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Wildflowers in the Central Region of California
Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
- The Central Region of the Department of Fish and Game extends from the ocean to the desert, crossing two mountain ranges and the Central Valley. As you can imagine, we have a large diversity of wildflowers due to the wide variety of habitat types.
- There are over 7,000 species and varieties of native plants in California. http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/interchange/I_status_1.html Not all are wildflowers, because that number includes trees, shrubs, and grasses too. It's hard to say exactly but perhaps half of the species known from the state are found in the Central Region.
- You can see wildflowers throughout the Central Region, especially in the springtime.
- To find out where the best wildflower displays are on a given date, check out these wildflower hotlines.