Pt. Lobos Wildflowers

Seaside Painted Cup (Castilleja latifolia) blooming on the South Shore.

Sea Pink (Ameria maritima ssp. californica) near Hidden Beach.

Dwarf Brodiaea (Brodiaea terrestris) near Mound Meadow.

Checkerbloom (Sidalcia malvaeflora ssp. malvaeflora) and California Buttercup (Rununculus californicus) on the South Shore.

A Pine Cone Amanita (Amanita magniverrucata) – ¡Potentially deadly poisonous, don’t try it! – erupts from the forest floor near the Whaler’s Cottage.

Star Tulip (Calochortus uniflorus) near Mound Meadow.

Protecting the flowers from rodent predation – camouflaged in the pine branches, a hawk keeps watch over Mound Meadow.

Lizard Tail (Eriophyllum staechadifolium) on the South Shore.

Canada Geese and Checkerbloom on the North Terrace.

Coast Lotus (Lotus formosissimus) near Hidden Beach.

Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana) near Bluefish Cove.

Gray’s Locoweed (Astragalus nuttallii)

A field of flowers overlooks Carmel Bay at the park’s northern end.

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