California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Central Region

Main Office
  1234 E. Shaw Avenue
  Fresno, CA 93710
  (559) 243-4005 ext. 151
  FAX: (559) 243-4022

Regional Manager:
Dr. Jeffrey R. Single

Wildflowers in the Central Region of California

pine bluegrass (Poa secunda) and wildflowers at the on the Carrizo Plain National Monument, San Luis Obispo County

Pine bluegrass (Poa secunda) and
wildflowers at the on the Carrizo Plain
National Monument, San Luis Obispo County

Typical Flowering Dates

Remember, the dates of peak bloom are different every year due to variable weather conditions.  Be sure to check the links for individual sites and the wildflower hotlines  to find out what is blooming at any given time.

CENTRAL COAST

  • Late February to mid-May

COAST RANGES

  • March to May

DESERT

  • Late February to early May

HIGH SIERRA

  • Early May to mid-August

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

  • Valley floor - Early March to early April
  • Carrizo Plain - late March to mid-April

SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS

  • Late February to mid-April

TRANVERSE RANGES (mountains between Bakersfield and Los Angeles)

  • March to May