Bloom Identification Guide For The San Gabriel Mountains - Cream and Yellow Blooms

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Cream Flowers
Elderberry
Sambucus mexicana
    beginningfullfullfullfruit     Elderberry
Sambucus mexicana
Eupatory*
Ageratina adenophora
  fullfullfullendingending      Eupatory*
Ageratina adenophora
Everlasting
or cudweed
Gnaphalium sp.
budsfullfullfullfullfull  full    Everlasting
or cudweed
Gnaphalium sp.
Mule Fat
Baccharis salicifolia
(more)
fullfullfullfullfullendinggone      Mule Fat
Baccharis salicifolia
(more)
Silk-tassel bush
Garrya veatchii
 full           Silk-tassel bush
Garrya veatchii
Yucca
Yucca whipplei
     beginningfullfullendinggone   Yucca
Yucca whipplei
Yellow flowers, no woody stems
Blazing Star
Mentzelia laevicaulis
     beginningfullfullfullendingending  Blazing Star
Mentzelia laevicaulis
Cinquefoil
Potentilla glandulosa
     beginningfullendinggone    Cinquefoil
Potentilla glandulosa
Deerweed
Lotus sp.
  beginningbeginningfullfullfullendinggone    Deerweed
Lotus sp.
Evening Primrose
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
      beginningfullendinggone   Evening Primrose
Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri
Golden Eardrops
Dicentra chrysantha
     beginningfullfullending    Golden Eardrops
Dicentra chrysantha
Golden Yarrow
Eriophyllum confertiflorum
beginningfullfullfullfullfullending      Golden Yarrow
Eriophyllum confertiflorum
Narrowleaf Goldenbush
Ericameria linearifolia
    beginningfull       Narrowleaf Goldenbush
Ericameria linearifolia
Saw-toothed Goldenbush
Hazardia squarrosa
        beginningfullendinggone Saw-toothed Goldenbush
Hazardia squarrosa
California Goldenrod
Solidago californica
        beginningfullendinggone California Goldenrod
Solidago californica
Yellow Monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus
      beginningfullendinggone   Yellow Monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus
Common Mullein
Verbascum thapsus
      beginningfullfullending   Common Mullein
Verbascum thapsus
Black Mustard*
Brassica nigra
beginningbeginningfullfullfullendinggone      Black Mustard*
Brassica nigra
Pineapple Weed*
Chamomilla suaveolens
   full         Pineapple Weed*
Chamomilla suaveolens
Prickly Pear
Opuntia sp.
     beginning       Prickly Pear
Opuntia sp.
Rabbit Brush Chrysothamnus nauseosus        beginningfullfullending  Rabbit Brush Chrysothamnus nauseosus
Senecio
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
      beginningfullfullfullendingending Senecio
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
Sneezeweed
Helenium bigelovii
      beginningfullendinggone   Sneezeweed
Helenium bigelovii
Sulfur Flower
Eriogonum umbellatum
       fullfullendinggone  Sulfur Flower
Eriogonum umbellatum
Sun Cup
Camissonia spp.
   fullfull        Sun Cup
Camissonia spp.
Sunflower
various species
California Bush Sunflower Encelia californica
Canyon Sunflower
Venegasia carpesiodes
Common Sunflower Helianthus annuus*
one ofthesespeciesisbloomingatlowerelevationsanytimeof theyear! Sunflower
various species
California Bush Sunflower Encelia californica
Canyon Sunflower
Venegasia carpesiodes
Common Sunflower Helianthus annuus*
Sweet Clover*
Melilotus indica
   fullfullfullfull      Sweet Clover*
Melilotus indica
Telegraph Weed
Heterotheca grandiflora
  fullfullfullfull  fullfullfullfull Telegraph Weed
Heterotheca grandiflora
Yellow Violet or
Johnny-Jump-Up
Viola sp.
    beginningfullending      Yellow Violet or
Johnny-Jump-Up
Viola sp.
Wallflower
Erysimum capitatum
(more)
  fullfullfullfullfullendingendingendinggone  Wallflower
Erysimum capitatum
(more)
Whispering Bells
Emmenanthe penduliflora
     beginning       Whispering Bells
Emmenanthe penduliflora
Yellow flowers, multiple woody stems
Coffeeberry
Rhamnus californica
        fruit    Coffeeberry
Rhamnus californica
Flannelbush
Fremontodendron californicum
     beginning  seed gone  Flannelbush
Fremontodendron californicum
Golden Currant
Ribes aureum
fullfullendingfruit          Golden Currant
Ribes aureum
Spanish Broom*
Spartium junceum
    beginningfullfullending     Spanish Broom*
Spartium junceum
Tree Poppy
Dendromecon rigida
 fullfullfullfullfullfullendingendinggone   Tree Poppy
Dendromecon rigida
Tree Tobacco*
Nicotiana glauca
fullfullfullfullfullfullfullfullfullfull   Tree Tobacco*
Nicotiana glauca
Arroyo Willow
Salix lasiolepis
 beginningfullfull      leaf  Arroyo Willow
Salix lasiolepis
Yellow flowers, one woody trunk
White Alder
Alnus rhombifolia
fullending           White Alder
Alnus rhombifolia
Calif. Bay Tree
Umbellularia californica
(although similar, this is not the herb "bay leaf"!)
fullfullending          Calif. Bay Tree
Umbellularia californica
(although similar, this is not the herb "bay leaf"!)
Coast Live Oak
Quercus agrifolia
  fullfull         Coast Live Oak
Quercus agrifolia
Bigleaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum
  beginning    seedleaf gone  Bigleaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum
Calif. Black Walnut
Juglans californica
  beginning       leaf  Calif. Black Walnut
Juglans californica
* = 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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