2012-02 Feb

Flowers I have seen blooming between 31 January 2012 and 1 March 2012.

Blooming data are based on my personal observations between 2010 and 2012. They are not perfect.

The red bits of the little tables under the flowers indicate when I observed those flowers blooming. The fainter red bits indicate months in which the flower bloomed but for which I neglected to record an exact start (or stop) date. Since these are the observations of one man randomly walking the local trails I may have missed the true start/stop by several weeks.


Iridaceae (Iris family)
Sisyrinchium bellum
blue eyed grass

FebJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 23 February 2012 on Ellwood Mesa N34.41583,W119.88402 -120m

Themidaceae (Brodiaea family)
Dichelostemma capitatum
blue dicks

JanJune

2012
2011
2010
2009
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 23 February 2012 on Jesusita

Liliaceae
Asphodelus fistulosus
Asphodel

All year

2012
2011
2010
2008

Fumariaceae (Bleeding Heart family)
Ehrendorferia chrysantha
Golden Eardrops

MayFeb

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail

Papaveraceae (Poppy family)
Dendromecon rigida
Bush poppy

All year

2012
2011
2010
Eschscholzia californica
California poppy

DecOct

2012
2011
2008
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
  • 26 February 2012 on Cambell Ranch

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Clematis lasiantha
wild clematis

JanMay

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail
Delphinium parryi
purple larkspur

FebMay

2012
2011
2010
Ranunculus californicus
California Buttercup

JanMay

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita N34.46133,W119.72938 185m
  • 26 February 2012 on Cambell Ranch N34.67993,W120.10824 297m
  • 5 February 2012 on Rattlesnake Trail

Lauraceae (Laurels family)
Umbellularia californica
california bay laurel

DecApr

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Back Trail

Aizoaceae (Ice Plant family)
Carpobrotus chilensis
Sea Fig

OctMar

2012
2011
  • 5 February 2012 on More Mesa
Carpobrotus edulis
Hottentot Fig

OctMar

2012
2011

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Chenopodium murale
Nettle-leaved goosefoot

DecMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita N34.47547,W119.72236 456m

Caryophyllaceae (Pinks family)
Silene gallica
Windmill Pink

JanJuly

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Mountain Dr
Stellaria media
chickweed

DecJune

2012
2011

Nyctaginaceae (Four O’Clock family)
Mirabilis laevis
Wishbone bush

DecJuly

2012
2011
2010

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)
Rumex crispus
Curly dock

JanJuly

2012
2011
2010

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)
?Calandrinia breweri
Brewer’s Red-maids

FebApr

2012
2011
2010
  • 19 February 2012 on Cold Spring West Fork N34.46580,W119.66231
Claytonia perfoliata
miner’s lettuce

DecApr

2012
2011
2010
  • 19 February 2012 on Cold Spring West Fork N34.46550,W119.66256 447m

Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry family)
Ribes californicum
Hillside goosebery

JanMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Wilcox restoration
Ribes malvaceum-viridifolium
Chaparral currant

SepApr

2012
2011
2010

Apiaceae (Parsley family)
Conium maculatum
poison hemlock

JanJuly

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 29 February 2012 on Los Positas
Foeniculum vulgare
fennel

JuneFeb

2012
2011
2010

Asteraceae (Asters, sunflowers family)
Baccharis salicifolia
Mulefat

DecMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Modoc
  • 23 February 2012 on Modoc
  • 21 February 2012 on Turnpike bioswale
Erigeron canadensis
Horseweed

SepFeb

2012
2011
2010
Erigeron bonariensis
Flax-leaved Horseweed

February

2012
  • 11 February 2012 on Jesusita
Heterotheca grandiflora
telegraph weed

JuneMar

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
  • 29 February 2012 on Los Positas
Isocoma menziesii-menziesii
Menzies’ goldenbush

JuneFeb

2012
2011
2010
Solidago velutina
California goldenrod

All year

2012
2011
2010
2009
Hypochaeris radicata
Hairy Cat’s ear

JuneFeb

2012
2011
Malacothrix saxatilis
Cliff-aster

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Malacothrix saxatilis-saxatilis
Seaside daisy

All year

2012
2011
Picris echioides
Prickly ox-tongue

MayMar

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Sonchus asper
Prickly Sow-Thistle

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 29 February 2012 on Los Positas
Stephanomeria virgata
Wand Chicory

JulyFeb

2012
2011
2010
Bidens pilosa
Beggar’s ticks

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Carduus tenuiflorus
Slender thistle

February

2012
2011
2010
  • 21 February 2012 on UCSB bikepath
Centaurea melitensis
Maltese star thistle

AprSep

2012
2011
2010
Silybum marianum
milk thistle

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Modoc
  • 23 February 2012 on Modoc
Xanthium strumarium
Cocklebur

FebMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Eriophyllum confertiflorum
golden yarrow

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Ageratina adenophora
sticky snakeroot

FebOct

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Encelia californica
Bush sunflower

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Venegasia carpesioides
canyon sunflower

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Centromadia parryi
Southern tarplant

DecFeb

2012
2011
  • 21 February 2012 on Ellwood Mesa
Gnaphalium californicum
California pearly everlasting

JanMay

2012
2011
2010
Pseudognaphalium beneolens
fragrant everlasting

DecMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Pseudognaphalium biolettii
twocolor cudweed

AugMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Delairea odorata
Cape Ivy

NovMar

2012
2011
2010

Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Amsinckia menziesii
common fiddleneck

FebJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
  • 29 February 2012 on Los Positas
  • 26 February 2012 on Cambell Ranch N34.68116,W120.10841 292m
Cryptantha sp.
popcornflower

JanAug

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 26 February 2012 on Cambell Ranch N34.69187,W120.10512 300m

Hydrophyllaceae (waterleaf family)
Eucrypta chrysanthemifolia
spotted hideseed

JanJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Phacelia grandiflora
large flowered phacelia

FebAug

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita N34.47547,W119.72236 456m
  • 11 February 2012 on Jesusita
Pholistoma auritum
fiesta flower

JanJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail N34.46362,W119.64872 -120m

Adoxaceae (Elder family)
Sambucus nigra-caerulea
Blue Elderberry

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Lonicera subspicata
Chaparral honeysuckle

MayFeb

2012
2011
2010
  • 11 February 2012 on Jesusita

Ericaceae (Heath family)
Arbutus menziesii
Pacific Madrone

FebApr

2012
2011
  • 28 February 2012 on Forbush N34.49636,W119.63751 738m
Arctostaphylos glandulosa
Eastwood manzanita

JanMay

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail
Arctostaphylos glauca
great berry manzanita

NovFeb

2012
2011
2010
2009
  • 28 February 2012 on Blue Canyon Trail
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Back Trail

Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
Leptodactylon californicum
Prickly Phlox

JanJuly

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 26 February 2012 on 154
Leptosiphon parviflorus
Variable Linanthus

FebMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
  • 21 February 2012 on UCSB
  • 5 February 2012 on More Mesa

Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Dodecatheon clevelandii
Shooting Star

JanMar

2012
2011
  • 19 February 2012 on Rattlesnake Trail N34.45750,W119.69213 271m
  • 5 February 2012 on Rattlesnake Trail

Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Vinca major
periwinkle

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Rubiaceae (Madder family)
Galium aparine
common bedstraw

FebMay

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail N34.46362,W119.64872 -120m
Galium nuttallii
climbing bedstraw

February

2012
2011
  • 19 February 2012 on Cold Spring West Fork

Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Salvia leucophylla
purple sage

FebJuly

2012
2011
2010
2008
  • 1 March 2012 on Wilcox restoration
Salvia mellifera
black sage

DecJuly

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Salvia spathacea
hummingbirdsage

DecJuly

2012
2011
2010
2009
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Stachys rigida
woodmint

DecOct

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Trichostema lanatum
Woolly bluecurls

FebAug

2012
2011
2010
2009

Phrymaceae (Lopseed family)
Mimulus aurantiacus
sticky monkeyflower

JanSep

2012
2011
2010

Plantaginaceae (Plantain family)
Collinsia heterophylla
Chinese Houses

FebJuly

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail N34.46362,W119.64872 -120m
Plantago lanceolata
English Plantain

All year

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Veronica anagallis-aquatica
Water Speedwell

JulyMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
Scrophularia californica
California Figwort

JanOct

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail
Verbascum virgatum
Wand Mullein

MayFeb

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Mountain Dr

Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Calystegia macrostegia
California false bindweed

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Calystegia purpurata-purpurata
Pacific false bindweed

JanFeb

2012
2011
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail
Cuscuta californica
California Dodder

JanFeb

2012
2011
  • 19 February 2012 on Cold Spring West Fork

Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Datura wrightii
Sacred Datura

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Nicotiana glauca
tree tobacco

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Solanum douglasii
white nightshade

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Solanum umbelliferum
blue witch

February

2012
2011
2010
  • 19 February 2012 on Gibraltar Rd
Solanum xanti
purple nightshade

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Brassica nigra
black mustard

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Brassica rapa
field mustard

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Cakile maritima
sea rocket

All year

2012
2011
2010
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Shepherd’s purse

FebApr

2012
2011
  • 5 February 2012 on UCSB bikepath
Cardamine californica
milk maids

DecApr

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail
  • 23 February 2012 on Jesusita
?Cardamine oligosperma
bittercress

JanMar

2012
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
  • 1 March 2012 on Orchid Dr
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 1 March 2012 on Robal Dr
  • 23 February 2012 on Jesusita
  • 19 February 2012 on Cold Spring West Fork
  • 9 February 2012 on Jesusita
Lobularia maritima
Sweet Alyssum

DecJune

2012
2011
Raphanus ssp
wild radish

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Sisymbrium irio
London Rocket

February

2012
  • 21 February 2012 on UCSB bikepath
  • 5 February 2012 on UCSB bikepath

Cleomaceae (Cleomaceae family)
Cleome isomeris
Bladderpod

JanMay

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita N34.45631,W119.72876 138m

Tropaeolaceae (Nasturtium family)
Tropaeolum majus
Nasturtium

All year

2012
2011
2010

Cucurbitaceae (Gourd (cucumber) family)
Marah fabaceus
common manroot

NovMay

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Fabaceae (Legume family)
Acmispon glaber
Deerweed

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Acmispon grandiflorus
Chaparral lotus

DecJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail
Lathyrus vestitus
common pacific pea

DecJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Back Trail
Lotus corniculatus
Birdsfoot Trefoil

DecJune

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Lupinus hirsutissimus
stinging lupine

JanMay

2012
2011
2010
Lupinus succulentus
arroyo lupine

DecJuly

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 26 February 2012 on Cambell Ranch
Melilotus albus
white sweet clover

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Melilotus indicus
yellow sweet clover

FebJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Spartium junceum
Spanish broom

FebAug

2012
2011
2010
  • 28 February 2012 on Mountain Dr lower
  • 27 February 2012 on 154
Vicia gigantea
Giant Vetch

FebMay

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Vicia villosa
Hairy Vetch

DecJuly

2012
2011
2010
2006
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa

Geraniaceae (Geraniums family)
Geranium dissectum
cut-leaved geranium

MarMay

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita N34.45545,W119.72902 140m
Erodium botrys
long-beaked storksbill

JanSep

2012
2011
2010
Erodium cicutarium
Red-stemmed storksbill

DecJuly

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Croton californicus
California croton

JuneMar

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Euphorbia crenulata
Chinese Caps

JanMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
Ricinus communis
Castor bean

All year

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Salicaceae (Willow family)
Salix lasiolepis
Arroyo Willow

FebMar

2012
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
  • 16 February 2012 on Jesusita

Violaceae (Violet family)
Viola pedunculata
Johnny jump-up

February

2012
  • 26 February 2012 on Cambell Ranch N34.69272,W120.09746 315m

Cistaceae (Rock rose family)
Cistus incanus-creticus
Pink rockrose

JanFeb

2012
2011
2010
Helianthemum scoparium
peak rockrose

All year

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Malvaceae (Mallows family)
Malva nicaeensis
bull mallow

All year

2012
2011
2010

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family)
Camissonia californica
California suncup

FebAug

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita N34.47547,W119.72236 456m
  • 23 February 2012 on Jesusita
Oenothera elata
Evening Primrose

All year

2012
2011
2010

Oxalidaceae (Oxalis family)
Oxalis corniculata
Yellow Sorrel

DecJune

2012
2011
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail
Oxalis pes-caprae
sourgrass

NovJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)
Ceanothus crassifolius
Hoary-leaved Ceanothus

FebMar

2012
2011
  • 28 February 2012 on Blue Canyon Trail N34.49581,W119.63240 643m
Ceanothus megacarpus
Bigpod Ceanothus

DecJune

2012
2011
  • 28 February 2012 on Cold Spring Trail
Ceanothus spinosus
Greenbark

DecAug

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Blue Bush

JanApr

2012
2011

Rosaceae (Rose family)
Cercocarpus betuloides
Mountain Mahogany

FebMar

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita N34.46867,W119.73139 250m
  • 9 February 2012 on Jesusita N34.46864,W119.73141 247m
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Toyon

JuneSep

2012
2011
2010
Prunus ilicifolia
Holly-leaved cherry

JanJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 19 February 2012 on Cold Spring West Fork
Rubus ursinus
california blackberry

DecJune

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Malosma laurina
Laurel sumac

JuneSep

2012
2011
2010
Rhus integrifolia
Lemonade Berry

SepMar

2012
2011
  • 1 March 2012 on Patterson
  • 1 March 2012 on More Mesa
  • 12 February 2012 on Romero Trail
  • 9 February 2012 on Jesusita
Toxicodendron diversilobum
poison oak

DecMay

2012
2011
2010
  • 1 March 2012 on Jesusita

Noticed 133 flowers blooming recently.

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