Point Lobos offers great views of many varieties of wildflowers from late winter through late fall, peaking in spring. Here is a sampling of some of the more spectacular specimens. If you see a flower not represented here while visiting the Reserve, snap a photo and show it to a docent stationed at the Information Station or wherever you find one, and there is a good chance the docent will either be able to identify the flower, or forward your photo(s) to another docent who can. You can also thumb through the display copy of Wildflowers of Point Lobos or purchase a copy to take home.
The 40 most common flowering plants during each season of the year are presented in this photo slideshow. Hovering over a photo reveals the common and botanical name. Selecting a photo will present a slideshow with an enlarged image plus common and botanical names, width of the flower or head (cluster of flowers), family name and origin (i.e., native or non-native plant). Plants that commonly have more than one color of flower are represented in the array by multiple photos.