Bloom Identification Guide For The San Gabriel Mountains - Green, Blue and Purple Blooms

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 2000

PlantJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecPlant
 
Green Flowers
Euphorbia characias*              Euphorbia characias*
Wild Oats*
Avena fatua
   beginningfull        Wild Oats*
Avena fatua
Blue Flowers
Baby Blue Eyes
Nemophila menziesii
   beginningfull        Baby Blue Eyes
Nemophila menziesii
Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
      full      Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
Blue-eyed Mary
Collinsia parviflora
    full        Blue-eyed Mary
Collinsia parviflora
California Lilac
Hairy Ceanothus
C. oliganthus
   beginning       buds California Lilac
Hairy Ceanothus
C. oliganthus
Chia
Salvia columbariae
   fullfull       Chia
Salvia columbariae
Blue Larkspur
Delphinium sp.
    full        Blue Larkspur
Delphinium sp.
Woolstar
Eriastrum densifolium
     fullfullending     Woolstar
Eriastrum densifolium
Purple Flowers
Beardtongue
Penstemon grinnellii
    beginningfullfull      Beardtongue
Penstemon grinnellii
Blue Dicks
(Wild Hyacinth)
Dichelostemma capitatum
   beginning         Blue Dicks
(Wild Hyacinth)
Dichelostemma capitatum
Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus fremontii
     full      Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus fremontii
California Bells
Phacelia minor
   fullfull        California Bells
Phacelia minor
Chinese houses
Collinsia heterophylla
    full        Chinese houses
Collinsia heterophylla
Clarkia
Clarkia sp.
    full       Clarkia
Clarkia sp.
Desert Sage
Salvia dorrii
    full        Desert Sage
Salvia dorrii
Redstem Filaree*
Erodium cicutarium
  beginningfull       full Redstem Filaree*
Erodium cicutarium
Fleabane Daisy
like an aster
Erigeron foliosus
      fullfullfullfull  Fleabane Daisy
like an aster
Erigeron foliosus
Gilia
Gilia sp.
            Gilia
Gilia sp.
Lupine
Lupinus sp.
  beginningfullfullfullfull      Lupine
Lupinus sp.
Purple Nightshade
Solanum xanti
   beginningfull       Purple Nightshade
Solanum xanti
Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus
    full        Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus
Showy Penstemon
Penstemon spectabilis
    full        Showy Penstemon
Penstemon spectabilis
Caterpillar Phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria
             Caterpillar Phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria
Common Phacelia
Phacelia distans
    full        Common Phacelia
Phacelia distans
Giant-flowered Phacelia
Phacelia grandiflora
    full        Giant-flowered Phacelia
Phacelia grandiflora
Poodle-dog Bush
Turricula parryi
    beginningfullfull ending    Poodle-dog Bush
Turricula parryi
Wild Radish*
Raphanus sativus
            Wild Radish*
Raphanus sativus
Rockcress
Arabis sparsiflora
   fullfull        Rockcress
Arabis sparsiflora
Black Sage
Salvia mellifera
   beginning         Black Sage
Salvia mellifera
Sweet Pea
Lathyrus vestitus
             Sweet Pea
Lathyrus vestitus
Thistle
Cirsium sp.
    full full      Thistle
Cirsium sp.
Yerba Santa
Eriodictyon crassifolium
   beginningfullfull      Yerba Santa
Eriodictyon crassifolium
Water Speedwell*
Veronica anagallis-aquatica
             Water Speedwell*
Veronica anagallis-aquatica
* = non-native

"Full bloom" means the majority of the plants are in full bloom.
"Beginning" means that some plants are blooming somewhere.
"Ending" means that the majority of plants have finished blooming, although some plants in some locations may still be in full bloom.
"Gone" means we haven't seen any in bloom anywhere.


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