California Wildflowers

The following photographs were taken by iMe with the Little iPhone That Could. The plants are all found in Marin County: the Marin Headlands, Mount Tamalpais and Point Reyes National Seashore. The flower pictures progress by color, roughly from white thru yellow, orange, red, purple and blue. Any introduced or non-native species are marked with an asterisk. Hope you enjoy them, and please contact me if I have mislabeled any of the flowers.

"Where flowers bloom, so does hope." - Lady Bird Johnson


Milk Maids; Toothwort
(Cardamine californica)
Douglas' Iris
(Iris douglasiana)
Baby Blue Eyes
(Nemophila menziesii)
Cow Parsnip
(Heracleum lanatum)
Star Lily; Zygadene
(Zigadenus micranthus)
English Plantain
(Plantago lanceolata)*
Brownie Thistle
(Cirsium quercetorum)
Miner’s Lettuce
(Claytonia perfoliata)
Coast Buckwheat
(Eriogonum latifolium)
Baby Stars
(Leptosiphon parviflorus)
No idea
Footsteps of Spring
(Sanicula arctopoides)
Sourgrass; Bermuda Buttercup
(Oxalis pes-caprae)*
Seep Spring; Monkey flower
(Mimulus guttatus)
Gold Field
(Lasthenia californica)
Sun Cup
(Camissonia ovata)
California Golden Violet; Johnny Jump-Up
(Viola pendunculata)
Not sure
Narrow-leaf Mule Ear
(Wyethia Angustifolia)
Coastal Tidy Tips
(Layia platyglossa)
Leopard Lily
(Lilium pardalinum)
Harlequin Flower
(Sparaxis tricolor)* 
Scarlet Pimpernel
(Anagallis arvensis)*
Sticky or Bush Monkeyflower
(Mimulus aurantiacus)
California Poppy
(Eschscholzia californica)
Live Forever; Dudleya
(Dudleya farinosa)
Crimson Columbine
(Aquilegia formosa)
Indian Warrior
(Pendicularis densiflora)
Some type of Dock? Not sure native or non-.
Morning Glory
(Calystegia purpurata)
Farewell to Spring; Coast Clarkia
(Clarkia amoena)
Checkerbloom; Wild Hollyhock
(Sidalcea malvaeflora)
More checkerbloom.
Andrew's Clintonia
(Clintonia Andrewsiana)
Shooting Stars
(Dodecatheon hendersonii)
Shooting Stars
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
Or it's Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgar)*
Dammit!
Foxglove
(Digitalis purpurea)*
Cows Clover
(Trifolium wormskioldii)
Rigid Hedge-Nettle
(Stachys ajugoides)
Ithuriel’s Spear
(Triteleia laxa)
Silver Bush Lupine - it's in big bushes
(Lupinus albifrons)
Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus)
Seaside Daisy
Sky Lupine - it's low to the ground
(Lupinus nanus)
Blue-eyed Grass
(Sisyrinchium bellum)
Forget-Me-Nots
(Myosotis discolor)*
More Douglas' Iris
(Iris douglasiana)
California lilac; Blueblossom (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus)
Tansy Phacelia
(Phacelia tanacetifolia)
Not yet sure. Anyone?


"The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs." - Malcolm de Chazal

"Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower." John Harrigan

"The Amen of nature is always a flower." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


Alrighty, then.
See you on the trail!
Peter J. Palmer