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Where to See SF’s Wildflower Super Bloom (Spring 2023)

After big rains, SF’s parks poised for a big super bloom. Here’s the best spots to see poppies, lilac, wild cucumber and more
By - posted 3/23/2023 No Comment

Happy first week of spring!

With all of the rains, California is poised for an incredible super bloom this season. Thanks to SF Recreations and Parks Department for putting together a list of wildflowers that will be in bloom and natural areas to see San Francisco’s super bloom.

When exploring our natural areas, be sure to remain on designated paths. Our natural areas are sensitive habitats that are home to a diverse array of animals, insects, and plants that rely on their environment remaining undisturbed. Enjoy the wildflowers from a distance and do not pick any.

Natural areas to see San Francisco’s super bloom:  

Balboa Natural Area – corner of Balboa St. and Great Highway
Bernal Hill – Parking lot at Folsom and Bernal Hill
Corona Heights – hills above the Castro near Roosevelt & Museum Way
Duncan Castro – Castro in btwn 27th and 28th
Glen Canyon – Just a few blocks from Glen Park BART
Grandview – Hilltop park in the Sunset (Moraga and 14th Ave.)
John McLaren Park Visitacion Valley Grasslands (Mansell and Visitacion Ave)
Mount Davidson
Tank Hill
Twin Peaks North

What will be in bloom:

Blue eyed grass
California buttercup
California coastal poppy
California huckleberry
California lilac
California Rose
Checker bloom
Coast buckwheat
Coast rock cress
Cobweb thistle
Cow parsnip
Douglas iris
Elegant brodiaea
Footsteps of spring
Franciscan wallflower
Johnny jump up
Long petaled iris
Monkey flower
Pearly everlasting
Pink flowering currant
Shooting stars
Silver lupine
Soap plant
Varied lupine
Western columbine
Wild cucumber
Yellow bush lupine
Yellow pansy

Read more at San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.