Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 12, 2012

Twenty South Bay Wildflower Hotspots

Edgewood, Henry Coe and the Pinnacles are well-known as wildflower hotspots.  Here is a list of 20 wildflower hotspots in the South Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, and beyond that includes others you may have missed. It is posted on the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District website with links to agency websites for more information about trails and logistics. It was developed from a presentation on Wildflower Hotspots of the Santa Cruz Mountains by Cindy Roessler, Senior Resource Management Specialist from the 2011 wildflower show of the of the Santa Clara Chapter of  the California Native Plant Society. Check the list out for yourself: Wildflower Hotspots of the Santa Cruz Mountains


  1. Yesterday morning in Mountain View and Woodside was gorgeous. I drove by the Stanford hills though and noticed that they are still dun with only a little green in the folds of the hills. The mustard by 280 was vibrant though.

    When the afternoon clouded over i spent the time reading up on wildflower sites near the Bay Area and found your blog. I’m sad to see that Death Valley is expecting less bloom: i suspect that will be a common experience across the state.


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