Apiaceae

Apiceae

The small flowers are radially symmetrical with 5 small sepals, 5 petals, and 5 stamens.


Aster

Aster

The aster, daisy, or sunflower family is the second largest family of flowering plants in terms of the number of species.


Baby Blue Eyes

Baby Blue Eyes

These are one of the most popular flowers for viewing because of their brilliant blue color. These saucer-shaped flowers grow 4 to 14 inches tall and are found in predominantly damp areas. The seeds of this flower are often found in wildflower seed mixtures.


Beavertail Cactus

Beavertail Cactus

These are blue-gray, growing to a length of 14 cm and are maximum 10 cm wide and 1 to 1.5 cm thick. They are usually spineless, but instead have small, barbed bristles, called glochids, that easily penetrate the skin. The rose purple flowers bloom from spring to early summer.


Blazing Star

Blazing Star

They are commonly called blazing stars or stickleafs; other names include “evening stars” and “moonflowers”.


Blue Dicks

Blue Dicks

Flowers have six fertile stamens, deeply notched, lanceolate, white, angled inward, slightly reflexed at tip, with outer filaments wider at the base. It has a twisted and fleshy peduncle, a set of membranous, petal-like stamen appendages around the anthers, and angular black seeds.


Butterfly Mariposa Lily

Mariposa Lily

The petals may be a variety of colors from white to pale pink, or purple to bright red or orange, and sport a large, dark central blotch and a smaller, paler blotch above.


California Buckwheat

California Buckwheat

Flowers appear in dense, frilly clusters which may be anywhere from a few millimeters to 15 centimeters wide. Each individual flower is pink and white and only a few millimeters across.


California Poppy

California Poppy

This is California’s official state flower and responds to the sun by opening and closing with the light. They also emit a spicy fragrance which attracts small beetles that assist in pollination, assuring the continuance of the flower.


Caterpillar Phacelia

Caterpillar Phacelia

This is an annual herb which varies greatly in size from a small patch a few centimeters wide to an erect form approaching 40 centimeters tall.


Chia

chia

It has oblong-ovate basal leaves that are 2 to 10 centimeters long. The leaves themselves are pinnately dissected and the lobes are rounded irregularly.


Coreopsis

Coreopsis

This flower is traditionally one of the first bloomers in the Tejon Pass. The name comes from the Greek word meaning “like a tick”. This flower grows from 6 to 14 inches tall, often in brick-like soil.


Cream Cups

Cream Cups

This is an annual herb which is quite variable in appearance. The oppositely-arranged leaves are 2 to 8 centimeters long and linear, lanceolate, or oblong in shape.


Desert Mariposa Lily

Desert Mariposa Lily

Each flower has three sepals and three petals which are usually spotted at the bases. The petals may be 5 centimeters long and are yellow, orange, or red in color.


Desert Primrose

Desert Primrose

The plant is grayish with basal, deltoid leaves. The large white flowers turn pinkish as they mature. When the plants die, the stems curl upward and form the “birdcage” for which the common name is derived.


Fiddleneck

Fiddleneck

These flowers obtained their name because the tiny yellow flowers curl like the neck of a fiddle. They can grow up to 2 feet tall. These flowers are often considered a weed because of the sparse sticky bristles. They are often eliminated because, like many wildflowers, the seeds are poisonous to livestock.


Globe Gilia

Globe Gilia

This wildflower is somewhat variable in appearance with branching, leafy stems reaching anywhere from 10 to 90 centimeters in maximum height and sometimes having glandular hairs on the fleshy herbage. The leaves are divided into toothed or lobed leaflets. Atop the branches of the thick stem are spherical inflorescences of 50 to 100 small flowers.


Goldfields

Goldfields

This is an annual herb approaching a maximum height near 40 centimeters but generally staying much smaller. The plant is quite variable in appearance across subspecies and climates. The leaves are hairy, somewhat linear in shape, and one to seven centimeters long.


Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush

This is one of the most recognizable wildflowers in our area. The flash of red among the other desert plants is not actually the flower but rather a floral bract. Height is 4 to 16 inches.


Lupine

Lupine

These popular flowers are bright blue or purple with a white top notch. Lupines grow from 12 to 18 inches. While the Latin name implies robbing, the lupine actually adds nutrients to the soil. More than 60 species of lupine are found in California.


Mustard

Mustard

Mustards are several plant species in the genera Brassica and Sinapis whose small mustard seeds are used as a spice.


Popcorn Flower

Popcorn Flower

These are small herbaceous plants which bear tiny white or yellow flowers.


Prickly Poppy

Prickly Poppy

This poppy bears its flowers on erect, spiny stems which can exceed a meter in height. The mint-green lobed leaves are also very prickly. The white poppy blooms usually have six crinkly petals, each up to 4 centimeters long.


Rabbit Brush

Rabbit Brush

Flower heads are numerous and occur in umbrella-shaped terminal clusters. The shrub reproduces from seeds and root sprouts. Leaves, depending on the subspecies, are long and narrow to spatula-shaped. Both the flexible (rubbery) stems and the leaves are greenish-gray with a soft, felt-like covering.


Red Maid

Red Maid

This is an annual herb which varies greatly in size from a small patch a few centimeters wide to an erect form approaching 40 centimeters tall.


Spreading Fleabane

Spreading Fleabane

It bears small, attractive daisy-like flowers with up to 150 ray flowers, giving the round flowerhead a frilly look. The flowers may be white or a light shade of purple. The plump yellow or greenish-yellow centers are made up of tiny disk flowers.


Storksbill Filaree

Storksbill Filaree

It is a hairy, sticky annual. The stems bear bright pink flowers, arranged in loose clusters, and often have dark spots on the bases.


Sun Cup

Sun Cup

These flowers generally open at dawn, and may be yellow, white, or lavender, often with darker shades at the base. They are usually cup-shaped, thus the common name.


Thistle Sage

Thistle Sage

The wooly white basal leaves resemble a thistle’s with long spines, while the flowers grow in whorls on calyces that are wooly and spiny. The flowers are a vibrant lavender with bright orange anthers.


Tropidocarpum Gracile

Tropidocarpum Gracile

The caper-fruited tropidocarpum, is a plant endemic to California generally considered to be extinct since the 1950s, but has been reported since.


Yarrow

Yarrow

Because yarrow serves as a dependable blood coagulant, it was among the herbs the early colonists brought to America. This flower, named for achilleas, grows up to 2 feet tall and is extremely resilient.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.