Bay Area wildflowers
Browse through colors, link to individual flowers, or use the search function to look for specific flowers.

Photo of bindweed
White (and cream)

• Alum-root
• Bedstraw
• Bellardia
• Bindweed
• Butterfly mariposa lily
• California manroot
• Calla lily
• Clematis
• Coast fairy bells
• Common muilla
• Common phacelia
• Cotton-batting plant
• Cow parsnip
• Creamcups
• Douglas' sandwort
• Fairy lanterns
• Fat Solomon's seal
• Ferdinand's iris
• Field chickweed
• Fragrant fritillary
• Fremont star lily
• Hairy morning glory
• Helleborine
• Hillside bogorchid
• Hooded lady's tresses
• Kelloggs yampah
• Mariposa lily
• Milkmaids
• Miner's lettuce
• Narrow-leaf milkweed
• Nuttall's milkvetch
• Pearly everlasting
• Popcorn flower
• Pussy ears
• Redwood ivy
• Salt marsh baccharis
• Saxifrage
• Seaside heliotrope
• Slim Solomon's seal
• Small flowered linanthus
• Spurry
• Thimbleberry
• Western coltsfoot
• Western heart's ease
• Western trillium
• Western wood anemone
• White brodiaea
• Wild carrot
• Wood strawberry
• Woodland star (and prairie star)
• Woolly fruit lomatium
• Yarrow
• Yerba buena

Photo of paintbrush
Red (and brown)

California fuchsia
California poppy
Clover, crimson
Columbine, crimson
Fetid adder's tongue
Figwort
Fringecups
Giant vetch
Giant trillium
Indian pink
Indian warrior
Larkspur, red
• Lily, leopard
Mission bells
Paintbrush
Scarlet pimpernel
Shinleaf
Spotted coralroot
Sticky monkeyflower
Thistle, venus
Tiburon mariposa lily
Wild ginger
Wind poppy
Photo of owl's clover
Purple (and pink)

• Bleeding heart
• Buckwheat
• California harebell
• California larkspur
• California milkweed
• California milkwort
• California scorpionweed
• Calypso orchid
• Candyflower
• Cardoon
• Checker-bloom
• Chinese houses
• Clarkia, elegant
• Clarkia, purple
• Clarkia, red ribbon
• Clover, purple sac
• Clover, rose
• Coast hedge nettle
• Coyote mint
• Cress, Brewer's rock
• Cress, coast rock
• Currant
• Davy centaury
• Dense boisduvalia
• Elegant brodiaea
• Filaree, broadleaf
• Foxglove
• Geranium, cutleaf
• Geranium, robert
• Hedgenettle
• Hummingbird sage
• Iris
• Jewelflower
• Moonwort
• Oakland star tulip
• Onion, jeweled
• Owl's clover
• Panicled willowherb
• Phlox, slender
• Pincushion plant
• Pink sand verbena
• Purple mouse ears
• Redmaids
• Redwood sorrel
• Salsify
• Salmonberry
• Sea fig
• Serpentine linanthus
• Shooting stars
• Sickleleaf onion
• Starflower
• Swamp knotweed
• Tall stephanomeria
• Thistle, cobweb
• Thistle, milk
• Toadflax
• True babystars
• Variableleaf collomia
• Windmill pink
• Wood rose
Forget-me-not
Blue

Baby blue-eyes
Blue and white lupine
Blue-eyed grass
Blue witch nightshade
Bluedicks
Chia
Chicory
Forget-me-nots
Gilia, bird's eye
Gilia, blue field
Gilia, California
Hound's tongue
Ithuriel's spear
Larkspur
Ookow
San Francisco collinsia
Vinegarweed

Photo of a Johnny-jump-up
Yellow

• Beach primrose
• Bermuda sorrel
• Birdsfoot lotus
• Bush poppy
• California buttercup
• California falselupine
• Coast arnica
• Coast lotus
• Coast tarweed
• Creamsacs
• Douglas's microseris
• Fiddlenecks
• Footsteps of spring
• Golden brodiaea
• Golden fairy-lantern
• Goldenfields
• Hairy wood-sorrel
• Johnny-jump-up
• Johhnytuck
• Lizardtail
• Meadowfoam
• Moth mullein
• Mule ear sunflower
• Mustard
• San Franciscan wallflower
• Seep monkeyflower
• Stream violet
• Suncup
• Tidytips
• Wallflower
• Woodland monolopia
• Yellow bush lupine
• Yellow-eyed grass
• Yellow glandweed
• Yellow mariposa lily
• Yellow sand verbena
• Yellow star thistle

Tips for flower identification

Links:
Bay Area Wildflowers http://bayareawildflowers.com/index.html
Wildflowers at Coe Park http://www.coepark.org/wildflowers/flower-album.html
Botanical Data Hosted at the Digital Library Project: http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/photos/flora/
Photos and info from Tilden's Botanical Garden advocacy group: Friends of the Regional Parks Botanical Garden http://www.nativeplants.org
California Academy of Sciences wildflowers site: California Wildflowers http://www.calacademy.org/research/botany/wildflow/
Some photos of flowers on Montara Mountain: Native Plants of Montara Mountain http://www.plants.montara.com/
Some photos of flowers at Almaden Quicksilver County Park: Wildflowers of Alamaden Quicklsilver County Park http://www.rettner.net/quicksilverflowers/index.html
If you're curious about etymology: Dictionary of Botanical Epithets http://www.winternet.com/~chuckg/dictionary.html
Some wildlflowers at Almaden: Almaden Wildflowers http://www.almaden.ibm.com/almaden/environs/wildflowers/





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