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        This time of year it is not easy to find hikes that provide great displays of wildflowers. Indeed, most of the volunteers who provide the backbone of the flower reports for this site use this time of year to take a break and just enjoy the view. I’ve walked many trails in the last few months but our hot summer has left us with very little to look at. I would not have rated even one of these trails above “poor,” at least from a flowering perspective. However, there are plants which are specifically adapted to blooming this time of year and they seem to be doing as well as usual. From a flower rating perspective they tend to be small or spindly or otherwise not what the general public thinks of as attractive (it is interesting to note how many of the flowers that bloom this time of year have the word “weed” in their name.) But if you have an eye for their delicate beauty they can be as rewarding as any of their more dramatic cousins.


 If you do run into something special or otherwise worth noting please let us know.





Contact Information:


Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area


401 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360




Thank you


for your contributions:



Bonnie Clarfield
Burt Elliot
Dorothy Steinicke
Greg Sweel
Jack Gillooly
Judy Joy Lively
Kathy Jonokuchi
Ken Low
Lynne Haigh
Matt Friedman
Michael Charters
Ralph Waycott
Richard & Agnes Thaler
Robert W. Maughmer
Sheila Braden
Tony Valois

If you would like to contribute to the wildflower report:




or phone Tony at 310-457-6408