What is a\nWildflower?\n\n\n\nAs its name\nsuggests, the wildflower is grown in the wild. \nYou will often find fields of these growing in one area. The good thing about wildflowers is that they\nare not genetically manipulated. The\nseed is created in its own natural form. \n\n\n\nYou will\noften find these blooms growing in mountains, the countryside and\nwoodlands. Every country has a different\ntype of wildflower. In the United\nStates, a popular wildflower is the dandelion. \n\n\n\n\nIn Europe, a well-known buttercup wildflower is the Ranunculus Acris. Many people refer to wildflowers as weeds. Some gardeners will kill the wildflowers or simply remove them from the ground before planting other types of flowers. \n\n\n\nThe African\nDaisy is a type of wildflower. Another\nname for this flower is Dimorphotheca Aurantiaca. This flower is often seen growing in South\nAfrica. However, in the 19th\ncentury, it was brought to the United States and is often seen in many valleys\nthroughout the USA. \n\n\n\nThe African Daisy comes in many colors to include orange, yellow and white. They are part of the sunflower family. \n\n\n\nWhat Are Other Names for African Daisy?\n\n\n\nBlue Eyed DaisySouth African DaisyCape Daisy\n\n\n\nThere are\naround 50 different kinds of species in America today. \n\n\n\nWhat Are the Most Popular Wildflowers?\n\n\n\n#1 The Alder flower is also\ncalled Alnus Glutinosa. It looks like a\ntrumpet and is covered with small flowers. \nThis family is part of the birch family of flowers. This is often refereed to as Betulaceae. There are around thirty-five different\nspecies living today. These wildflowers are\ndeciduous. They are also refereed to\nbeing catkins. \n\n\n\nThe red alder is the most popular. The Alder flower likes to grow by water. They can often grow along side of streams, wetlands and rivers. Butterflies and moths will use these wildflowers for food. \n\n\n\n#2 The Barren Strawberry flower\nis also called Potentilla Sterilis. Many\npeople call these flowers white mini roses because they look like that from afar. They look like a daisy with a yellow\ncenter. These flowers mainly grow in\nNorth America. \n\n\n\n#3 Celandine flowers are also\ncalled Ranunculus Ficaria. They are seen having eight \u201cglossy\u201d like\npetals. This flower has three different\ntypes of species. \n\n\n\nThe\nSpecies Include:\n\n\n\nStylophorum DiphyllumChelidonium MajusFicaria Verna\n\n\n\nThere are many benefits that are used from this wildflower. The parts of the flower that are above ground are used to make medicine. This includes the underground stem and root.\n\n\n\nThis\nmedicine often treats ailments such as: irritable bowel syndrome, gallbladder\ndisorders, chest pain, high blood pressure and much more. \n\n\n\nMedicines\nare also created using celandrine. This\nincludes ointment for skin rashes, scabies and warts.\n\n\n\nThe celandine\nflower is a poisonous flower. It is\ntoxic. In many countries around the\nworld, this flower is prohibited from being grown. \n\n\n\n#4 The Coltsfoot flower is from\nthe daisy family. It is primarily used\nfor medical purposes in the United States and around the world. This wildflower is also known to treat\nrespiratory infections, the fever and soar throats. Some people say that it can also contribute negatively\nto cancer, blood clots and liver disease. \n\n\n\n\nOn another\nnote, it is often used for joint pain and gout. The Coltsfoot flower is often\nseen growing inside of ditches, in forest edges and roadsides. \n\n\n\n#5 The Dog Violet flower is round\nand is a violet color. This has\nunscented flowers and can sometimes appear looking like a butterfly in the\ngrass. This wildflower is usually grown\nin Africa and Eurasia. \n\n\n\nWhat Are Other Names for the Dog Violet?\n\n\n\nCommon Dog VioletCommon VioletWood Violet\n\n\n\nThis flower\ncan grow up to around eight inches. It\nis often grown in forests, meadows and grazing along land. It grows in May and June. These are also grown in Finland. \n\n\n\n#6 Drummond\nPhlox are also\ncalled Phlox Drummondii. They have a\nbright rose red color. They come in pink\nas well. They are usually 12 inches\ntall. This flower is often seen growing in Texas. This flower also grows in\nwarmer climates in the United States (Florida, California). \n\n\n\nOther\nColors It Grows In:\n\n\n\nRedWhite PurplePink Lilac\n\n\n\nThe plant\nwas named after a British flower collector named Thomas Drummond. When he went to visit Texas, he sent these\nback to Britain between the year 1833 and 1835. \nHe was fascinated by these flowers. \n\n\n\n#7 The Five Spot flower is also\ncalled Nemophila Maculate. They come in\na color of violet and white. This flower\nwill bloom in the spring months. Many\npeople will also call this flower baby blue eyes.\n\n\n\n#8 Gold\nYarrow is also\ncalled Achillea Filipendulina. These\nflowers will open in the morning. There\npetals will fall in the middle of the afternoon. These flowers grow in pink and yellow. These flowers originally grow in Europe. \n\n\n\n#9 The Great Switchwort is also known as Stellaria Holostea. This wildflower grows alongside of the road and hedges. This flower is rather thin and delicate. It is not considered to be a strong flower. \n\n\n\n#10 Hazel flower is also called Corylus Avellana. This female flower looks like a tiny red\nbush. These wildflowers are often found growing\ninside of shrubs. They are also grown in\nthe Northern Hemisphere. They are part of the birch family. \n\n\n\nWhat Are Other Wildflowers that Grow?\n\n\n\nIceland PoppyLarchMealy Blue SagePussy WillowRose AngelSpurge LaurelTexas PaintbrushToothwortWild CherryBellis PerennisWine CupWinter Heliotrope\n\n\n\n#11 The Winter Aconite is also called the Eranthis Hyemalis. These flowers start growing around Christmas time. The bulbs will start to bloom in the spring. They originate from Asian Minor. They can grow to be six inches in height. This plant is poisonous and should not be in your garden if you have pets. Dogs and cats will often dig them up and eat them. However, it is toxic for them. It is best to keep your garden pet friendly. If you are worried about wild animals getting to your flowers, make sure to put a fence around them.