian Rush
Juncus xiphioides
Iris-leaved Rush

MayJune

Poaceae

Arundo donax
Giant Reed
Avena barbata
Slender Wild Oat

MarMay
Bromus diandrus
Ripgut Brome
Bromus madritensis
Madrid Brome

February
Cortaderia jubata
Pampas Grass
Cynosurus echinatus
Annual Dogtail
Distichlis spicata
Saltgrass
Elymus condensatus
Giant Wildrye

February
Elymus glaucus
Western Rye

MarJune
Elymus hispidus
Intermediate Wheatgrass

JuneJuly
Lamarckia aurea
Goldentop

FebMar
Melica imperfecta
California Melic

FebMay
Phalaris aquatica
Harding Grass

MayJuly
Phalaris lemmonii
Lemmon’s Canary Grass

AprMay

Eudicots

Asterids


Order: Apiales

Apiaceae

Osmorhiza brachypoda
California Sweet Cicely

FebMay
Conium maculatum
poison hemlock

DecSep
Foeniculum vulgare
fennel

JuneMar
Torilis arvensis
Field Hedge Parsley

MayJuly
Torilis sp.
Hedge parsley

MarJuly
Sanicula arguta
Sharp-Toothed Sanicle

FebMay
Sanicula crassicaulis
Pacific Sanicle

FebMay
Sanicula tuberosa
Tuberous Sanicle

FebApr
Apiastrum angustifolium
Wild Celery

MarMay
Apium graveolens
celery

AprDec
Daucus pusillus
wild carrot

AprJune
Lomatium dasycarpum
Woolly-fruited Lomatium

FebJune
Lomatium utriculatum
Hog Fennel

FebMay
Tauschia arguta
southern tauscia

JanJune

Order: Asterales

Asteraceae

Achillea millefolium
Common yarrow

FebOct
Artemisia californica
Old man’s beard

AprNov
Artemisia douglasiana
Mugwort

JuneOct
Cotula australis
Southern Brass Buttons

JanJune
Cotula coronopifolia
Brass Buttons

All year
Matricaria discoidea
pineapple weed

FebJune
Baccharis pilularis
Coyote Bush

JuneDec
Baccharis plummerae
Plummer’s Baccharis

AprDec
Baccharis salicifolia
Mulefat

JulyMay
Corethrogyne filaginifolia
California Sandaster

JulyMar
Ericameria arborescens
goldenfleece

JulyNov
Ericameria ericoides
Mock Heather

JulyApr
Ericameria linearifolia
Interior Goldenbush

March
Ericameria nauseosa
Common Rabbit Brush

JanFeb
Erigeron bonariensis
Flax-leaved Horseweed

FebMar
Erigeron canadensis
Horseweed

AprFeb
Erigeron foliosus
leafy fleabane

AprJan
Grindelia hirsutula
Hairy Gumplant

JuneAug
Gutierrezia californica
California Matchweed

JulyDec
Hazardia squarrosa
sawtooth goldenbush

JulyJan
Heterotheca grandiflora
telegraph weed

All year
Heterotheca sessiliflora
Hairy Golden Aster

March
Isocoma menziesii
Menzies’ goldenbush

All year
Rigiopappus leptocladus
Wireweed

April
Solidago velutina
California goldenrod

All year
Symphyotrichum subulatum
Baby’s breath Aster

SepJan
Logfia filaginoides
California Cottonrose

February
Pseudognaphalium beneolens
fragrant everlasting

DecMay
Pseudognaphalium biolettii
twocolor cudweed

AugMay
Pseudognaphalium californicum
California pearly everlasting

JanNov
Pseudognaphalium canescens
white everlasting

All year
Pseudognaphalium stramineum
Cottonbatting Plant

December
Chaenactis glabriuscula
Yellow Pincushion

MarJuly
Bidens pilosa
Beggar’s ticks

All year
Ageratina adenophora
sticky snakeroot

FebOct
Brickellia californica
California Brickellbush

MayDec
Brickellia nevinii
Nevin’s Brickellbush

JuneSep
Helenium puberulum
Sneezeweed

JulyNov
Ambrosia chamissonis
beach-bur

JanNov
Ambrosia psilostachya
Western ragweed

MayJan
Encelia californica
Bush sunflower

All year
Eriophyllum confertiflorum
golden yarrow

All year
?Lasthenia gracilis
Common Goldfields

FebApr
Madia elegans
Common Madia

JuneNov
Madia gracilis
slender tarweed

AprJuly
Madia sativa
Coast tarweed

AprOct
Achyrachaena mollis
Blow Wives
Lagophylla ramosissima
Branching Hareleaf

AprJuly
Layia platyglossa
Tidy Tips

MarApr
Hemizonia congesta-luzulifolia
Silky Tarweed

AprDec
Centromadia parryi
Southern tarplant

MayFeb
Deinandra fasciculata
clustered tarweed

AprDec
Deinandra increscens
Grassland tarweed

MayJan
Venegasia carpesioides
canyon sunflower

All year
Delairea odorata
Cape Ivy

NovJune
Lepidospartum squamatum
Scalebroom

AugDec
Senecio flaccidus
threadleaf ragwort

March
Senecio vulgaris
Old man of Spring

DecMay
Carduus tenuiflorus
Slender Thistle

NovJune
Cirsium occidentale-californicum
California thistle

MarAug
Cirsium occidentale-venustum
Venus thistle

FebAug
Cirsium vulgare
Bull thistle

JanNov
Silybum marianum
milk thistle

All year
Centaurea melitensis
Maltese star thistle

JanOct
Centaurea solstitialis
Yellow star thistle

MarDec
Agoseris grandiflora
California Dandelion

MarJuly
Agoseris heterophylla
Mountain Dandelion

AprJune
Chondrilla juncea
Skeleton Weed

June
Hieracium argutum
Southern Hawkweed

MayOct
Hypochaeris glabra
Smooth Cat’s ear

JanJune
Hypochaeris radicata
Hairy Cat’s ear

All year
Lactuca serriola
Prickly Lettuce

MayJan
Malacothrix saxatilis
Cliff-aster

All year
Malacothrix saxatilis-saxatilis
Seaside daisy

All year
Microseris douglassii
Douglas’ silverpuffs

AprJune
Picris echioides
Prickly ox-tongue

All year
Rafinesquia californica
California Chickory

FebJuly
Sonchus sp.
Sow-Thistle

All year
Stephanomeria cichoriacea
Chicory-leaved wire-lettuce

JuneJan
Stephanomeria exigua
Small Wirelettuce

JuneDec
Stephanomeria virgata
Tall Stephanomeria

MayFeb
Taraxacum officionale
Dandelion

FebAug
Tragopogon dubius
Yellow Salsify

MayJuly
Tragopogon porrifolius
Purple Salsify

AprSep
Uropappus lindleyi
Silver Puffs

MarJune
Acourtia microcephala
Sacapelote

MayAug
Jaumea carnosa
Fleshy Jaumea

MayNov
Leptosyne bigelovii
Bigelow’s coreopsis

FebJuly
Micropus californicus
Slender cottonweed

MarMay
Xanthium spinosum
Spiny Clotbur

September
Xanthium strumarium
Cocklebur

FebMar

Campanulaceae

Lobelia dunnii
Dunn’s lobelia

JuneNov

Order: Dipsacales

Adoxaceae

Sambucus nigra-caerulea
Blue Elderberry

All year

Caprifoliaceae

Lonicera hispidula
Pink honeysuckle

AprJuly
Lonicera subspicata
Chaparral honeysuckle

All year
Symphoricarpos mollis
Trailing Snowberry

AprJuly

Valerianaceae

Plectritis ciliosa
Long Spurred Plectritis

MarApr

Order: Garryales

Garryaceae

Garrya flavescense
Ashy Silktassel
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DecJan
Garrya veatchii
Veatch Silktassel

December

Order: Gentianales

Apocynaceae

Asclepias eriocarpa
Broad-leaved Milkweed

MayAug
Asclepias fascicularis
Narrow-leaved Milkweed

MayOct
Vinca major
periwinkle

All year

Gentianaceae

Zeltnera venusta
Charming Centaury

June

Rubiaceae

Galium andrewsii
phlox-leaved bedstraw

MarJuly
Galium aparine
common bedstraw

FebMay
?Galium californicum
California bedstraw

FebJune
Galium nuttallii
climbing bedstraw

FebJuly
Galium porrigens
graceful bedstraw

FebAug

Order: Lamiales

Lamiaceae

Marrubium vulgare
Horehound

MarNov
Stachys albens
white wood mint

JulyAug
Stachys rigida
woodmint

DecOct
Lepechinia calycina
Pitcher Sage

FebJuly
Mentha spicata
Spearmint

JulyNov
Monardella lanceolata
Mustang Mint

MayAug
Salvia apiana
white sage

AprSep
Salvia columbariae
chia

FebJune
Salvia leucophylla
purple sage

FebJuly
Salvia mellifera
black sage

DecSep
Salvia spathacea
hummingbirdsage

NovJuly
Scutellaria tuberosa
Danny’s Skullcap

March
Trichostema lanatum
Woolly bluecurls

FebAug
Trichostema lanceolatum
Turpentine Weed

JuneOct

Oleaceae

Fraxinus dipetala
Flowering Ash

FebApr
Olea europaea
European Olive

MarJune

Orobanchaceae

Castilleja affinis
Coast Indian Paintbrush

FebAug
Castilleja brevistyla
Shortstyle Indian paintbrush

AprMay
Castilleja exserta
Owl’s clover

MarJune
Castilleja foliolosa
Woolly Indian Paintbrush

JanJuly
Castilleja minor
Lesser Indian paintbrush

JuneNov
Cordylanthus rigidus
Rigid Bird’s Beak

MayNov
Orobanche fasciculata
Clustered Broomrape

MarMay
Pedicularis densiflora
Indian Warrior

FebApr

Phrymaceae

Mimulus aurantiacus
sticky monkeyflower

JanSep
Mimulus bigelovii
Bigelow’s Monkeyflower

MarAug
Mimulus brevipes
yellow monkeyflower

FebJuly
Mimulus cardinalis
scarlet monkeyflower

JuneNov
Mimulus guttatus
common monkeyflower

June

Plantaginaceae

?Antirrhinum coulterianum
Coulter’s snapdragon

JuneAug
Antirrhinum kelloggii
climbing snapdragon

FebJune
Antirrhinum multiflorum
Sticky snapdragon

MarAug
Collinsia bartsiifolia
white blue-eyed Mary

AprJune
Collinsia heterophylla
Chinese Houses

FebJuly
Keckiella breviflora
Gaping Penstemon

JuneJuly
Keckiella cordifolia
Climbing Penstemon

AprAug
Keckiella ternata
Blue Stemmed Keckiella

JuneAug
Penstemon centranthifolius
Scarlet Bugler

MarJune
Penstemon grinnellii
Grinnelli’s Penstemon

AprJune
Penstemon heterophyllus
Foothill Penstemon

AprAug
Plantago erecta
Foothill Plantain

FebJune
Plantago lanceolata
English Plantain

All year
Veronica anagallis-aquatica
Water Speedwell

All year

Scrophulariaceae

Scrophularia californica
California Figwort

JanOct
Verbascum virgatum
Wand Mullein

All year

Verbenaceae

Verbena lasiostachys
Western verbena

FebSep

Order: Solanales

Convolvulaceae

Calystegia macrostegia
Coastal Morning Glory

All year
Calystegia malacophylla
Woolly Morning Glory

MayAug
Calystegia purpurata-purpurata
Pacific false bindweed

DecAug
Calystegia soldanella
Beach Morning Glory

MarJune
Convolvulus arvensis
bindweed

AprNov
Cuscuta californica
California Dodder

All year
Cuscuta salina
saltmarsh Dodder

AprFeb

Solanaceae

Datura wrightii
Sacred Datura

All year
Nicotiana glauca
tree tobacco

All year
Solanum douglasii
white nightshade

All year
Solanum lanceolatum
Lance-Leaf Nightshade

All year
Solanum umbelliferum
Blue Witch

JanMar
Solanum xanti
purple nightshade

All year

Boraginaceae

Amsinckia douglasiana
Douglas’ Fiddleneck

FebJuly
Amsinckia menziesii
common Fiddleneck

FebJune
Amsinckia spectabilis
seaside Fiddleneck

FebJuly
Amsinckia tessellata
bristly fiddleneck

March
Cryptantha decipiens
Gravel Popcornflower

MarApr
Cryptantha sp.
popcornflower

JanAug
Heliotropium curassavicum
Salt Heliotrope

MayNov
Emmenanthe penduliflora
Whispering Bells

FebJune
Eriodictyon crassifolium
Bicolored Yerba Santa

MarApr
Eriodictyon tomentosum
Woolly yerba santa

MayOct
Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia
spotted hideseed

JanJuly
Nemophila menziesii
baby blue eyes

FebMay
Phacelia brachyloba
Short Lobed Phacelia

MarJune
Phacelia campanularia
California bluebells

MarMay
Phacelia cicutaria
Caterpillar phacelia

MarJune
Phacelia distans
common phacelia

FebOct
Phacelia grandiflora
large flowered phacelia

FebAug
Phacelia imbricata
Imbricate Phacelia

AprOct
Phacelia parryi
Parry’s phacelia

April
Phacelia ramosissima
Rambling Phacelia

AprNov
Phacelia tanacetifolia
Tansy Phacelia

FebJune
Phacelia viscida-albiflora
white Sticky Phacelia

JanJuly
Phacelia viscida-viscida
Sticky Phacelia

April
Pholistoma auritum
fiesta flower

JanJune

Order: Cornales

Cornaceae

Cornus sericea
Creek Dogwood

MarOct

Loasaceae

Mentzelia laevicaulis
Giant Blazing Star

June
Mentzelia micrantha
Stick-Leaf

MarJuly
Mentzelia veatchiana
Veatch’s Blazing Star

March

Order: Ericales

Ericaceae

Arbutus menziesii
Pacific Madrone

FebMay
Arctostaphylos glandulosa
Eastwood manzanita

JanMay
Arctostaphylos glauca
great berry manzanita

NovApr
Arctostaphylos refugioensis
Refugio Manzanita

JanFeb
Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Summer Holly

FebJuly

Polemoniaceae

Allophyllum gilioides
Dense false giliflower

MarOct
Eriastrum densifolium
Dense-flowered Eriastrum

MayAug
Gilia angelensis
Chaparral Gilia

March
Gilia capitata
Globe gilia

FebJuly
Leptodactylon californicum
Prickly-phlox

JanJuly
Leptosiphon bicolor
True Babystars

MayJune
Leptosiphon parviflorus
Variable Linanthus

JanAug
Linanthus dichotomus
Evening Snow

March
Navarretia hamata
Hooked Pincushionplant

MarJuly
Navarretia mitracarpa
Paso Robles Navarretia

May

Primulaceae

Anagallis arvensis
Scarlet Pimpernel

MarOct
Dodecatheon clevelandii
Shooting Star

JanMay

Styracaceae

Styrax redivivus
Snowdrop bush

MarJune

Order: Saxifragales

Crassulaceae

Dudleya cymosa
foothill dudleya

AprJuly
Dudleya lanceolata
Rock Lettuce

AprJuly
Dudleya pulverulenta
chalk dudleya

MayAug

Grossulariaceae

Ribes amarum
Bitter gooseberry

JanMar
Ribes californicum
Hillside gooseberry

FebMar
Ribes indecorum
White-flowering currant

DecFeb
Ribes malvaceum
Chaparral currant

SepMay
Ribes menziesii
Canyon Gooseberry

DecMar
Ribes speciosum
Fuchsia-flowered gooseberry

DecApr

Paeoniaceae

Paeonia californica
California Peony

JanApr

Saxifragaceae

Boykinia occidentalis
Brook Foam

JuneSep
Lithophragma affine
Woodland Star

MarMay
Lithophragma cymbalaria
Mission Star

FebMay
Micranthes californica
California Saxifrage

FebMay

Rosids


Order: Caryophyllales

Aizoaceae

Carpobrotus chilensis
Sea Fig

All year
Carpobrotus edulis
Hottentot Fig

All year

Amaranthaceae

Atriplex lentiformis
Big Saltbush

MaySep
Atriplex leucophylla
Dune Saltbush

May
Chenopodium berlandieri
Pit Seed Goosefoot

DecMar
Chenopodium californicum
Soap Plant

FebMay
Chenopodium murale
Nettle-leaved goosefoot

DecJune
Extriplex californica
California Saltbush

June
Salicornia pacifica
Pickleweed

AugSep
Salsola tragus
Tumbleweed

MarDec

Caryophyllaceae

Minuartia douglasii
Douglas’s Sandwort

MarApr
Silene gallica
Windmill Pink

JanJuly
Silene laciniata
Indian Pink

FebSep
Spergularia villosa
Hairy Sand Spurrey

April
Stellaria media
chickweed

DecJune

Frankeniaceae

Frankenia salina
Alkali heath

AprFeb

Montiaceae

Calandrinia menziesii
Red-maids

JanMay
Claytonia perfoliata
miner’s lettuce

JanJune

Nyctaginaceae

Abronia maritima
Red sand verbena

All year
Abronia umbellata
Pink sand verbena

All year
Mirabilis laevis
Wishbone bush

DecJuly

Polygonaceae

Chorizanthe staticoides
Turkish Rugging

AprJuly
?Eriogonum baileyi
Bailey’s Buckwheat

MayDec
Eriogonum elongatum
Longstem Buckwheat

JuneJan
Eriogonum fasciculatum
California Buckwheat

FebDec
Eriogonum giganteum
St. Catherine’s lace

MayAug
Eriogonum nudum
Nude Buckwheat

JuneDec
Eriogonum parvifolium
Seacliff Buckwheat

All year
Eriogonum saxatile
Rock Buckwheat

June
Eriogonum viridescens
Bright Green Buckwheat

JuneJuly
Persicaria amphibia
water knotweed

JulyOct
Persicaria lapathifolia
Common knotweed

SepDec
Pterostegia drymarioides
Fairy Mist

FebMay
Rumex crispus
Curly dock

JanJuly
Rumex fueginus
Golden dock

June
Rumex pulcher
Fiddle dock

NovJan

Portulacaceae

Portulaca oleracea
Common Purslane

April

Order: Brassicales

Brassicaceae

?Boechera arcuata
Arching Rockcress

JuneJuly
Brassica nigra
black mustard

DecJuly
Brassica rapa
field mustard

All year
Brassica sp.

May
Cakile maritima
sea rocket

All year
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Shepherd’s purse

JanMay
Cardamine californica
milk maids

DecMay
Cardamine oligosperma
bittercress

JanApr
Caulanthus coulteri
Coulter’s Jewel Flower

March
Caulanthus lasiophyllus
California mustard

FebJune
Descurainia pinnata
Western Tansy Mustard

FebMay
Draba verna
Spring Whitlow Grass

MarApr
Erysimum capitatum
Western Wallflower

AprJuly
Hirschfeldia incana
Summer Mustard

FebDec
Lepidium nitidum
Common Peppergrass
Lobularia maritima
Sweet Alyssum

DecJune
Nasturtium officinale
watercress

FebDec
Raphanus ssp
wild radish

All year
Sisymbrium irio
London Rocket

JanJune
Sisymbrium officinale
Hedge Mustard

FebJune
Thysanocarpus curvipes
Fringe Pod

FebMay
Tropidocarpum gracile
Slender Tropidocarpum

FebMar

Cleomaceae

Cleome isomeris
Bladderpod

JanJune

Tropaeolaceae

Tropaeolum majus
Nasturtium

All year

Order: Geraniales

Geraniaceae

Erodium botrys
long-beaked storksbill

JanSep
Erodium cicutarium
Red-stemmed storksbill

DecAug
Geranium dissectum
cut-leaved geranium

FebMay

Order: Malvales

Cistaceae

Cistus incanus-creticus
Pink rockrose

JanAug
Helianthemum scoparium
Common Rush-Rose

All year

Malvaceae

Fremontodendron californicum
Flannelbush

JanNov
Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Chaparral mallow

All year
Malva nicaeensis
bull mallow

All year
Malvella leprosa
Alkali mallow

MayNov
Sidalcea malviflora
Checkerbloom

FebJuly

Order: Myrtales

Myrtaceae

Eucalyptus globulus
Blue gum

OctApr

Onagraceae

Camissonia strigulosa
Sandysoil Suncup

MarMay
Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia
Beach Evening Primrose

All year
Clarkia bottae
Punchbowl Clarkia

MarSep
Clarkia epilobiodes
Willow Herb Clarkia

MarMay
Clarkia purpurea-purpurea
Winecup

AprJuly
Clarkia purpurea-quadrivulnera
Four-spot

MarAug
Clarkia unguiculata
Elegant Clarkia

MarSep
Epilobium brachycarpum
Panicled Willow herb

JuneOct
Epilobium canum
California-fuchsia

MayJan
Epilobium ciliatum
Common Willowherb

MayDec
Epilobium densiflorum
Dense-Flowered Willowherb

MayAug
Eulobus californicus
California suncup

JanAug
Gaura coccinea
Linda tarde

MarOct
Oenothera elata
Evening Primrose

All year

Order: Sapindales

Anacardiaceae

Malosma laurina
Laurel sumac

January
Rhus integrifolia
Lemonade Berry

SepApr
Rhus ovata
Sugar sumac

FebJune
Rhus trilobata
Skunkbush

FebMay
Toxicodendron diversilobum
poison oak

DecMay

Sapindaceae

Acer macrophyllum
big-leaved maple

FebApr

Order: Cucurbitales

Cucurbitaceae

Cucurbita foetidissima
Calabazilla

MayDec
Marah fabaceus
common manroot

NovJune

Datiscaceae

Datisca glomerata
Durango Root

AprJuly

Order: Fabales

Fabaceae

Amorpha californica
mock locust

MayJuly
Lathyrus vestitus
common pacific pea

SepJune
Vicia gigantea
Giant Vetch

FebMay
Vicia villosa
Hairy Vetch

DecSep
Astragalus filipes
Milkvetch

FebJune
Genista monspessulana
French broom

FebAug
Lupinus albifrons
Silver Lupine

MarAug
Lupinus bicolor
miniature lupine

FebJune
Lupinus chamissonis
Dune lupine

FebOct
Lupinus hirsutissimus
stinging lupine

JanJune
Lupinus latifolius
Canyon Lupine

FebMay
Lupinus microcarpus-densiflorus
Chick lupine

MarJune
Lupinus microcarpus-microcarpus
Valley Lupine

April
Lupinus nanus
sky lupine

FebJune
Lupinus sparsiflorus
Mojave Lupine

FebJuly
Lupinus succulentus
arroyo lupine

DecJuly
Lupinus truncatus
blunt leaved lupine

March
Acmispon americanus
Spanish clover

MaySep
Acmispon brachycarpus
Short Podded Lotus

AprMay
Acmispon glaber
Deerweed

All year
Acmispon grandiflorus
Chaparral lotus

DecJune
Acmispon maritimus
Coastal Lotus

JanJuly
Hosackia crassifolia
big deervetch

June
Lotus corniculatus
Birdsfoot Treefoil
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January
Hoita macrostachya
California Hemp

MayNov
Rupertia physodes
California Tea

MayJuly
Pickeringia montana
Chaparral-pea

MarAug
Medicago polymorpha
Bur Clover

DecJune
Medicago sativa
alfalfa

MayJune
Melilotus albus
white sweet clover

All year
Melilotus indicus
yellow sweet clover

SepJuly
Trifolium ciliolatum
Tree Clover

AprMay
Trifolium hirtum
Red Clover

MarMay
Trifolium willdenovii
Tomcat clover

AprJune

Order: Fagales

Betulaceae

Alnus rhombifolia
white alder

DecFeb

Fagaceae

Quercus agrifolia
Coast live oak

JanMay
Quercus douglasii
Blue Oak

FebMar
Quercus lobata
Valley Oak

FebMar
Quercus sp
Scrub Oak

FebMay

Juglandaceae

Juglans californica
California Walnut

Order: Rosales

Rhamnaceae

Ceanothus crassifolius
Hoary-leaved Ceanothus

JanJune
Ceanothus cuneatus
Buck-brush

All year
Ceanothus leucodermis
Whitethorn Ceanothus

FebMar
Ceanothus megacarpus
Bigpod Ceanothus

DecJuly
Ceanothus spinosus
Greenbark

DecAug
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Blue Bush

DecJune
Rhamnus californica
Coffee Berry

AprJuly
Rhamnus crocea
Spiny Redberry

FebMar
Rhamnus ilicifolia
Holly-leaved Redberry

FebMay

Rosaceae

Adenostoma fasciculatum
Chamise

MarSep
Cercocarpus betuloides
Mountain Mahogany

FebJune
Drymocallis glandulosa
Sticky Potentilla

MarJune
Drymocallis glandulosa-reflexa
Reflexed Sticky Cinquefoil

AprMay
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Toyon

FebDec
Holodiscus discolor
Rockspiraea

MayJuly
Horkelia cuneata
Wedge-leaved horkelia

MarJune
Prunus ilicifolia
Holly-leaved cherry

JanJune
Rosa californica
california wild rose

FebNov
Rubus ursinus
california blackberry

DecAug

Urticaceae

Urtica dioica
Stinging Nettle

MayOct

Order: Malpighiales

Euphorbiaceae

Croton californicus
California croton

All year
Croton setigerus
Dove weed

MayDec
Euphorbia crenulata
Chinese Caps

JanMay
Euphorbia dendroides
Tree Spurge

JanJune
Ricinus communis
Castor bean

All year

Linaceae

Hesperolinon micranthum
Common Dwarf Flax

MayJune

Salicaceae

Populus fremontii
Freemont cottonwood

March
Populus trichocarpa
Black cottonwood

FebMar
Salix exigua
Sandbar Willow

July
Salix lasiolepis
Arroyo Willow

JanMar

Violaceae

Viola pedunculata
Johnny jump-up

FebMay

Order: Oxalidales

Oxalidaceae

Oxalis corniculata
Yellow Sorrel

DecJune
Oxalis pes-caprae
sourgrass

NovJune

Order: Zygophyllales

Zygophyllaceae

Tribulus terrestris
Puncture Vine

AugOct

Order: Proteales

Platanaceae

Platanus racemosa
Western Sycamore

FebApr

Order: Ranunculales

Berberidaceae

Berberis pinnata
California barberry

FebMay

Papaveraceae

Dendromecon rigida
Bush poppy

All year
Ehrendorferia chrysantha
Golden Eardrops

All year
Ehrendorferia ochroleuca
Cream-flowered Eardrops

April
Eschscholzia caespitosa
Tufted Poppy

JanSep
Eschscholzia californica
California poppy

DecOct
Fumaria officinalis
Drug fumitory

MarMay
Fumaria parviflora
fine leaved fumitory

JanApr
Meconella denticulata
Smallflowered Fairypoppy

MarApr
Papaver californicum
fire poppy

JanMay
Papaver heterophyllum
Wind Poppy

April
Platystemon californicus
Cream Puffs

MarMay

Ranunculaceae

Clematis lasiantha
wild clematis

JanMay
Clematis ligusticifolia
Creek Clematis

JuneNov
Delphinium cardinale
cardinal larkspur

MayAug
Delphinium parishii
pale larkspur

FebJuly
Delphinium parryi
purple larkspur

FebJune
Delphinium patens
spreading larkspur

JanJune
Ranunculus californicus
California Buttercup

JanMay
Thalictrum fendleri
Fendler’s Meadow-rue

FebMay

Order: Laurales

Lauraceae

Umbellularia californica
california bay laurel

NovApr

Order: Piperales

Saururaceae

Anemopsis californica
Yerba mansa

May

#Families=79, #Genera=286 #Species=475 (#Introduced=90)

Unidentified flowers

I can’t identify any of these. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Other SB wildflower sites

Bibliography

  • Hickman, James, 1993, The Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California, University of California Press
    Second edition now available
  • Keator, Glenn, 2009, California Plant Families, University of California Press
  • McAuley, Milt, 1996, Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains, Canyon Publishing
  • Munz, Philip, 2004, Introduction to California Spring Wildflowers of the Foothills, Valleys and Coast, University of California Press
  • Smith, Clifton, 1998, A Flora of the Santa Barbara Region, California, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

  • Jepson 2
  • Calflora
  • CalPhotos
  • Calflora: Plants of Santa Barbara
  • Wikipedia

3 Responses to “Wildflowers”

  1. Gail Says:

    Great website George. Are you going to do an APP so I can carry it with me as I hike. Maybe I can learn some of these.

  2. Katie Says:

    Wow! Just found your site as I was searching for an ID. I love how you organized this.

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