2019 Spring Flower Bloom
California’s state parks may see another spectacular floral display this spring—similar to the impressive wildflower blooms of 2017—as a result of the amount of rainfall our state recently received. This unpredictable, rare occurrence may attract thousands of people to our parks. To ensure safety and conservation, California State Parks asks visitors to please respect the iconic landscapes and be knowledgeable of the area, weather and their body limitations.
Although wildflower blooms will adorn many areas in California, some of the most beautiful blooms take place in desert landscapes. These rare blooms occur when precipitation levels in the areas are high, combined with years-long drought that eliminate grasses and weeds that take up nutrients. These conditions cause wildflowers to thrive. Depending on the park, you may see colorful California poppies, sand verbena, evening primrose, popcorn flowers or desert lilies.
It is impossible to predict exactly where, when and if wildflowers will bloom, however, if we have significant blooms this year, California State Parks welcomes all people to enjoy their parks safely and responsibly.
We invite you to explore the resources listed below for detailed information on this year’s wildflower blooms: