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Wildflowers Alphabetized by Botanical Name
This list shows the wildflowers arranged by botanical or Latin names. Simply scroll down, click on any flower name, and you will be taken to the page with photo and full information on that species.
 
A-C | D-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-R | S-U | Y-Z
 
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Wildflowers from A-C
Botanical Name Common Name Light Zones
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed Best with full sun; tolerates some light shade 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Calendula officianalis Calendula Needs full sun. 3-10
Cichorium intybus Chicory Needs full sun. 3-9
Cynoglossum amabile Chinese Forget-me-Not Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Centaurea cyanus (blue) Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (blue) Full sun to light shade. 3-10 Prohibited in NC
Centaurea cyanus (multicolored) Cornflower/Bachelor's Button (multi) Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Cosmos bipinnatus Cosmos Needs full sun. 3-10
Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold Needs full sun. 3-10
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Red Columbine Full sun or partial shade. 3-9
Clarkia unguiculata* Farewell-to-Spring Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Clarkia amoena Godetia Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Alcea rosea Hollyhock Needs full sun. 3-10
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-leaf Coreopsis Full sun to light shade. 3-9
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster Needs full sun. 3-9
Cosmos sulphureus Orange Cosmos Needs full sun. 3-10
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum OxEye Daisy Full sun to light shade. 3-9
Coreopsis tinctoria Plains Coreopsis Full sun to partial shade 3-10
Aster tanacetifolius* Prairie Aster Needs full sun. 5-9
Ammi majus* seeds Queen Anne's Lace Needs full sun. 3-9
Cleome serrulata Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Needs full sun. 3-10
Chrysanthemum maximum Shasta Daisy Needs full sun. 3-9
Cheiranthus allionii Siberian Wallflower Needs full sun. 3-9
Achillea millefolium seeds White Yarrow Needs full sun. 3-10
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Wildflowers from D-F
Botanical Name Common Name Light Zones
Dimorphotheca sinuata* African Daisy Needs full sun. 3-10
Eschscholzia californica California Poppy Needs full sun. 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove Full sun to shade. 3-9
Echinacea pallida Pale Coneflower Needs full sun. 3-9
Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower Needs full sun. 3-9
Delphinium ajacis* Rocket Larkspur Needs full sun. 3-9
Dianthus barbatus Sweet William Full sun to partial shade 3-9
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Wildflowers from G-I
Botanical Name Common Name Light Zones
Gypsophila elegans Annual Baby's Breath Needs full sun. 3-10
Gilia tricolor Bird's Eyes Needs full sun. 3-10
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower Needs full sun. 3-10 Native from Canada to Florida.
Iberis umbellata Candytuft Needs full sun. 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Hesperis matronalis Dame's Rocket Full sun to partial shade 3-9
Gilia capitata Globe Gilia Full sun to partial shade 3-10
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket Needs full sun. 3-10
Helianthus maximiliani Maximilian's Sunflower Needs full sun. 3-8
Ipomoea purpurea Morning Glory Needs full sun. 3-10
Ipomopsis rubra Standing Cypress Needs full sun. 6-10
Helianthus annuus Wild Annual Sunflower Needs full sun. 3-10
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Wildflowers from J-L
Botanical Name Common Name Light Zones
Lupinus succulentus Annual 'Arroyo' Lupine Needs full sun. 3-10
Linaria maroccana Baby Snapdragon/Toadflax Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Lotus corniculatus Bird's Foot Trefoil Full sun to light shade. 3-9
Liatris spicata Blazing Star Needs full sun. 3-10
Linum perenne lewisii Blue Flax Needs full sun. 3-9
Lupinus densiflorus Golden Lupine Needs full sun. 3-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Linanthus grandiflorus Mountain Phlox Full sun or light shade. 6-9 Best in Pacific coastal states
Lavatera trimestris Rose Mallow Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Linum grandiflorum rubrum Scarlet Flax Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Lobularia maritima Sweet Alyssum Full sun to light shade. 3-9 Perennial in warmer regions; grown as an annual in colder areas.
Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet Needs full sun. 3-8
Layia platyglossa Tidy Tips Needs full sun. 3-10 Best West of the Mississippi
Lupinus perennis Wild Perennial Lupine Needs full sun. 3-9
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Wildflowers from M-O
Botanical Name Common Name Light Zones
Nemophilia menziesii Baby Blue Eyes Prefers some shade to filered sun 3-10
Mentzelia lindleyi Blazing Star (yellow) Needs full sun. 6-9 West of the Mississippi
Oenothera lamarckiana Evening Primrose Needs full sun. 3-9
Nemophila maculata Five Spot Full sun to partial shade 3-9
Myosotis sylvatica Forget-me-Not Full sun or almost full shade. (not under evergreens.) 3-9
Monarda citriodora Lemon Mint Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Oenothera missouriensis Missouri Primrose Needs full sun. 4-9
Oenothera speciosa Showy Evening Primrose Needs full sun. 6-10
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Wildflowers from P-R
Botanical Name Common Name Light Zones
Rudbeckia hirta Black-Eyed Susan Needs full sun. 3-9
Phacelia campanularia California Bluebell Needs full sun. 3-10
Rudbeckia amplexicaulis* Clasping Coneflower Needs full sun. 3-10
Phlox drummondii Drummond Phlox Needs full sun. 3-10
Rudbeckia gloriosa Gloriosa Daisy Needs full sun. 3-10
Ratibida pinnata Grey-Headed Coneflower Needs full sun. 3-9
Papaver nudicaule Iceland Poppy Needs full sun. 3-9 Often perennial in the Southeast; grown as an annual in all regions.
Phacelia tanacetifolia Lacy Phacelia Needs full sun. 3-10
Ratibida columnaris (red) Mexican Hat Needs full sun. 3-9
Papaver orientale Oriental Poppy Needs full sun. 3-9
Petalostemon purpureum* NEW Purple Prairie Clover Needs full sun. 6-9
Papaver rhoeas (red) Red Poppy (all red single) Full sun to partial shade 3-9
Papaver rhoeas (mix) Red Poppy (red, pink, doubles) Needs full sun. 3-9
Penstemon strictus Rocky Mountain Pensternon Needs full sun. 3-6, any altitude
Ratibida columnaris (yellow) Yellow Prairie Coneflower Needs full sun. 3-9
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Wildflowers from S-U
Botanical Name Common Name Light Zones
Salvia farinacea Blue Sage Needs full sun. 3-10
Trifolium incarnatum Crimson Clover Needs full sun. 3-10
Tropaeolum nanum Nasturtium Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Silene armeria None-so-Pretty or Catchfly Full sun to light shade. 3-10
Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage Needs full sun. 4-10
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Wildflowers from Y-Z
Botanical Name Common Name Light Zones
Zinnia elegans Zinnia Needs full sun. 3-10

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