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

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