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. 

Books/Guides

  • 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

Organizations

  • 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.