Monterey Peninsula Wildflowers, Shrubs & Trees 

A photographic guide by Michael Mitchell & Rod M Yeager, MD

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Blue / Purple

Find the closest match; hovering the mouse over the thumbnail will reveal the name of the flower. Then click on the name in the list on the right to go the individual plant's page.  The first three letters preceding the name of the flower are the first three letters of the family.


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APOCYNACEAE
Periwinkle

ASTERACEAE
Aster, California
Bachelor's Buttons
Chicory, Common
Cudweed, Purple
Salsify, Purple
Thistle, Bull

BORAGINACEAE
Baby Blue Eyes
Fiesta Flower
Forget-me-not
Forget-me-not, Changing
Hound's Tongue
Phacelia, Branching
Phacelia, Davidson's
Phacelia, Douglas'
Phacelia, Great Valley
Phacelia, Sticky
Phacelia, Tansy
Pride of Madiera
Pusley, Chinese
Yerba Santa

CAMPANULACEAE
Blue-cup, Common
Downingia, Flat Faced
Venus' Looking glass

CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Spurry, Purple Sand
Spurry, Sticky Sand

DIPSACACEAE
Teasel, Fuller's

FABACEAE
Alfalfa
California Tea
Lupine, Abram's Bush
Lupine, Bajada
Lupine, Broad-leaved
Lupine, Collin's Bush
Lupine, Douglas Silver Bush
Lupine, Lindley's Varied
Lupine, Miniature
Lupine, Mt Diablo Annual
Lupine, Nuttall's Annual
Lupine, Silver Beach
Lupine, Silver Bush
Lupine, Sky
Lupine, Stinging
Lupine, Succulent Annual
Lupine, Summe
Lupine,Tidestrom's
Lupine, Tree
Pea, Angled
Rattleweed, Slender
Vetch, Hasse's

IRIDACEAE
Blue eyed grass
Iris, Douglas

LAMIACEAE
Chia
Dannie's Skullcap
Lavender, Spanish
Mint, Field
Mint, Water
Pennroyal
Pogogyne, Thymelike
Sage, Creeping
Sage, Gray / Purple
Self-Heal, Common
Self-heal, Lance-leaved
Vinegarweed
Woolly Blue Curls

LILIACEAE
Star Tulip, Large flowered

MYRSINACEAE
Scarlet Pimpernel (Blue)

OROBANCHACEAE
Broomrape, Chaparral
Broomrape, Naked

PLANTAGINACEAE
Blue-eyed Mary, Child's
Brooklime, American
Chinese Houses
Penstemon, Chaparral
Penstemon, Grinnell's
Snapdragon, Kellogg's 
Speedwell, Corn
Speedwell, Persian
Toad Flax, Blue 

PLUMBAGINACEAE
Statice 

POLEMONIACEAE
Eriastrum, Perennial
Eriastrum, Virgate
Gilia, California  
Gilia, Many-stemmed 
Gilia, Tricolor 
Navarretia, Holly-leaved
Navarretia, Hooked
Skunkweed 

RANUNCULACEAE
Larkspur, California
Larkspur, Hutchinson's
Larkspur, Parry's 
Larkspur, Zigzag 

RHAMNACEAE
Blue Blossom
Buckbrush, Coastal
Ceanothus, Carmel
Ceanothus, Dwarf 
Ceanothus, Monterey
Ceanothus, Warty-leaved

SOLANACEAE
Blue Witch
Nightshade, Silverleaf
Nightshade, Small-flowered
Petunia, Wild

THEMIDACEAE
Blue Dicks
Brodiaea, Dwarf

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