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Wildflower Guide - blue/purple

 
lupinus succulentus khArroyo Lupine
Lupinus succulentus
 

Family: 
Fabaceae
Blooms: 
March - June
 
Photo: 
Kevin Hintsa
baby blue eyes mjw dscn1055cbBaby Blue Eyes
Nemophila menziesii var. menziesii
 
Family: Boraginaceae
Blooms: March - April
 

birds eye gilia tricolor dscn3864scBird's Eye Gilia
Gilia tricolor ssp. tricolor

Family: Polemoniaceae
Blooms: March - May
 
salvia mellifera khBlack Sage
Salvia mellifera

Family: 
Lamiaceae 
Blooms: 
March - July
 
Photo: 
Kevin Hintsa
 
lupinus microcarpus 2 khBlue Chick Lupine, Chick Lupine
Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus

Family: 
Fabaceae
Blooms: 
April - May
 
Photo: 
Kevin Hintsa


dichelostemma capitatum hkBlue Dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
also see white form
 
Family: Themidaceae
Blooms: 
February - May
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa

blue eyed grass mjw dsc04166Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
 
Family: Iridaceae
Blooms: March - April
 

allophyllum gilioides mw dscn3896scBlue False Gilia
Allophyllum gilioides ssp. gilioides (4-8 flowers)
 
Family: Polemoniaceae
Blooms: April - May


skullcaps mjw dscn2580Blue Skullcap
Scutellaria tuberosa

Family: Lamiaceae
Blooms: March - April
blue solanum umbelliferum khBlue Witch, Nightshade
Solanum umbelliferum
 
Family: Solanaceae
Blooms: March - June

Photo: Kevin Hintsa
 
blue eyed mary collinsia sparsiflora mw dscn3631scBlue-eyed Mary, Spinster's Blue Eyed Mary
Collinsia sparsiflora
 
Family: 
Plantaginaceae

Blooms: 
Spring
 
phacelia breweri 3 brewers phacelia khBrewer's Phacelia
 Phacelia breweri

Family: Boraginaceae
Blooms: April - May

Photo: Kevin Hintsa

gilia achilleifolia ssp. achilleifolia california gilia bkCalifornia Gilia
Gilia achilleifolia ssp. achilleifolia

Family: Polemoniaceae
Blooms: April - June

Photo: Bill Karieva
pediomelum californicum 2 khCalifornia Psoralea, Indian Breadroot
Pediomelum californicum

Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: May - June

Photo: Bill Karieva
purple broomrape mjw dsc01499Chaparral Broomrape, Tuberous Broomrape
Orobanche bulbosa
 
Family: Orobanchaceae
Blooms: March - June
 

campanula exigua chaparral harebell mw dscn2829Chaparral Harebell
Campanula exigua

Family: Campanulaceae
Blooms: May - June
penstemon heterophyllus mw p6084431bChaparral Penstemon, Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus var. heterophyllus

Family: Plantaginaceae
Blooms: April - June
 
chia salvia columbariae mw p6084436-dscn2654Chia
Salvia columbariae

Family: Lamiaceae
Blooms: May - June
rafinesquia californica khChicory
Rafinesquia californica
 
Family: Asteraceae
Blooms: April - May

 Photo: Kevin Hintsa


collinsia heterophylla chinese houses mw dsc04093Chinese Houses
Collinsia heterophylla
 
Family: Plantaginaceae
Blooms: April - June


streptanthus glandulosus mw dscn1539Common Jewelflower, Most Beautiful Jewelflower
Streptanthus glandulosus ssp. glandulosus
 
Family: Brassicaceae
Blooms: April - June


dove lupine mjw dscn1414sDove Lupine
Lupinus bicolor
 
Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: February - May
 

navarretia pubescens khDowny Navarretia
Navarretia pubescens

Family: Polemoniaceae
Blooms: May - June

 Photo: Kevin Hintsa

greater periwinkle bkGreater Periwinkle
Vinca major
 
Family: Apocynaceae
Blooms: March - April
 
Photo: Bill Karieva

brodiaea elegans harvest bordiaea mw dscn0447Harvest Brodiaea
Brodiaea elegans ssp. elegans

Family: Themidaceae
Blooms: May - June
stachys rigida hedge-nettle mwHedge-nettle, Wood Mint
Stachys rigida var. rigida
 
Family: Lamiaceae
Blooms: May - August
hillside pea lathyrus vestitus mjw dscn3583Hillside Pea, Pacifc Pea, Woodland Pea
Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus
 
Family: 
Fabaceae
Blooms: 
March - June
 
cynoglossum grande hounds tongue - kevin hintsaHound's Tongue
Cynoglossum grande
 
Family: Boraginaceae
Blooms: February - March
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa

triteleia laxa mw p6064362Ithuriel's Spear, Grass Nut
Triteleia laxa
 
Family: Themidaceae
Blooms: April - May


ceanothus oliganthus var. sorediatus jim brush sb img 2748ceanothus oliganthus var. sorediatus jim brush sb img 2751Jim Brush
Ceanothus oliganthus var. sorediatus

Family: Rhamnaceae
Blooms: March - May
 
Photo: Steve Beatty

antirrhinum kelloggii kelloggs snapdragon mw dscn0400scKellogg's Snapdragon
Antirrhinum kelloggii

Family: Plantaginaceae
Blooms: April - May

Notes: Fire Follower
 

streptanthus hispidus khMount Diablo Jewel Flower
Streptanthus hispidus

Family: Brassicaceae
Blooms: March -  June

Photo: Kevin Hintsa

orobanche uniflora naked broomerape mw dscn3986scbNaked Broomerape, Ghost pipe
Orobanche uniflora 

Family: Orobanchaceae
Blooms: April - May

Photo: Mike Woodring

dichelostemma congestum ookow khOokow, Field Brodiaea, Fork-toothed Ookow
Dichelostemma congestum

Family: Themidaceae
Blooms: April

Photo: Kevin Hintsa - iNaturalist

tragopogon porrifolius kuOyster Plant, Purple Salsify
Tragopogon porrifolius

Family: Asteraceae
Blooms: May

Photo: Ken-ichi Ueda - iNaturalist
primula clevelandii ssp. patula shooting star jp img 2198Padre's Shooting Star, Shooting Star
Primula clevelandii ssp. patula
 
Family: Primulaceae
Blooms: February - April
 
Photo: Jayah Faye Paley


mimulus douglasii brownies inaturalist-observations-5254325Purple Mouse Ears, Brownies
Mimulus douglasii

Family: Phrymaceae
Blooms: February - March

Photo: iNaturalist
purple sanicle sanicula bipinnatifida mjw dscn3611scPurple Sanicle, Shoe Buttons
Sanicula bipinnatifida
 
Family: Apiaceae
Blooms: March
 
gilia clivorum mw dscn3896scPurplespot Gilia, Grassland Gilia
Gilia clivorum
 
Family: Polemoniaceae
Blooms: March - April
delphinium variegatum khRoyal Larkspur
Delphinium variegatum ssp. variegatum
 
Family: Ranunculaceae
Blooms: March -  June
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa

lupinus albifrons khSilver Bush Lupine, Silver Lupine
Lupinus albifrons ssp. albifrons
 
Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: March -  May
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa
gilia achilleifolia khSmall California Gilia
Gilia achilleifolia ssp. multicaulis
 
Family: Ranunculaceae
Blooms: March -  June


delphinium variegatum dscn3871scSpreading Larkspur
Delphinium patens ssp patens
 
Family: Delphinium
Blooms: March - May
 

phacelia divaricata khSpreading Phacelia
Phacelia divaricata

Family: Boraginaceae
Blooms: March -  May
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa
trifolium willdenovii 2 khTomcat Clover
Trifolium willdenovii
 
Family: 
Fabaceae
Blooms: 
March - April
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa
 
delphinium hesperium khWestern Larkspur
Delphinium hesperium ssp. hesperium
 
Family: Ranunculaceae

Blooms: 
May - June
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa