Wildflowers Malibu California

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.

Anza-Borrego Desert WildflowersSee 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.
Joshua Tree WildflowersSee 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

Los Angeles Wildflowers blue dicks
Blue dicks along Fish Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower blue dicks
Blue dicks along Fish Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower blue-eyed g
Blue-eyed grass along Escondido Falls Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower bush sunflower hiking
Bush sunflowers along Sullivan Ridge Trail

Los Angeles Wildflowers bush sunflowers
Bush sunflower on San Vicente Mountain

Los Angeles Wildflower bush sunflower
Bush sunflowers along Sullivan Ridge Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Chia
Chia along Eaton Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Chinese houses
Chinese houses along the Grotto Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Elegant Clarkia
Elegant clarkia along Towsley View Loop Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Elegant Clarkia
Elegant clarkia along Towsley View Loop Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower fern phacelia
Fern leaf phacelia along Eaton Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower gazania flower
Gazanias along Canyonback Ridge Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower gazanias non-native
Gazanias on Canyonback Ridge Trail

Los Angeles Wildflowers gazanias
Gazanias along Canyonback Ridge Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Gazanias
Gazanias along Saddle Peak Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Indian Paintbrush
Indian Paintbrush along Malibu Springs Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower lupines malibu creek
Lupines in Malibu Creek State Park

Charmlee Wilderness lupines malibu
Lupines in Charmlee Wilderness Park

Los Angeles Wildflower purple lupines
Lupines along Stunt High Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower lupines
Lupines along San Vicente Mountain Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower lupine
Lupines along Sullivan Ridge Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower lily
Mariposa lily along Sullivan Ridge Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower milkmaids
Milkmaids along Stunt High Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower phacelia verdugo
Phacelia along Hostetter Fire Road

Los Angeles Wildflower phacelia
Phacelia along Hostetter Fire Road

Los Angeles Wildflower large phaceile
Large-flowered phacelia along Santa Anita Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower bush monkeyflower
Monkeyflower along Stunt High Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Monkeyflower
Monkeyflower in Charmlee Wilderness Park

Los Angeles Wildflower poppies sullivan
Poppies along Sullivan Ridge Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower poppies
Poppies along Westridge Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower purple nightshade
Purple nightshade along Fish Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower sea figs
Sea figs (ice plant) along Escondido Falls Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower shooting star
Shooting star along Sandstone Peak Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Shooting star
Shooting Star along Malibu Springs Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Speckled Clarkia
Speckled clarkia along Towsley View Loop Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower vetch
Spring vetch along the Grotto Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower sunflowers fish canyon
Sunflowers along Fish Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower sunflowers
Sunflowers along Fish Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower sunflower
Sunflowers along Fish Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower tree poppies Verdugo
Tree poppies along Hostetter Fire Road

Los Angeles Wildflower Tree Poppies
Tree poppies along Hostetter Fire Road

Los Angeles Wildflower Wishbone Bush
Wishbone bush along Fish Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Vinca
Vinca along Fish Canyon Trail

Los Angeles Wildflower Yellow Mariposa Lily
Yellow mariposa lily along Towsley View Loop Trail

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One Comment on Wildflowers in Los Angeles

  1. jane says:

    The flowers pictured are California natives with one exception: gazanias come from South Africa. Pretty though they may be, introduced species compete with native plants and should be eradicated in wilderness areas.

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