• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Look for Wildflowers

A Common Montia (Claytonia exigua) displays its pink and purple pedals.

Common Montia (or Serpentine Springbeauty)

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What kind of wildflower is that?

Visit the What's Blooming newsletter to see wildflower reports summarizing places to find wildflowers.

You can also visit the Santa Monica Mountains Wildflower Photo Gallery. Use the Gallery's "Flower Finder" to identify that mystery flower you encountered on the trail. It's easy to use, powerful, and people of all ages will find it both fun and educational.

If you have a mobile device you can click below to get the various platforms and versions available as a free download.

Mobile Web Version - Smart Phones

Universal iPhone/iPod/iPad App

Did You Know?

Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feurer were instrumental in the movement to create a national recreation area near Los Angeles.

Four state parks were the triumph of a grassroots movement to protect open spaces minutes from Los Angeles in the 1950s & 60s. Three women, Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feuer further galvanized the movement that helped make Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a reality in 1978.