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All About Wildflowers!
What Are Wildflowers?
A wildflower is a flower that grows naturally in the environment - it is not purposely planted or seeded. Wildflowers are not hybrid plants. Hybrid plants are plants that are formed by combining two different varieties of plants to form a new one.
Wild About Wildflowers (PDF)
Wildflowers can be found anywhere in nature! Whether you're in a dark forest, in the middle of a desert, near a stream or river or in the middle of a meadow, there is sure to be wildflowers around!
Wildflowers are the original source of many cultivated flowers you will find in your garden.
Wildflowers are easily adaptable to different soils and weather conditions, which makes them hearty and allows them to thrive in the wild.
Many wildflowers are native plants that provide food (nectar, leaves, seeds and pollen) to the local birds, bees, butterflies and other insects/animals.
While most wildflowers are native plants (see below to read about native plants!)
Here are some additional flower terms you should learn about if you're studying wildflowers:
Benefits of Wildflowers
If you are looking for information for wildflowers in your area, you can find specific locations below:
Alabama - Alabama Wildflower Gallery
Arizona - Wildflowers of Arizona
Arkansas - Arkansas Wildflowers
California - California Native Flowering Plants and Wildflowers
Colorado - A Guide to Colorado's Wildflowers
Connecticut - Connecticut Botanical Society - Wildflowers
Delaware - Delaware Wildflowers
Florida - The Florida Wildflower Foundation
Hawaii - The Flowers of Hawaii
Idaho - Wildflowers of North Idaho
Illinois - Illinois Wildflowers
Indiana - Common Spring Wildflowers of Indiana
Kansas - Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses
Maine - Maine Wildflowers
Maryland - Maryland Wildflowers
Massachusetts - Massachusetts Wildflowers
Michigan - 18 beautiful wildflowers native to Michigan
Minnesota - Minnesota Wildflowers
Mississippi - Mississippi's Wildflowers
Missouri - Missouri Wildflower Favorites
Montana - Montana Wildflower Pictures
Nebraska - 10 of The Most Stunning Nebraska Wildflowers
Nevada - Wildflowers of Nevada
New Hampshire - Gallery & Guide to NH Wildflowers
New Jersey - New Jersey Wildflowers and Plants
New Mexico - Wildflowers of New Mexico
New York - NYS WILDFLOWER IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
North Carolina - North Carolina Native Plant Society
North Dakota - Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses of North Dakota
Ohio - Ohio Summer Wildflowers
Oklahoma - Oklahoma Wildflowers
Oregon - Wildflowers of Oregon
Pennsylvania - Wildflowers of Pennsylvania
Rhode Island - Among Rhode Island Wildflowers
South Dakota - South Dakota Recommended Wildflowers
Tennessee - Tennessee Native Plant Society
Texas - Wildflowers of Texas
Utah - Utah Wildflowers
Vermont - Vermont Land Trust: Wildflowers
Virginia - Virginia Wildflowers
Washington - Wildflower Viewing in Washington State
West Virginia - West Virginia's native plant society
Wisconsin - Wildflowers of Wisconsin
Wyoming - Wyoming Wildflowers
Additional Information on Wildflowers:
- Wildflowers on North Carolina Roadsides (PDF)
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- The Wildflower Project (TWP)
- Wildflower Facts
- Wildflowers of the United States
- Wildflower Links
- Sunflowers and Wildflowers
- Best Places to See Wildflowers Around the United States
- Welcome to Wildflowers of New England!
- My Wildflowers
Written By Ava Rose.