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

endangered Bakersfield cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei) with golden girls (Chaenactis glabriuscula)

Endangered Bakersfield cactus
(Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei)
with golden girls (Chaenactis glabriuscula)

References

There are many books and websites that provide information on California wildflowers.  Here are a few to get you started.

Online

Books

Beware!  Some locally-published guides have pretty pictures but the plants may have been misidentified.  Check to make sure that a professional botanist has verified the identifications before trusting these books.  Field guides from recognized national publishing houses, the University of California Press, and those offered by the California Native Plant Society are reliable.