Wildflowers Are Still Blooming . . . But Not for Long

Wildflowers on Mount Diablo

You know the saying: April showers bring May flowers. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much rain in April, but we do have flowers! They won’t last long, so get out and see them while you can.

Wildflowers bloom at different times throughout spring, but right now, early bloomers and late bloomers are both out near the summit of Mount Diablo. And there are lots of flowers blooming in other parts of the park too (like Mitchell Canyon). A large diversity of flowers is out, and some streams still have water.

If you want some tips on where to see wildflowers, check out our blog on 12 great places to see wildflowers and hike.

Want to know what is blooming right now on Mount Diablo? Check out some of the resources from the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association. They offer a wildflower identification guide and updates on what is blooming on Mount Diablo.

Here are some of the beautiful wildflowers you can find in Mount Diablo State Park now:

blue dicks Dichelostemma capitatum

Blue dicks (Dipterostemon capitatus capitatus). Photo by Scott Hein.

Mount Diablo globe lily at Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Mount Diablo globe lily (Calochortus pulchellus). Photo by Scott Hein.


Red ribbons (Clarkia concinna). Photo by Al Johnson.

Baby blue eyes

Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii). Photo by Al Johnson.

Wind Poppy

Wind poppy (Papaver heterophyllum). Photo by Al Johnson.

bitterroot on the Mary Bowerman Trail

Bitter root (Lewisia redidiva). Photo by Scott Hein.

red larkspur

Woodland columbine (Aquilegia formosa). Photo by Scott Hein.

Johnny jump up or wild violet

Johnny jump-up (Viola pedunculata). Photo by Al Johnson.

hound's tongue

Hound’s tongue (Adelinia grande). Photo by Scott Hein.

western wallflower

Western wallflower (Erysimum capitatum). Photo by Al Johnson.

Top image by Nate Campi

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