Wildflowers in the Santa Monica Mountains, San Gabriel Mountains and other open areas of Los Angeles County bloom each spring adding splashes of color along the area’s trails. Some flowers can be seen into the summer and fall. Below are some examples of common wildflowers that appear beside Los Angeles hiking trails. 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 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.