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Wild Flowers

Florida has nearly 4,000 species of flowering plants in more than 190 families.  The term "wildflower" has many connotations: one person's wildflower is another person's weed, a plant growing where it is not wanted. Following are some images of the more common wildflowers found in Florida.  I have placed the images in five color groups based on the most prominent color of the flower.



Blue and Purple Flowers

Pink Flowers

White Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Beggar Ticks


 Alligator Lily

 Balsam Pear

Blue-eyed Grass,  Narrowleaf

  Bretonica Peluda

 Arrasa Con Todo

  Beach Sunflower

 Blue Flag Iris

            Caesar Weed

  Arrowhead, Grassy


  Blue Hearts

  Indigo, Hairy

              Arrowhead, Lanceleaf

 Blackeyed Susan

 Loosestrife, Winged

 Ironweed, Florida

  Baccharis, Eastern



 Marsh Pink

  Beeblossom, Southern


  Purple Thistle

 Meadowbeauty, Fringed


 Fourpetal St. John’s-wort

 Railroad Vine

 Meadowbeauty, Pale

  Buttonweed, Shrubby   False

 Fringed Yellow Stargrass

Water Hyacinth

  Rose Myrtle

Clover, Mexican

 Goldentop, Slender

 Waterwillow, Pineland

  Rosy Camphorweed

 Clover, White Sweet

 Hairypod Cowpea

  Wild Petunia

  Rose Rush

  Elephant’s Foot, Tall


  Salt Marsh Mallow

Fleabane, Oakleaf

 Horned Bladderwort

  Showy Milkwort

              Milkpea, Elliott’s

 Mexican Prickly Poppy

            Thistle, Nuttall’s

 Mock Bishop’s Weed

 Oxeye, Creeping

  Tasselflower, Florida

 Pawpaw, Beautiful

  Partridge Pea

 Pineland Heliotrope

 Peelbark St. Johns Wort

Red and Orange Flowers

             Spanish Bayonet

 Prickly Pear

  Blanket Flower

 Spanish Needles

 Primrose Willow

 Cardinal Airplant

 Starrush Whitetop



  Swamp Lily

    Sneezeweed, Southeastern

 Orange Milkwort



 Painted Leaf

 Tread Softly

 Pitted Stripeseed

   Turkey Tangle Fogfruit


 Wireweed, Common