Wildflowers of Southern California: A photographic gallery
Barbara J. Collins, Ph.D.
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, California, 91360

Welcome!

Below are links to photographs of wildflowers of the southern California chaparral, desert, mountains, and north coast indexed according to scientific, common, or family names. The plants were organized and identified by Barbara J. Collins. The photographs were taken by both Barbara and Lorence G. Collins. A more detailed description and key to the chaparral plants may be obtained from the following book: Key to Coastal and Chaparral Flowering Plants of Southern California, by Dr. Barbara J. Collins. At the right is a plant resources link to Tom Chester and Jane Strong's extensive collection of photos and databases of plants in southern California.

Photographs from the Chaparral

Index to Common names
Index to Scientific names
Index to Family names

 

California poppy

Related Websites

Garden Flowers
Canadian Rockies
Holden Village
CLU Arboretum

Links

Useful Botanical Resources

Book

You Lead a Mean Trail
You Lead a Mean Trail

Photographs from the Desert

Index to Common names
Index to Scientific names
Index to Family names

 

Mojave fish-hook cactus

Photographs from the Mountains

Index to Common names
Index to Scientific names
Index to Family names

 

Blazing star

Photographs from the North Coast

Index to Common names
Index to Scientific names
Index to Family names

 

Farewell-to-spring

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What's that plant?

What's that plant? is a simple guide for determining the names of some common plants you might see along the trail. Find your way to the plant name and photo. Keep in mind that only a few of the more common plants have been included in the key, and that these plants are found growing along a trail or in grassy fields, not in your front yard.

Acknowledgments

As you may know, a considerable amount of effort has been put into the development of this website. Each and every photograph had to be catalogued and each plant properly identified, checked and rechecked, to ensure the accuracy of the website. We gratefully acknowledge the work of our son, Kevin Collins, who designed and authored the website and search engine. This project has been a labor of love for the three of us. We also gratefully acknowledge the Hewlett Foundation and California Lutheran University for hosting this site and providing us with small grants to help defray the costs of film development and travel used for the expansion of this website.

 


Copyright © 2000-2012 by Barbara J. Collins and Lorence G. Collins. All rights reserved. The photographs contained in this website may not be commercially reproduced without the expressed consent of the authors.

This website was designed and authored by Kevin A. Collins in accordance with the wishes of Barbara and Lorence Collins. Feedback and or questions about the content of this website should be directed to bcollins@clunet.edu.

This website was last updated on July 13, 2012.