The local "fairy lantern" or globe lily is the white flowered Calochortus albus. This delicate flower is found in the coast ranges and the Sierran foothills. In some areas the flowers have a pinkish tinge. Find this plant abundant in mid spring in the Monterey Peninsula.
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Fouquieria columnaris, the Boojum tree or cirio is a tree in the family Fouquieriaceae, whose other members include the ocotillos. It is nearly endemic to the Baja California Peninsula, with only a small population in the Sierra Bacha of Sonora, Mexico.