Plant List for San Gabriel Mountains Bloom Identification Pages: Sort By Common Name

These are the plants listed in the most recent Bloom Identification Guide, containing pictures and status of bloom by month. The color in the table below gives the subsection of that guide in which the plant is listed. When two colors are given, the plant has been repeated in both color tables.

This is not by any means a complete plant list for the San Gabriels! It represents only those plants that we record as blooming or not blooming as we hike. See San Dimas Experimental Forest Vascular Plant List by Dick Swinney for a much more complete plant list of one area of the San Gabriels.

See also Sort by Scientific Name

Common NameScientific NameColor
Agoseris grandifloraAgoseris grandiflorayellow
Alumroot (Coralbells)Heuchera eleganswhite
Arroyo WillowSalix lasiolepisyellow
Ashy-leaf BuckwheatEriogonum cinereumpink
Baby Blue EyesNemophila menziesiiblue
BeardtonguePenstemon grinnelliipurple
Beavertail CactusOpuntia basilarispink
Bedstraw*Galium aparinewhite
Beggar-ticks*Bidens pilosa var. pilosayellow
Bermuda Buttercup*Oxalis pes-capraeyellow
Bigberry ManzanitaArctostaphylos glaucawhite
Bigleaf MapleAcer macrophyllumyellow
Black Locust*Robinia pseudoacaciawhite
Black Mustard*Brassica nigrayellow
Black SageSalvia melliferapurple
Blazing StarMentzelia laevicaulisyellow
Blue Dicks (Wild Hyacinth)Dichelostemma capitatumpurple
Blue LarkspurDelphinium sp.blue
Blue-eyed GrassSisyrinchium bellumblue
Blue-eyed MaryCollinsia parviflorablue
Bush MallowMalacothamnus fremontiipurple
Calif. Bay TreeUmbellularia californicayellow
Calif. Black WalnutJuglans californicayellow
Calif. PoppyEschscholzia californicaorange
California AsterLessingia filaginifoliapurple
California BellsPhacelia minorpurple
California BlackberryRubus ursinuswhite
California BuckwheatEriogonum fasciculatumwhite
California Bush SunflowerEncelia californicayellow
California FuchsiaEpilobium canum ssp. latifoliumred
California GoldenrodSolidago californicayellow
California Lilac, Hairy CeanothusCeanothus oliganthusblue
California SycamorePlatanus racemosared
Canyon SunflowerVenegasia carpesiodesyellow
Castor BeanRicinus communisred
Caterpillar PhaceliaPhacelia cicutariapurple
ChamiseAdenostoma fasciculatumwhite
Chaparral CurrantRibes malvaceumpink
Chaparral WhitethornCeanothus leucodermiswhite
ChiaSalvia columbariaeblue
Chinese housesCollinsia heterophyllapurple
ChokecherryPrunus virginianawhite
CinquefoilPotentilla glandulosayellow
ClarkiaClarkia sp.purple
Cliff-AsterMalacothrix saxatiliswhite
Coast Live OakQuercus agrifoliayellow
CoffeeberryRhamnus californicayellow
ColumbineAquilegia formosared
Common Chickweed*Stellaria mediawhite
Common MulleinVerbascum thapsusyellow
Common PhaceliaPhacelia distanspurple
Common SunflowerHelianthus annuus*yellow
Corn LilyVeratrum californicumwhite
Cow ParsnipHeracleum lanatumwhite
DeerweedLotus scopariusyellow
Desert or Cupleaf CeanothusCeanothus greggiiwhite
Desert SageSalvia dorriipurple
Dodder ("orange spaghetti")Cuscuta sp.orange
ElderberrySambucus mexicanawhite
Eupatory*Ageratina adenophorawhite
Euphorbia characias*Euphorbia characias*green
Everlasting or cudweedGnaphalium sp.white
FiddleneckAmsinckia menziesiiyellow
FlannelbushFremontodendron californicumyellow
Fleabane DaisyErigeron foliosuspurple
Foothill PenstemonPenstemon heterophylluspurple
Fremont CottonwoodPopulus fremontiiwhite
Fuchsia-flowered GooseberryRibes speciosumred
Giant-flowered PhaceliaPhacelia grandiflorapurple
GiliaGilia sp.pink, purple
Golden CurrantRibes aureumyellow
Golden EardropsDicentra chrysanthayellow
Golden YarrowEriophyllum confertiflorumyellow
GoldenbushHazardia squarrosayellow
Granite Prickly GiliaLeptodactylon pungenswhite
Heartleaf PenstemonKeckiella cordifoliared
Hillside GooseberryRibes californicumwhite
Hoaryleaf CeanothusCeanothus crassifoliuswhite
Hollyleaf CherryPrunus ilicifoliawhite
Horehound*Marrubium vulgarewhite
Imbricate PhaceliaPhacelia imbricatawhite
Indian PinkSilene californicared
Laurel SumacMalosma laurinawhite
Linanthus sp.Linanthus sp.white
Live-ForeverDudleya sp.orange
Long-stemmed BuckwheatEriogonum elongatumwhite, pink
LupineLupinus sp.purple
ManzanitaArctostaphylos sp.white
Mariposa LilyCalochortus sp.white
Miner's LettuceClaytonia perfoliatawhite
Morning GloryCalystegia macrostegiawhite
Mountain DandelionAgoseris retrorsayellow
Mountain MahoganyCercocarpus betuloideswhite
MuillaMuilla maritimawhite
Mule FatBaccharis salicifoliawhite
NightshadeSolanum douglasiiwhite
Orange Bush MonkeyflowerMimulus aurantiacusorange
PaintbrushCastilleja sp.red
Pine or Narrowleaf GoldenbushEricameria pinifolia or linearifoliayellow
Pineapple Weed*Chamomilla suaveolensyellow
Plagiobothrys spp.Plagiobothrys spp.white
Poison Hemlock*Conium maculatumwhite
Poison oakToxicodendron diversilobumwhite
Poodle-dog BushTurricula parryipurple
Popcorn FlowerCryptantha spp.white
Prickly PearOpuntia sp.yellow
Prickly PhloxLeptodactylon californicumpink
Prickly PoppyArgemone munitawhite
Pumice HulseaHulsea vestitayellow
Purple NightshadeSolanum xantipurple
Rabbit BrushChrysothamnus nauseosusyellow
Rattlesnake WeedChamaesyce albomarginatawhite
Red MaidsCalandrinia ciliatapink
Redstem Filaree*Erodium cicutariumpurple
RockcressArabis sparsiflorapurple
Rockrose*Cistus ladaniferuswhite
RoseRosa californicapink
Scale-broomLepidospartum squamatumyellow
Scarlet BuglerPenstemon centranthifoliusred
Scarlet LarkspurDelphinium cardinalered
Scarlet MonkeyflowerMimulus cardinalisred
SenecioSenecio flaccidus var. douglasiiyellow
ServiceberryAmelanchier alnifoliawhite
Shooting StarDodecatheon redolenswhite
Short-lobed PhaceliaPhacelia brachylobawhite
Showy PenstemonPenstemon spectabilispurple
Silk-tassel bushGarrya veatchiiwhite
Silverleaf LotusLotus argophyllusyellow
Smoothleaf Yerba SantaEriodictyon trichocalyxwhite
SneezeweedHelenium bigeloviiyellow
SnowberrySymphoricarpos rotundifoliuspink
SnowplantSarcodes sanguineared
Spanish Broom*Spartium junceumyellow
Squaw CurrantRibes cereumpink
SquawbushRhus trilobatawhite
Sugar BushRhus ovatawhite
Sulfur FlowerEriogonum umbellatumyellow
Sun CupCamissonia spp.yellow
Sunflowervarious speciesyellow
Sweet Alyssum*Lobularia maritimawhite
Sweet Clover*Melilotus indicayellow
Telegraph WeedHeterotheca grandiflorayellow
ThimbleberryRubus parvifloruswhite
ThistleCirsium sp.purple
ToyonHeteromeles arbutifoliawhite
Tree PoppyDendromecon rigidayellow
Tree Tobacco*Nicotiana glaucayellow
Twiggy Wreath PlantStephanomeria virgatawhite
Virgin's bowerClematis ligusticifoliawhite
WallflowerErysimum capitatumyellow
Water Cress*Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticumwhite
Water Speedwell*Veronica anagallis-aquaticapurple
Whispering BellsEmmenanthe penduliflorayellow
White AlderAlnus rhombifoliayellow
White SageSalvia apianawhite
White Sweet Clover*Melilotus albawhite
Wild Cucumber "porcupine eggs"Marah macrocarpuswhite
Wild Oats*Avena fatuagreen
Wild Radish*Raphanus sativuspurple
Wild Sweet PeaLathyrus vestituspurple, white
Windmill Pink*Silene gallicawhite
Wishbone Bush, California Four O'ClockMirabilis californicapink
Woodland StarLithophragma affinewhite
WoolstarEriastrum densifoliumblue
Wright's BuckwheatEriogonum wrightii var. subscaposumpink
YarrowAchillea millefoliumwhite
Yellow MonkeyflowerMimulus guttatusyellow
Yellow Violet or Johnny-Jump-UpViola sp.yellow
Yerba SantaEriodictyon crassifoliumpurple
YuccaYucca whippleiwhite


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Updated 10 January 2001.