Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 2, 2018

Pt. Reyes & Big Rock Wildflowers 4/2/18

Chimney Rock and the lighthouse are almost always pretty windy at Pt. Reyes but today they were much  windier than usual. Possibly the windiest I have experienced them. At the lighthouse area we spent about a half hour on the hills behind the lighthouse checking out the wildflowers.

After that we went to Chimney Rock but decided to not fight the wind to go out to the point. and only looked at flowers around the parking lot area. After that we did some roadside flowers in Pt. Reyes and found many of the flowers we would have seen at Chimney Rock including Pussy Ears and Checker Lily.

We did a brief stop along Nicasio Reservoir and found Fragrant Fritillary still in bloom. After that we went to Big  Rock along Lucas Valley Road and found some nice displays of Goldfields, Blennosperma, Johnny Tuck and California Buttercups.

It was not a good day for flower photography due to the winds and bright sun. Tomorrow I will post some photos from the past three days at Pt. Reyes.

See a wildflower slideshow for the three days I spent looking at wildflowers at Pt. Reyes at YouTube at 3 Days at Pt. Reyes

Click Read more to see Plant Lists

Lighthouse Parking area

  • Douglas Iris
  • Goldfields – s species
  • Lupine – 2 species
  • Wild Cucumber or Manroot
  • California Buttercup
  • Baby Blue-eyes (white and light blue varieties)
  • Chickweed (Cerastium)
  • a Phacelia
  • Wallflower
  • Arabis
  • a Paintbrush
  • California Poppy
  • Checkermallow
  • Beach Strawberry
  • Cream Cups
  • Suncups
  • Miner’s Lettuce
  • a Larkspur

Chimney Rock (near parking area)

  • Johnny Tuck
  • Goldfields
  • Suncups
  • California Poppy
  • a Lupine species
  • Douglas Iris
  • Checkermallow
  • Morning Glory

Pt. Reyes Roadside

  • Douglas Iris
  • California Buttercup
  • Mule’s Ear
  • a Trifolium clover
  • Strawberry
  • Hedge Nettle
  • Checker Lily
  • Pussy Ears
  • Suncups
  • Johnny tuck
  • Blue-eyed Grass
  • Chickweed (Cerasium)
  • Morning Glory
  • Footsteps of Spring

Big Rock

  • Goldfields
  • Blenosperma
  • Johnny Tuck
  • California Buttercups
  • California Poppy
  • Yarrow
  • Cream Cups
  • Hog Fennel
  • Blue-eyed Grass
  • Owl’s Clover
  • Mustang Clover
  • Blue Dicks
  • Red Maids



  1. […] April 2, 2018: Point Reyes Roadsides, Chimney Rock, Lighthouse and Big Rock […]


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