Wildflower Reports: What’s Blooming Where

Wildflower Bloom Reports (Recent wildflower bloom reports and updates on Natural History Wanderings)

Northern California Wildflower Hotspots: a series of articles on wildflower hotspots on Natural History Wanderings)

Wildflower Hikes (Articles on hikes and wildflower areas on Natural History Wanderings)

California Plant Floras and Wildflower Field Guides (List of mostly print California plant floras and field guides to help in your plant exploration and identification

California Plant Lists (Detailed  plant lists for many California Parks and Wildflower sites)

Arizona Wildflower Websites and Books

Colorado Wildflower Websites and Books

Nevada Wildflower Websites and Books

New Mexico Wildflower Websites and Books

Oregon and Washington Wildflower Websites and Books 

Texas Wildflower Sites

Utah Wildflower Websites and Books

National Forest Wildflower Viewing Areas

Wildflower Photography Tips (Articles on wildflower photography)

Western Native Plant Societies, Scientific Societies, and Botanical Institutions

How To Read A  Wildflower Report (Article on Natural History Wanderings)

Links to California Wildflower Websites:

 

The listings below are links to parks and other public lands with good wildflower viewing.  To get current information contact each site by phone or email.

This page updated as resources change.  Suggestions for additions to this list are most welcome.   If you have a suggestion, please put it in the response box below and click the submit button.

As a reminder no matter where you go please follow these guidelines from the Kern county wildflower website:  “Please keep in mind that many displays, while visible from public areas, are contained on private property. Please respect all signs regarding accessibility, and do not trespass on private property to view wildflowers.  Picking wildflowers is illegal, and removing them interferes with pollination and reduces their numbers. Transplanting blooming wildflowers is rarely successful. Please enjoy their beauty without damaging them.”

Thanks.

Responses

  1. On your list of Utah sources for Wildflower info you should include:
    Wasatch Wildflowers: a field guide
    Flora of the Wasatch (app for Android and iOS)
    Capitol Reef Wild flowers

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    • Thanks for the suggestions. They all look good and I have added them to the Utah Wildflowers resource page.

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  2. […] the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Wildflower Hotline. Sandy Steinman has a comprehensive list of links to wildflower reports on his […]

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  3. […] reports. One of the best is Sandy Steinman’s blog, which has a comprehensive list of links to wildflower reports. The CalPhoto group on Yahoo is a great place to get information from other photographers. […]

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  4. […] the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Wildflower Hotline. Sandy Steinman has a comprehensive list of links to wildflower reports on his […]

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  5. […] blog is a comprehensive source on the best and latest blooms in California and across the Western US. Plus, this is a good site to […]

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  6. Daniel Reports: On Monday 4/13/15 I went hiking on three different trails at Point Reyes National Seashores. I started out going to Keyhole Beach and here is where I saw the highest concentration of flowers together. Granted many of the flowers were yellow mustard and small white & pink flowers. However, there were small patches with a high concentration of California poppies together on the hillside near the beach. For a short hike and to see a lot of flowers, the path to Keyhole Beach is the place I would recommend.

    I next hiked to Abbott’s Lagoon. The first half of the hike is though a grassland area with spots of California poppies all along the trail. However, the vegetation is this area is at least one third dried out. When you get to the Lagoon area there are more variety of wildflowers with spots of Douglas Iris, yellow bush lupines, and even goldfields on the hills. I saw one good size patch of yellow flowers (California buttercups) but other then that the flowers were not as concentrated together as compared to Keyhole Beach. As for wildlife, I saw some song sparrows and quail roaming around the grassland area.

    The last stop of the day was hiking the trail to Chimney Rock. There are a lot of Douglas Iris flowers as reported but they seemed to be spread out over a large area on the trails and the fields along Sir Francis Drake Blvd. There are many spots with several flowers close together but no large concentrated patches for those looking for a flower field wow factor location. The Chimney Rock trail did seem to have the most variety of different types of wildflowers such as blue eyed grass, paintbrush, different types of lupines, morning glory, ect. There are also two good locations to view the elephant seals on the beaches.

    On a side note, last Friday, April 10th I went abalone diving and camping at Ocean Cove near Jenner, CA. When taking the cliff-side trail from the Ocean Cove campground to Stillwater Cove, I was nicely surprised to see many wildflowers along the trail. One can imagine that there are many similar small hidden wildflower spots all along the Northern California coastline.

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    • Thanks for your report. I re-posted it on the main page. You hit the same three spots I went to two weeks ago. I agree these are three of the best wildflower spots at Pt. Reyes.
      Sandy

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  8. What does Bear Valley Colusa county look like as of April 9th 2014? Didn’t see any reports on the wildflowers there. Thank you! Love the site

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  9. […] reports. One of the best is Sandy Steinman’s blog, which has a comprehensive list of links to wildflower reports. The CalPhoto group on Yahoo is a great place to get information from other photographers. […]

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  13. Has anyone been to North Table Mountain? I am planning a trip there this saturday and would like to know how the wildflower bloom is.

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    • There have been several reports at the Calphoto Yahoo discussion group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/calphoto/
      You can also call Oroville Chamber of Commerce 916-533-2542 or 800-655-4653 (call for current bloom) or the New Melones Reservoir visitor center at 209-536-9543 or 209-536-9094

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  17. […] Natural History Wanderings – A comprehensive site listing links for botany, ornithology, and natural history around the West. […]

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  20. Sandy, yesterday the emails from you changed and are now blank. the only thing I get is the Header. Any ideas as to what has changed?

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  21. […] the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Wildflower Hotline. Sandy Steinman has a comprehensive list of links to wildflower reports on his […]

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  22. […] the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Wildflower Hotline. Sandy Steinman has a comprehensive list of links to wildflower reports on his […]

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  23. […] History Wanderings website that lists a LOT of wildflower reports. You can see his post here: Wildflower Reports at Natural History Wanderings Tweet This Post […]

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  24. Sandy, thanks for the information and postings; all wildflower lovers can use information as to what is where, when.

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  25. […] Wildflower Reports: What’s Blooming Where […]

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  26. http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Bloom_Clock is a research project open to the public. It started about three years ago, but it has dwindled since then. It would be great if wildflower enthusiasts from around the globe would contribute observations!

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  27. good list
    here’s another one for socal
    http://www.researchlearningcenter.org/bloom/

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  28. This is a great website

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