Wildflowers in the Santa Monica Mountains and San Gabriel Mountains bloom each spring adding splashes of color to the trails around Los Angeles. Below are a few examples of some of the more common wildflowers that appear along the trail. The flowers are listed alphabetically with a link to the trails where they were seen. For a broader reference visit the
Santa Monica Mountains wildflower finder.
See more wildflowers in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park The desert bloom in the park to the south brings out Barrel Cactus, Beavertail Cactus, Bigelow’s Monkeyflower, Brown-eyed Primrose, Desert Chicory, Fishhook Cactus, Ocotillo, Prickly Poppy, and more. See more wildflowers in Joshua Tree National Park The desert bloom to the north is impressive as well. Take a look at blooming Canterbury Bell, Desert Dandelions, Desert Poppies, Engelmann Hedgehog, Globemallow, Mojave Aster, Mojave Mound Cactus, Sand Blazing Star, and more.
Flowers around Los Angeles Blue dicks along Fish Canyon Trail Blue dicks along Fish Canyon Trail Blue-eyed grass along Escondido Falls Trail Bush sunflowers along Sullivan Ridge Trail Bush sunflower on San Vicente Mountain Bush sunflowers along Sullivan Ridge Trail Chia along Eaton Canyon Trail Chinese houses along the Grotto Trail Crimson-spot rockrose along Sam Merrill Trail Elegant clarkia along Towsley View Loop Trail Elegant clarkia along Towsley View Loop Trail Fern leaf phacelia along Eaton Canyon Trail Gazanias along Canyonback Ridge Trail Gazanias on Canyonback Ridge Trail Gazanias along Canyonback Ridge Trail Gazanias along Saddle Peak Trail Indian Paintbrush along Malibu Springs Trail Larkspur along Fish Canyon Trail Lupines in Malibu Creek State Park Lupines in Charmlee Wilderness Park Lupines along Stunt High Trail Lupines along San Vicente Mountain Trail Lupines along Sullivan Ridge Trail Mariposa lily along Sullivan Ridge Trail Milkmaids along Stunt High Trail Phacelia along Hostetter Fire Road Phacelia along Hostetter Fire Road Large-flowered phacelia along Santa Anita Canyon Trail Monkeyflower along Stunt High Trail Monkeyflower in Charmlee Wilderness Park Poppies along Sullivan Ridge Trail Poppies along Sam Merrill Trail Poppies along Westridge Trail Purple nightshade along Fish Canyon Trail Purple nightshade along Sam Merrill Trail Sea figs (ice plant) along Escondido Falls Trail Shooting star along Sandstone Peak Trail Shooting Star along Malibu Springs Trail Speckled clarkia along Towsley View Loop Trail Spring vetch along the Grotto Trail Sunflowers along Fish Canyon Trail Sunflowers along Fish Canyon Trail Sunflowers along Fish Canyon Trail Tree poppies along Hostetter Fire Road Tree poppies along Hostetter Fire Road Wishbone bush along Fish Canyon Trail Vinca along Fish Canyon Trail Yellow mariposa lily along Towsley View Loop Trail