I get such a kick out of seeing new-to-me plants, especially wildflowers I’ve never seen before. In California, it seems like every single hike has something new to discover. The flowers don’t wait for you either, a lesson I learned after missing the fairy slipper bloom on Mount Tamalpais (dang it). But considering the new wildflowers I’ve seen this year, I don’t mind really too much. Here are my favorites from this spring’s hikes.