California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Central Region

Main Office
  1234 E. Shaw Avenue
  Fresno, CA 93710
  (559) 243-4005 ext. 151
  FAX: (559) 243-4022

Regional Manager:
Dr. Jeffrey R. Single

Wildflowers in the Central Region of California

Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)


  • The Central Region of the Department of Fish and Game extends from the ocean to the desert, crossing two mountain ranges and the Central Valley. As you can imagine, we have a large diversity of wildflowers due to the wide variety of habitat types.
  • There are over 7,000 species and varieties of native plants in California. Not all are wildflowers, because that number includes trees, shrubs, and grasses too. It's hard to say exactly but perhaps half of the species known from the state are found in the Central Region.