Bay Area Hiker: Purple and Pink Wildflowers
Pink and purple wildflowers
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Look for other wildflowers, by color:
White (and cream)
Yellow (and flowers that are more yellow/orange than red/orange)
Red (and brown and orange)
Blue

Jeweled onion
Jeweled onion
(Allium serra), spring, Ridge Trail, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

Oakland star tulip
Oakland star tulip (Calochortus umbellatus), late winter, Phyllis Ellman Loop Trail, Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve

Shooting star photo Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon hendersonii), winter, Blue Oak Trail, Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve
view more shooting stars photos

Windmill pink
Windmill pink (Petrorhagia dubia), spring, Mount Tamalpais/MMWD

Rose clover
Rose clover
(Trifolium hirtum), spring, Hotel Trail, Joseph D. Grant County Park

Milkweed
California milkweed (Asclepias californica), spring, Mitchell Rock Trail, Mount Diablo State Park

Starflower photo
Starflower (Trientalis latifolia), spring, Ritchey Canyon Trail, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

Redmaids photo
Redmaids (Calandrinia ciliata), late winter, Upper Trail, Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

Checker-bloom photo
Checker-bloom (Sidalcea malviflora ssp. malviflora), spring, Service Road, Edgewood Park and Preserve
View more checker-bloom photos

Filaree photo
Broadleaf filaree (Erodium botrys), spring, Volvon Trail, Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

California larkspur
California larkspur (Delphinium californicum ssp. californicum), spring, Sylvan Loop Trail, Edgewood Park and Preserve

Coyote mint
Coyote mint (Monardella villosa ssp. villosa), spring, Thorner Ridge Trail, Maurice Thorner Memorial Open Space Preserve

Collomia
Variableleaf collomia (Collomia heterophylla), spring, Benstein Trail, Mount Tamalpais

Davy's centaury
Davy centaury (Centaurium davyi), summer, Stafford Lake

Coast rock cress
Coast rock cress (Arabis blepharophylla), winter, Summit Loop Trail, San Bruno Mountain County Park

Brewer's rock cress
Brewer's rock cress (Arabis breweri var. breweri), winter, Falls Trail, Mount Diablo State Park

California harebell
California harebell (Campanula prenanthoides), early summer, Loch Trail, Loch Lomond Recreation Area

Pink sand verbena
Pink sand verbena (Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora), spring, Crissy Field

Purple sac clover
Purple sac clover (Trifolium depauperatum var. truncatum), spring, White Oaks Trail, Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

Moonwort
Moonwort (Lunaria annua), winter, Coyote Trail, Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve

Cutleaf geranium
Cutleaf geranium (Geranium dissectum), spring, Wildcat Peak Trail, Tilden Regional Park

Robert geranium
Robert geranium (Geranium robertianum), spring, Wildcat Peak Trail, Tilden Regional Park




Iris
Iris (Iris), spring, Chimney Rock (Point Reyes)


Bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa), spring, Bill's Trail, Samuel P. Taylor State Park

Slender phlox
Slender phlox (Phlox gracilis), winter, Falls Trail, Mount Diablo State Park

Buckwheat
Buckwheat (Eriogonum), summer, Middle Summit Fire Road, Camino Alto Open Space Preserve

Redwood sorrel
Redwood sorrel
(Oxalis oregana), late winter, Skyline to the Sea Trail, Big Basin State Park

Elegant brodiaea photo
Elegant Brodiaea (Brodiaea elegans), late spring, San Andreas Fault Trail, Los Trancos Open Space Preserve

Chinese houses photo
Chinese Houses (Collinsia heterophylla), spring, Coyote Trail, Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Candyflower
Candyflower (Claytonia sibirica), spring, Muddy Hollow Trail, Point Reyes National Seashore

Salmonberry photo
Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis), spring, Muddy Hollow Road, Point Reyes National Seashore

Scorpionweed photo
California scorpionweed (Phacelia californica), spring, Summit Loop Trail, San Bruno Mountain State and County Park

Serpentine linanthus
Serpentine linanthus (Linanthus ambiguus), spring, Edgewood Park and Preserve

Swamp knotweed
Swamp knotweed (Polygonum amphibium), late summer, Pond Loop Trail, Año Nuevo State Reserve

Currant
Currant (Ribes), spring, late winter, Hamms Gulch Trail, Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Cobweb thistle
Cobweb thistle (Cirsium occidentale var. occidentale), spring, Milagra Ridge

Cardoon
Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus), summer, Lower Sea Foam Trail, Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area

Milk thistle
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), spring, Green Gulch Trail, Marin Headlands

Boisduvlia
Boisduvalia (Epilobium densiflorum), summer, Terwilliger Nature Trail, Stafford Lake County Park

Sea fig
Sea fig (Carpobrotus chilensis), spring, Fort Funston

Wood rose photo
Wood rose (Rosa gymnocarpa), summer, Purisima Creek Trail, Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

Tall stephanomeria
Tall Stephanomeria (Stephanomeria virgata), summer, Ridge Trail, Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve

Salsify photo
Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius), spring, Cordilleras Trail, Pulgas Open Space Preserve

Owl's clover
Owl's clover (Castilleja), spring, Bishop Ranch Open Space Preserve
view more Owl's clover photos

red ribbon clarkia
Red ribbon clarkia (Clarkia concinna), spring, fire road on eastern shore of Phoenix Lake (Mount Tamalpais)

Jewelflower
Jewelflower (Streptanthus albidus), spring, Stile Ranch Trail

Calypso orchid
Calypso orchid (Calypso bulbosa), winter, Steep Ravine Trail, Mount Tamalpais State Park

Purple mouse ears
Purple mouse ears (Mimulus douglasii), late winter, Edgewood Park and Preserve

blue toadflax
Blue toadflax (Nuttallanthus texanus), spring, Batteries to Bluffs Trail, the Presidio

Coast hedge nettle
Coast hedge nettle (Stachys chamissonis), summer, Kortum Trail, Sonoma State Beach

Hummingbird sage photo
Hummingbird sage (Salvia spathacea), spring, Summit Loop Trail, San Bruno Mountain County Park

Purple clarkia
Purple clarkia (Clarkia purpurea ssp. purpurea), spring, Rockville Hills Community Park

True babystars
True babystars (Linanthus bicolor), spring, Rockville Hills Community Park

Elegant clarkia
Elegant clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata), spring, Indian Joe Creek Trail, Sunol Regional Wilderness

Sickleleaf onion photo
Sickleleaf onion (Allium falcifolium), spring, Kent Trail, Mount Tamalpais

Hedgenettle
California hedgenettle (Stachys bullata), spring, Montara Mountain Trail, San Pedro Valley Park

Windmill pink
Windmill pink (Silene gallica), spring, Clarkia Trail, Edgewood Park and Preserve (here the flowers are more white than pink)

Foxglove
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), summer, Bear Valley Trail, Point Reyes

Milkwort
California milkwort (Polygala californica), spring, Pipeline Road, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Panicled willowherb
Panicled willowherb (Epilobium brachycarpum), summer, Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve

Pinchusion plant
Pincushion plant (Scabiosa atropurpurea), Wildcat Creek Trail, Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

One highly recommended link:
Wildflowers at Coe Park http://www.coepark.org/wildflowers/flower-album.html




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