Tuolumne Wildflowers - A Site for Wildflower Enthusiasts

These are some of the sources of information that I've found useful in my quest to learn the wildflowers of Tuolumne County and its surrounding areas. 


  • The Jepson Manual:  Higher Plants of California.  Hickman, James C., ed. 1993.  Berkeley, CA:  University of California Press.
  • Pacific States Wildflowers.  Peterson Field Guides.  Niehaus, Theodore F. and Ripper, Charles L.  1976. Boston, MA.  Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • Sierra Nevada Wildflowers.  A Falcon Guide.   Wiese, Karen. 2000. Helena, Montana.  Falcon Publishing, Inc.
  • Sierra Nevada Wildflowers.  Horn, Elizabeth L. 2001. Missoula, Montana.  Mountain Press Publishing Company.
  • Wildflowers of Yosemite.  Wilson, Lynn and Jim, Nicholas, Jeff. 1987. Yosemite, CA.  Sunrise Productions.
  • Wildflower Walks and Roads of the Sierra Gold Country.  Fauver, Toni.  1998. Grass Valley, CA.  Comstock Bonanza Press.

Online/Internet Sites

  • Calflora - An online searchable database of all 8375 recognized vascular plants in California.
  • Calphotos - An online photo database of mostly California plants, animals, and landscapes administered by U.C. Berkeley.
  •  USDA Plants - A comprehensive online database provided by the US Department of Agriculture covering the entire US that includes search functions, photos and detailed information


  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - The federal agency that operates the Red Hills areas.  They have occasional events that they either host or sponsor.
  • Bureau of Reclamation - The federal agency that operates New Melones reservoir and the surrounding land area.  They have ranger led events to such areas as Table Mountain, Natural Bridges, etc.
  • CSERC - The Central Sierra Environmental Center that deals with a wide range of environmental and ecological concerns and has a wildflower gallery on their website.
  • Stanislaus National Forest - The National Forest Service conducts many ranger led outings and events.
  • Yosemite Association - A private organization with seminars and guided educational programs in Yosemite National Park.
  • Yosemite Junior College - The college has several wildflower classes with enthusiastic instructors..
  • Yosemite National Park - The National Park Service has various ranger led field trips and activities.