The Calpidder blog has a wildflower report for 13 mile hike atRancho Cañada del Oro which is south of San Jose. Here is a quote highlighting their findings. See full post and photos at: Rancho Cañada del Oro and South Bay Wildflower Report – Calipidder | Calipidder.
Although it’s been a dry winter I was hoping that a little recent rain would help nudge the wildflowers along. They are out, but it is a disappointing season in both quantity and quality. I found a nice variety but they were few and far between. The most common wildflowers I saw were milk maids, Indian Warrior, Hounds Tongue, and shooting stars. A surprising crop of star lily kept me entertained, and it looks like the poppies are about to come in. It is by no means a bumper crop this year, but I do really love local spring hikes when there are wildflowers lining the trail.