• 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?

The need for plants used in restoration projects loomed large for many years, but volunteers made it happen.

A core group of dedicated National Park volunteers, often laboring in the hot sun, built a native plant nursery from the ground up in 2002. Native plants, from the common Ceanothus to the endangered Lyons pygmy daisy germinated in this volunteer-run nursery will help restore disturbed habitat.