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Wildflower Guide - blue/purple


lupinus succulentus khArroyo Lupine
Lupinus succulentus
 

Family: 
Fabaceae
Blooms: 
March - June
 
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 Hinsta
 
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
 

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

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

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

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

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

ceanothus oliganthuskhJim Brush
Ceanothus oliganthus var. sorediatus

Family: Rhamnaceae
Blooms: March - May
 
Photo: Kevin Hintsa

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

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 Hinsta

lupinus albifrons khSilver Bush Lupine, Silver Lupine
Lupinus albifrons ssp. albifrons
 
Family: Fabaceae
Blooms: March -  May
 
Photo: Kevin Hinsta
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 Hinsta
trifolium willdenovii 2 khTomcat Clover
Trifolium willdenovii
 
Family: 
Fabaceae
Blooms: 
March - April
 
Photo: Kevin Hinsta