This is the revised and expanded Second Edition of Wildflowers of San Luis Obispo, California, edited by David J. Keil, Ph. D.
Color photos of more than 290 wildflowers that grow in and around the City of San Luis Obispo appear in this field guide, developed by the City of San Luis Obispo Natural Resources program and the San Luis Obispo chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
Wildflowers are organized by color and botanical name. Entries include common name, descriptive notes, habitat, origin, known occurrences, size, flowering season, and protected status.
Thanks to the expertise and generosity of local botanists, photographers, and wildflower enthusiasts, this guide offers 290+ reasons to get out and enjoy the awesome natural wonders to be found in and around the beautiful City of San Luis Obispo.
Public Open Spaces in San Luis Obispo and nearby public lands referred to in this guide: Bishop Peak, Bowden Ranch, Cerro San Luis, Cuesta Park, Cuesta Ridge (West and East of US 101), El Chorro Regional Park, Irish Hills, Islay Hill, Johnson Ranch, Laguna Lake, Pennington Creek Biological Reserve, Pismo Preserve, Poly Canyon, Reservoir Canyon, Santa Lucia Wilderness, South Hills, Stenner Springs, Terrace Hill, the Railroad Recreational Trail, and the Bob Jones Bike Trail. (Pages 4 and 5 have a City Open Spaces Map.)