Summary of Plants Blooming in the San Gabriel Mountains By Month

We stopped updating this page in May 2001

In this page, usually at the end of each month, we summarize all our observations to produce our best estimates of which plants are blooming currently.

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Latest observations: May 15, Mt. Hillyer ridge from Santa Clara Divide Road; May 21, San Olene Fire Road

Plants in bloom in May:

April observations: April 18, Angeles Crest Highway, La Canada to Red Box; April 26, Eaton Canyon

Plants in bloom in April:

March observations: March 1, Big Tujunga Canyon to Angeles Forest Highway to Angeles Crest Highway; March 20, Angeles Crest Highway; March 24, Ben Overturff Trail / Sawpit Fire Road; March 25, La Tuna Canyon; March 26, Eaton Canyon Wash; March 26, Sam Merrill Trail, first mile

Plants in bloom in March:

February observations: February 11, Eaton Canyon; February 20, Marshall Canyon, Equestrian Center to ridge next to Cobal Canyon

Plants in bloom in February:

January observations: January 9, Mt. Wilson Toll Road, Horse Trail and Eaton Canyon Service Road

Plants in bloom in January:

Note that telegraph weed, tree tobacco and at least one of the species of sunflowers can be found in bloom nearly year-round.

For date and location of the observations, see Observations of Plants Blooming With Locations. More descriptions of blooming plants, along with many other natural observations, can sometimes be found in Jane Strong's Seasons of the San Gabriels and San Gabriel Mountains Leaf Log.

To identify an unknown plant, use the 2001, 2000 or 1999 Bloom Identification Guide, each giving a month-by-month record of when plants bloomed in the SGM.

Plant List for San Gabriel Mountains Bloom Identification Pages: Sort by Common Name or Latin Name

For general places to look for wildflowers, see Jane Strong's Wildflower Locations in the San Gabriel Mountains.

An analysis of the Number of Plants Blooming By Month In 1999.

Plants blooming now outside the SGM

Plants Blooming In The San Gabriel Mountains - 1997 and 1998 Observations

Also see Relation Of Culinary Plants To SGM Plants

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Updated 10 March 2003.