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Questions tagged [wildflowers]

A flowering plant that grows in the wild, most commonly not intentionally planted.

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When should I spread wildflower seeds in tall grass with a broadcast spreader?

I've been trying to get some wildflower seeds to grow on the edge of my yard for a while, and am wondering when the best time to spread the seed kit is, and how I should do it. Think about broadcast ...
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Help in identifying this weed with toothed leaves, tiny white flowers, found under snow cover - FOUND: ID - Thlaspi arvense

I found this weed on my lawn under melting snow cover. It has toothed leaves hugging the stems; tiny white flowers in bunches; older and rounder leaves surrounding the flower bunches: Does anyone ...
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Wildflower seeds in a pot

I purchased, on a whim, a packet of my favorite wildflower seeds (California poppy, cornflowers, etc.), but I don’t have a yard that I can plant them in since I rent. I do have a handful of large-ish ...
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What flowering plant is this in the New Orleans, Louisiana area?

What is this small daisy like (quarter size) flowering plant? It has little seeds that stick to you like burrs. It’s in the backyard of a place we are visiting. The honey bees love it. In New ...
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What is the name of this plant that has flowers resembling white filaments?

I came across this flower in Maharashtra, India. I don't have much information about it.
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What is this purple wildflower?

Any ideas on what this purple flower might be? We are located in south-east Wisconsin. I'm fairly certain that I self-seeded these in the large container that they are growing in. Edit: Added photos ...
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What are these yellow wildflowers growing in SE Wisconsin?

I'm pretty sure I self seeded these, but don't remember what they are. I'm guessing the yellow flowers are Black Eyed Susans.
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Could the pictured plant be buckwheat?

The plant is as seen below, in the photographs, and is similar to cyclamen / sow bread in all respects, but I am absolutely certain that the flower belongs to neither, and the only other plant that ...
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Is This Some Kind of Mint?

The garden is located in Cymru Gogledd (or North Wales, if you prefer). The plant itself is a little under 2' / 24" / 60cm tall, the leaves (which are quite large) are soft and hairy, and the stem is ...
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What is this irregular-shaped bluish flower?

What is this irregular-shaped bluish flower? ZONE 7. Half shade.
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What is this 5 petals blue wildflower?

What is this 5 petals blue wildflower? Zone 7
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Flower identification

I was hoping someone might be able to help me identify this flower please. I have tried some identification websites, but I've not been able to find anything that matched perfectly. I don't have many ...
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Can anyone identify this flower?

I had planted a pack of very-generically named "Wildflower" Seeds a few months ago, and these sprouted. I have never seen anything like them. The stems are very thick, the mauve colored flowers are ...
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Shrub Identification, Edible or not?

While looking for wild edibles I came across this shrub with some berries on it, fortunately some plants still had flowers so I was able to take many pictures. If anybody knows about it I would be ...
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What wildflower could this be?

I planted mixed wildflower seeds and thisvis what came up. The stems are about18" tall right now and are stiff and fuzzy. The leaves are wide and green. There are no blooms yet.
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Anyone have a clue as to what these are called?

My mom has noticed these growing near her flower beds, and we've never seen anything like them. Any ideas?
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What is this bee(?)-attracting wildflower?

This wildflower (weed?) appeared recently in my yard. The petal color in the pictures is not faithful - in reality, the petals have slight component of "dirty-purple" color, that my camera seems not ...
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Identify Blue Flowers

I have pretty flowers growing outside in my yard, but I don't know what they are. Video on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiWzE9xHtHx/ Violets seem close, but... not quite. One Facebook ...
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What plant/gems are these?

What gems/plant is this? I picked up this branch in a forest past winter. The white gems(?) are still intanct after three month, without water provisioning. Location: northern Italy. Here is another ...
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What are these brush like blue wildflowers on long stems in this mountain picture?

I saw this image on tumblr and after attempting searches for variations on "blue flowers that grow in the mountains" I have found nothing. The photographer did not list where it was taken either :/, I ...
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Is this wild garlic?

I harvested what thought was wild garlic today, April 15th, but I have a doubt now. I heard the plant can look at lot like meadow saffron and lilys of the valley, both of which are potentially deadly. ...
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What is this familiar-looking exotic-shaped gentle-yellow flower?

This is the only flower of this kind in my yard. I hope it is not a weed, since it looks non-invasive to me. It is looking familiar to me, but I can't figure the species. I've never seen it in the ...
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What is this short plant with little blue flowers?

It is all over the garden, this short plant with little blue flowers. I a kind of like it, but what is it? The yard will be mowed soon, is it wise to move at least some of them to the corner for wide ...
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What is this star-like delicate pink flower?

This flower makes me stop and look at it and admire its strange combination of frailty and firmness. Do you know the name of the flower? The photo is from previous years, probably taken in mid-...
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How should I store wildflower seeds embedded in a piece of cotton, for several months before planting?

I live in Massachusetts, in the Northeast section of the United States. My growing zone is USDA 6a, which means that our winter temperatures can get as low as -10°F/-23.3°C. I was recently given a ...
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Pet Burial Plant Suggestions

Two nights ago I lost my beloved dog, Heidi. I buried her in my backyard, and plan to get a plaque to mark the location, and plant some flowers. It was suggested to me today that I plant a small plant ...
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What is this tiny pink flower in lawn?

What is this tiny pink flower? Found in my mother's lawn in Norfolk, Virginia. It's so small, but they're showing up randomly here and there. Stalk appears to be greener at the top near the bloom and ...
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What are traditional English flowers to plant on the edge of a wooded stream?

Our property borders an old area of woodland, with a stream running down next to our drive on the far side. There are already some bluebells but we would like to add more flowers, however we would ...
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What is this daisy with narrow white petals and a yellow center, that the local deer won't eat?

This daisy popped up wild. It has narrow white petals and a yellow center. The local deer don't like it. It's located in the central California coast. The ground is dry, rocky and semi-shaded. ...
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What wild water plant is this? Is there a domesticated versions?

I saw this plant in a swamp in central Maine, USA. I think it is a type of wild hyacinth. Are there domesticated versions? Anyone know how to grow one in a large planter pond? The spear shaped ...
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Help identifying fern-like plant

This alien-looking plant sprouted very suddenly from a clump of moss, several months after the moss had been brought in from the outdoors. I've never seen anything like it. It doesn't have a grass-...
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What is this bright yellow daylily with six narrow petals that curl at the ends?

I have a number of varieties of daylilies in a wildflower garden in Massachusetts, USA, zone 6a. There are at least five, although some may be the same variety in different colors. They were all here ...
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What is this plant with palmate leaves and purple flower spikes?

Can you help me identify this plant? It has palmate leaves with 12 or more leaflets and flower spikes with whorled purple flowers.
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What is this small field plant with a tuberous root?

This plant was collected in a field South-Central Europe. Assume the height of the photo is 20cm. These are all small herbaceous plants. The ball next to it is the root. It has small bag-like ...
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What is this tiny blue/purple flower with thin, vinelike stems, in Charles City, Virginia?

Update 6/4/ 2017: I am so happy that the ID "Eryngium prostratum – Creeping Eryngo" was found by Lorel C., and am awarding her the bounty. I also wish that that people could please vote for Christy B....
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ID request, please. For a friend in Ventura, CA. Unknown volunteer plant

Update 6/11/2017: Here is the last picture. Since nobody responded after I added 2 pics nearly a week ago, I am answering my own question. Update 6/5/2017: My friend took more pics today! I have ...
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What kind of flowering plant is this?

Its been growing in a small bush in my garden without any watering, and it just flowered. The leaves look similar to feverfew or chamomile, but they are different, the chamomile or feverfew seems to ...
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How to replace lawn with wildflowers?

We've got a lot of lawn that we don't use (maybe 150x35') and I don't love mowing. (Last year we let this area grow out into 24" tall grasses.) I like the idea of getting a bunch of wildflower mix ...
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What is the black and yellow plant at the base of my fence?

As you can see, next to the fence at the bottom there is some sort of black and yellow plant with a corn-like looking texture. I can't find anything that says what it is. May it also be noted I live ...
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How can I tell if a plant is goldenrod or ragweed?

My husband suffers from bad hay fever in the fall. We've always thought goldenrod is a major contributor. Recently we were told that ragweed, which looks similar, is more likely to cause the allergy ...
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Can I simultaneously kill off grass and sow wildflower seed?

I'm planing on establishing a fairly large area - 1000 sq ft - as a sort of wildflower meadow. The area is currently lawn with pretty good quality soil. I live in Asheville, NC zone 6. Here is my ...
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Can you please identify this alpine, evergreen plant?

Can anyone identify this plant? I've found it multiple times in Idaho's mountains and have been unable to identify it. It's about 8 inches high, Grows in small, sprawling clumps, maybe 1 foot ...
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What is this white flowered purslane lookalike from South Florida?

My wife found some purslane on her daily walk and brought some home for the garden. We also have another weed growing in the backyard that seems to be purslane as well, but it lacks branching stems ...
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What is this wildflower with clusters of very small pink buds which open to white flowers? [duplicate]

We have a lot of these wildflowers in our yard, which grow to be about three feet tall. The stems bush out a little along the main stalk. At the end of the stems are clusters, about 4 inches long, of ...
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What is this yellow flower with thick curved petals?

I took this photo a few years ago and the flower was found in the wild. It was all over the place but I haven't been able to find what the flower is called and where else it is found. This was found ...
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What is this prickly, burr-covered plant with different colored flowers on the same plant?

I'm trying to identify a prickly, burr-type plant growing wild in my yard in Massachusetts, USA. I found about five of them in an area of full sun. Temperatures over the last few months have varied ...
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Is this some version of loosestrife? [duplicate]

This is growing in a sunny yard in a planter in Northeastern Illinois near the Wisconsin border. It's growing in a planter that should be butterfly-friendly specific. Don't want to yank it if it's ...
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Alpine flower with yellow blossoms?

A friend found a yellow flower in her garden in the French Alps, at 1000 m altitude, above Evian: What is it?
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What's this spindly weed with sharp seeds?

The plant below has thin black seeds, almost needle-sharp, that are also slightly burred so their sides cling to fabric. Seeds maybe a half-inch long. It grows in medium shade (not deep shade) at ...
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What is this plant with leaves like a cattail but with triangular waxy pods?

I found this plant near a river in Wisconsin. The leaves look like a cattail but this thing grows pods! The pods are triangular and are waxy and smooth at the same time. The leaves are very much like ...