Blue dicks (Dipterostemon capitatus) on Mount Diablo. Photo by Al Johnson
The sheer diversity that you can find on a single hike on Mount Diablo is a sight to behold.
Within Mount Diablo State Park and the surrounding open spaces, it’s a particularly good year for blue dicks (Dipterostemon capitatus) and Ithuriel’s spear (Triteleia laxa); in some areas it’s possible to spot thousands of these vibrant blooms on short hikes!
Our 2023 Wildflower Photo Gallery
Check out a few blooms that have been spotted throughout Mount Diablo and its surrounding open spaces. Can you identify any that you’ve seen this spring?
Throughout the Diablo Range, enormous fields of flowers have bloomed. Recently, we observed some of the blooms in and around Panoche Valley and the in various places across the Diablo Range.
Massive areas covered in purple, orange, and yellow wildflowers are visible from a distance among the hills and peaks’ green growth and red serpentine soil. The blooms at Carrizo Plain National Monument are so large that they are visible from space!