• 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 adult female of this cub died in 2005.

A study that began in 2002 reveals a lion and his offspring are surviving in the Santa Monica Mountains. Radio collars track them crossing roads and navigating through open spaces. Their future is uncertain, but with conservation efforts, they may continue to make these mountains their home.