Within even a small area like Central Contra Costa, CA one can find a variety of different wildflowers depending on the Landscape conditions including height , sun exposure and location. Here, we feature , first, mostly mustard of the lower canal trail and then mostly Poppies of higher Lafayette Ridge as well as Mt. DIABLO and, just added CHINA CAMP, San Rafael (scroll to bottom)
10 minutes north west…
Delayed wildflowers this year due to colder winter but hard to predict per kqed forum feature>
Not far from the famous Frank Lloyd Wright building in San Rafael. It’s just a hidden gem of a park called china camp.
We found some totally different wildflowers in the North-west Bay , China Camp area , to compared to the East Bay areas above. Can you help us name any of these beauties, other than the tried and true poppies
**Check out the I naturalist app –seek app -will tell name of plants per Calif native plant society Plus birds etc**
Best places for Wildflowers ( we are told):
Briones, China camp, Diablo state park, *Sunol Regional – little yosemite (and Waterfalls) *Anderson valley, Marin Pacifica Laurie Point trails- lupen set