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Wildflower Guide - red/pink

beeflower red1 mjwBee Plant
Scrophularia californica
 
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Blooms: April - June
 

clarkia biloba twolobe clarkia mw dsc04560Biloba Clarkia, Mule-ear Clarkia, Twolobe Clarkia
Clarkia biloba ssp. biloba

Family: Onagraceae
Blooms: June
calandriniabreweri mjw dscn3528scBrewer's Calandrinia
Calandrinia breweri
 
Family: Montiaceae
Blooms: February - May
 

purple brewers rockcrest mjw dscn1368Brewer's Rockcress
Boechera breweri ssp. breweri
 
Family: Brassicaceae
Blooms: 
March - June
 
lathyrus latifolius  mw dscn1717Broad-leaved everlasting-pea
Lathyrus latifolius

Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: May - Aug
cirsium vulgare bull thistle kuBull thistle
Cirsium vulgare
 
Family: Asteraceae
Blooms: June - September
 
Photo: Ken-ichi Ueda

red epilobium canum 3 khCalifornia Fuchsia,
Hummingbird Fuchsia,
Zauschneria

Epilobium canum
 
Family: Onagraceae
Blooms: August - December
 
 Photo: Kevin Hintsa

lonicera hispidula mw p6104497bCalifornia Honeysuckle
Lonicera hispidula
 

Family:
 Caprifoliaceae
Blooms:
 May - June

 

asclepias californica milkweed plant mjw dscn1482.jpgCalifornia Milkweed
Asclepias californica

Family: Apocynaceae
Blooms: April - May

rosa californica khCalifornia Rose
Rosa californica
 
Family: Rosaceae
Blooms: May - June
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa

claytonia gypsophiloides mw dscn0194Candy Stripe, Claytonia
Claytonia gypsophiloides
 
Family: Montiaceae
Blooms: March - May
clarkia unguiculata elegant clarkia mw dsc01493scCanyon Clarkia, Elegant Clarkia
Clarkia unguiculata

Family: Onagraceae
Blooms: April - June
pink ribes malvaceum khChaparral Currant
Ribes malvaceum var. malvaceum
 
Family: Grossulariaceae
Blooms: January - March

Photo: Kevin Hintsa

pickeringia montana chaparral pea mw p5130464Chaparral Pea
Pickeringia montana var. montana
 
Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: May
heteromeles arbutifolia  img 3897 toyon - debbie mckeownChristmas Berry, Christmas Holly, Toyon (berries)
Heteromeles arbutifolia

Family: Rosaceae
Blooms: September - March
 
Photo: Debbie McKeown


clasping henbit lamium amplexicaule kh dscn3504Clasping Henbit, Henbit
Lamium amplexicaule
 
Family: Lamiaceae
Blooms: March- April
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa
 
cirsium occidentale mw dscn1749Cobweb Thistle, Venus Thistle
Cirsium occidentale

Family: Asteraceae
Blooms: April - July


allium unifolium khColonial Onion, Single-leaf Onion
Allium unifolium

Family: Alliaceae
Blooms: April - June

Photo: Kevin Hintsa

trifolium incarnatum crimson clover mw dsc06094Crimson Clover
Trifolium incarnatum

Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: April - June

geranium dissectum hfCut-leaf Geranium
Geranium dissectum
 
Family: Geraniaceae
Blooms: 
March - June

Photo: Hank Fabian - iNaturalist
 

fremont bush mallow malacothamnus fremontii mw p7014982Diablo Mallow, Fremont Bush Mallow, White Coat Mallow
Malacothamnus fremontii

Family: Malvaceae
Blooms: June - August
geranium molle mjwDove's Foot Geranium
Geranium molle
 
Family: Geraniaceae
Blooms: May - July
 

trifolium depauperatum khDwarf Sack Clover
Trifolium depauperatum
 
Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: March - May

leptosiphon androsaceus false babystars khFalse Babystars
Leptosiphon androsaceus

Family: Polemoniaceae
Blooms: April - June

Photo: Kevin Hintsa -  iNaturalist


thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum sbFoothill Meadow Rue (male)
Thalictrum fendleri var. polycarpum

Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: March - May


Photo:
Steve Beatty - iNaturalist

ribes speciosum mw dscn4066scFuchsia Flowering Gooseberry
Ribes speciosum
 
Family: Grossulariaceae
Blooms: January - May
 
purple trillium mjw dsc01087Giant Trillium
Trillium chloropetalum
 
Family: Melanthiaceae
Blooms: March - May
 
gilia clivorum mw dscn3896scGrassland Gilia, Purplespot Gilia
Gilia clivorum
 
Family: Polemoniaceae
Blooms: March - May
petrorhagia dubia khHairypink
Petrorhagia dubia

Family: Caryophyllaceae
Blooms: March - May

Photo: Kevin Hintsa - iNaturalist

stachys rigida hedge-nettle mwHedge-nettle, Wood Mint
Stachys rigida var. rigida

Family: Lamiaceae
Blooms: May - August
ribes californicum 1ribes californicum 2Hill Gooseberry, Hillside Gooseberry
Ribes californicum var. californicum
 
Family: Grossulariaceae
Blooms: January - March
 

Photo: Angela Pai
iNaturalist.org (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

allium acuminatum 2c khHooker's Onion
Allium acuminatum

Family: Alliaceae
Blooms: June

Photo: Kevin Hintsa

red indian paintbrush spring2 mjwIndian Paintbrush
Castilleja affinis ssp. affinis
 
Family: Orobanchaceae
Blooms: February - June
 
red california indian pink2 mjw dsc06547Indian Pink
Silene laciniata ssp. californica
 
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Blooms: May - July
 

indian warrier red spring mjw p1010101cIndian Warrior
Pedicularis densiflora
 
Family: Orobanchaceae
Blooms: February - May
 
collinsia tinctoria mw dscn2843Iodine Collinsia
Collinsia tinctoria

Family: Plantaginaceae
Blooms: May - June
carduus pycnocephalus italian thistle mjw dscn4297Italian Thistle
Carduus pycnocephalus ssp. pycnocephalus

Family: Asteraceae
Blooms: May - July
geranium purpureum lesser herb robert khLesser Herb Robert
Geranium purpureum
 
Family: Geraniaceae
Blooms: April - September
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa - iNaturalist

claytonia exigua mw dscn2469Little Spring Beauty
Claytonia exigua ssp exigua
 
Family: Montiaceae
Blooms: March - May
plectritis ciliosa long spurred plectritis mw dscn3859Long Spurred Plectritis
Plectritis ciliosa
 
Family: Valerianaceae
Blooms: March - May

 

chorizanthe membranacea pink spineflower mw dscn2790-dscn2789Membranous Chorizanthe, Spineflower
Chorizanthe membranacea
 
Family: Polygonaceae
Blooms:  May - June

 
Mount Diablo Buckwheateriogonum truncatum mount diablo buckwheat sh
Eriogonum truncatum
 
Family: Polygonaceae
Blooms:  May - June

 
Photo: Scott Hein
arctostaphylos auriculata clipped kharctostaphylos auriculata mt. diablo manzanita 1157 uknMount Diablo Manzanita
Arctostaphylos auriculata
 
Family: Ericaceae
Blooms: January - March
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa

erodium moschatum dscn3905Musky Storksbill
Erodium moschatum

Family: Geraniaceae
Blooms: March - June
castilleja exserta dscn3869scOwl's Clover, Purple Owl's Clover
Castilleja exserta

Family: Orobanchaceae
Blooms: March - May
mimulus rattanii rattan monkeyflower mw dsc06288sRattan's Monkeyflower
Mimulus rattanii

Family: Phrymaceae
Blooms: May -  June
delphinium nudicaule khRed Larkspur, Orange Larkspur
Delphinium nudicaule
 
Family: Ranunculaceae
Blooms: March - June
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa

calandrinia menziesii mjw dscn3570scRed Maids
Calandrinia menziesii

Family: Montiaceae
Blooms: January through April

clarkia concinna red ribbons clarkia mw p6124573Red Ribbons Clarkia
Clarkia concinna ssp. concinna

Family: Onagraceae
Blooms: May -  June
keckiella corymbosa red rock penstemon mw p7055051Red Rock Penstemon
Keckiella corymbosa

Family: Plantaginaceae
Blooms: July - September

spergularia rubra hfRed Sand-spurry, Small-flower Catchfly
Spergularia rubra
 
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Blooms: January - December
 
Photo: Hank Fabian - iNaturalist

erodium cicutarium redstem filaree dtRedstem Filaree
Erodium cicutarium
 
Family: Geraniaceae
Blooms: March - June
 
Photo: Damon Tighe - iNaturalist

 

trifolium hirtum mw dscn4285Rose Clover
Trifolium hirtum

Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: February - March
 

mimulus cardinalis scarlet monkeyflower mw p6270054mimulus cardinalis scarlet monkeyflower mw p6270053Scarlet Monkeyflower, Red Monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalis

Family: Phrymaceae
Blooms: August - October

Photo: Mike Woodring
allium serra khSerrated Onion
Allium serra

Family: Alliaceae
Blooms: April - May

Photo: Kevin Hintsa

plectritis macrocera short-spurred plectritis mw dsc06307splectritis macrocera flower mw dscn3916Short Spurred Plectritis
Plectritis macrocera
 
Family: Valerianaceae
Blooms: March - May
slender phlox microsteris gracilis mjw dscn3753csSlender Phlox, Annual Phlox
 Microsteris gracilis
 
Family: Polemoniaceae
Blooms: March- April
 
antirrhinum vexillocalyculatum snapdragon mw scn2841Snapdragon
Antirrhinum vexillocalyculatum

Family: Plantaginaceae
Blooms: June - September

symphoricarpos albus kuSnowberry
Symphoricarpos albus var. laevigatus

Family: Caprifoliaceae
Blooms: April - May

Photo: Kevin Hintsa

acmispon americanus khSpanish Lotus, Spanish Clover
Acmispon americanus var. americanus

Family: Caprifoliaceae
Blooms: April - May

Photo: Kevin Hintsa
spring vetch mw dscn3652scSpring Vetch
Vicia sativa
 

Family: 
Fabaceae
Blooms: 
February - May

aquilegia eximia stream columbine khStream Columbine, Serpentine Columbine
Aquilegia eximia

Family: Ranunculaceae
Blooms: June - July

Photo: Kevin Hintsa

epilobium brachycarpum ku-1epilobium brachycarpum ku-2Summer Cottonweed, Panicled Willowherb
Epilobium brachycarpum

Family: Onagraceae
Blooms: March - August

Photo: Kevin Hintsa
leptosiphon bicolor bicolored linanthus true babystars khTrue Babystars
Leptosiphon bicolor

Family: Polemoniaceae
Blooms: March - May

Photo: Kevin Hintsa


leptosiphon ciliatus whisker brush mwdscn2724Whisker Brush
Leptosiphon ciliatus

Family: 
Polemoniaceae

Blooms: 
April - June
silene gallica mw dscn4260Windmill Pink, Small-Flower Catchfly
Silene gallica

Family: Caprifoliaceae
Blooms: April - May


clarkia purpurea wine cup clarkia mw dscn0439Winecup Clarkia
Clarkia purpurea

Family: Onagraceae
Blooms: May -  July
vicia villosa winter vetch mwWinter Vetch
Vicia villosa

Family: 
Fabaceae
Blooms: 
February - April
  


aquilegia formosa columbine mjw dsc01604Woodland Columbine, Crimson Columbine, Western Columbine
Aquilegia formosa
 
Family: Ranunculaceae
Blooms: May
 
red indian paintbrush spring1 mjwWoolly Paintbrush, Woolly Painted Cup
Castilleja foliolosa
 
Family: Orobanchaceae
Blooms: March - April