Questions tagged [wildflowers]

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

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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 ...
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Identifying this unusual tree

I photographed this unusual-looking bush/tree growing wild in central Texas in December of last year: It had beige-colored, spiky flowers/seed heads arranged in panicles (at least I think that's the ...
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Can I grow wild white or other types of clover in an outdoor container?

In the spring, a number of wildflowers, such as dandelions, buttercups, and some lovely purple things, pop up in our yard. I'm in Massachusetts, United States, so that means April and May. Others ...
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Since tomatoes don't need cages in the wild, how do they stay up?

I was watching a video from Jack Spirko where he said that tomatoes stay up on their own in the wild. How exactly do they stay up then?
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What type of dandelion is this?

Years ago, hiking in the Malibu CA region, I saw this very unusual inflorescence that looked like a dandelion but isn't like any that I've ever seen before or since. The yellow flowers in the corner ...
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Yellow flower with 13ish spiked petals, orange outer center, and yellow-green inner center?

A friend spotted the flower in Monument, Colorado while walking near Monument Rock. I've never seen anything like it. A Google reverse image search was unsuccessful.
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Tiny, colorful wildflower/weed

Does anybody know what this tiny wildflower is? It was just 1/4 of an inch across when fully open (about noon). It was fully closed by about 6 o'clock. It has the smaller, oddly shaped leaves, with ...
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What is the identity of this plant with violet-colored bell-shaped flowers and red-veined lobed leaves?

There are several of these in my yard in Augusta, GA, hardiness zone 8a. I would like to know what these are before I mow them all down. They have violet-colored flowers growing up a central stock: ...
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What is the name of this onion like plant?

Hello About an year ago, I found this plant in the streets. I couldn't let it die there, so I took it my home. What is its name so that I can take care of it? I searched the Internet with no luck.
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What is this wildflower with 4 petals, white with purple spots?

What is this wildflower with 4 symmetrical petals, white with purple spots, lanceolate leaves? The plant is about a foot high. I live in the middle Himalayas (about 1600m above sea level) and it's ...
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Can someone help me identify this type of fennel / aniseed?

This plant grows in large amounts near where I live, and I want to learn more about it. It smells very good and I would like to know what its possible uses are. I believe it is a type of aniseed or ...
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Caring for Edelweiss (suddenly started withering)

I recently bought a pot of Edelweiss in central Switzerland, in a village at an elevation of ~600m. The plant was looking healthy enough and was one of about a dozen pots ligned up outside the shop in ...
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Identifying this white wildflower

I photographed this flower in Grenada in November of last year. The flowers were small (roughly 1½in or 4cm in diameter), white, with 5 narrow petals. There was just one flower on a stem, and ...
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How did black-eyed Susans get their name?

Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed Susans, are a native wildflower here in the US. Typically, when it comes to naming animals and plants, their common names stem from either the name of the ...
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How do I change this to a butterfly garden?

My front yard has 2 flower beds. One small one is a rain garden with Turk's cap connected to the down spout from a roof gutter. The larger one has two rose bushes, 2 salvias, 1 dying dwarf Mexican ...
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What is this mint-family plant with small, pink flowers in Lynchburg, VA?

The honey bees like this one. Each branch has many small flowers that bloom consecutively.
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What is this small white spathed plant in southeast Pennsylvania woodland?

This plant was definitely not there last year. It is about 10" tall, and has only two leaves. It looks a lot like a peace lily, but obviously, those aren't naturalized in my area. I would like to know ...
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What plant resembles a tomato plant with thorns?

What plant resembles a tomato plant with thorns? The leaves are similar to watermelon, but the plant and flowers look like a tomato plant.
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Identification of a plant

Could anyone identify this plant for me please. It was spotted in a wooded gill, ancient woodland, amongst bluebells and wild garlic. Not in a boggy situation.
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What is this yellow-petaled, dark-eyed flower with hairless stems?

The flower has 14 yellow petals and a brown center: I'm hoping someone can identify it. It was by a pond in southern Utah. I thought it was a Brown-eyed Susan, but the stems are not hairy.
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What is this small white flower, sprouting out of a single large leaf?

I recently found this flower on a north facing, shady bank in woodland (UK) with sandy soil. I've never seen anything like it before, a small, white flower sprouting out of a single, large leaf. What ...
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Does anyone know what this wildflower is?

These flowers grow wild on the hill at my grandparents' place in Zone 6 in Missouri. The bees certainly did love them last summer. Does anyone know what they are?
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Advice on planting a bed of wildflowers on a hillside in zone 7?

I know almost nothing about gardening and landscaping so I can really use some advice. In our backyard we had a hillside that was covered with ivy and weeds for years. I finally had it cleared this ...
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How can I control growth on a steep hill?

I have a steep hill on one side of my home (20' down x 100' across) that is a pain and unsafe to mow. The top of the hill flattens about 10' from my home and the bottom is an unfinished lot that isn't ...
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What is this small, daisy-like wildflower found in open woods?

I have this attractive little wildflower growing through my yard, and I would like the identification. They get from 6"-20" tall and very slender. Before blooming, the flower buds are curled downwards....