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wild·flow·eralso wild flow·er (wīld′flou′ər)
1. A usually herbaceous flowering plant that is not a cultivated variety, especially one that has conspicuous flowers and is found in a natural environment.
2. The flower of such a plant.
or wild′ flow`er,
1. the flower of a plant that normally grows without cultivation in fields, woods, etc.
2. the plant itself.
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|Noun||1.||wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant|
wilding - a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)
Ranunculus glaberrimus, sagebrush buttercup - small early-flowering buttercup with shiny yellow flowers of western North America
pasque flower, pasqueflower - any plant of the genus Pulsatilla; sometimes included in genus Anemone
meadow rue - any of various herbs of the genus Thalictrum; sometimes rhizomatous or tuberous perennials found in damp shady places and meadows or stream banks; have lacy foliage and clouds of small purple or yellow flowers
sand verbena - any of various plants of the genus Abronia of western North America and Mexico having flowers resembling verbena
Allionia incarnata, trailing four o'clock, trailing windmills - trailing plant having crowded clusters of 3 brilliant deep pink flowers resembling a single flower blooming near the ground; found in dry gravelly or sandy soil; southwestern United States and Mexico
Calandrinia ciliata, red maids, redmaids - succulent carpet-forming plant having small brilliant reddish-pink flowers; southwestern United States
Lewisia cotyledon, siskiyou lewisia - evergreen perennial having a dense basal rosette of long spatula-shaped leaves and panicles of pink or white-and-red-striped or pink-purple flowers; found on cliffs and in rock crevices in mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California
bitterroot, Lewisia rediviva - showy succulent ground-hugging plant of Rocky Mountains regions having deep to pale pink flowers and fleshy farinaceous roots; the Montana state flower
Calyptridium umbellatum, pussy-paw, pussy-paws, pussy's-paw, Spraguea umbellatum - pink clusters of densely packed flowers on prostrate stems resemble upturned pads of cats' feet; grow in coniferous forests of western North America
Talinum aurantiacum, flame flower, flameflower, flame-flower - plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots
Antheropeas wallacei, dwarf daisy, Eriophyllum wallacei, woolly daisy - tiny grey woolly tufted annual with small golden-yellow flower heads; southeastern California to northwestern Arizona and southwestern Utah; sometimes placed in genus Eriophyllum
Arnica cordifolia, heartleaf arnica - wildflower with heart-shaped leaves and broad yellow flower heads; of alpine areas west of the Rockies from Alaska to southern California
Arnica montana - herb of pasture and open woodland throughout most of Europe and western Asia having orange-yellow daisylike flower heads that when dried are used as a stimulant and to treat bruises and swellings
false chamomile - any of various autumn-flowering perennials having white or pink to purple flowers that resemble asters; wild in moist soils from New Jersey to Florida and Texas
oxeye - Eurasian perennial herbs having daisylike flowers with yellow rays and dark centers
golden aster - any of several shrubby herbs or subshrubs of the genus Chrysopsis having bright golden-yellow flower heads that resemble asters; throughout much of United States and into Canada
hawk's-beard, hawk's-beards - any of various plants of the genus Crepis having loose heads of yellow flowers on top of a long branched leafy stem; northern hemisphere
brittle bush, brittlebush, Encelia farinosa, incienso - fragrant rounded shrub of southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico having brittle stems and small crowded blue-green leaves and yellow flowers; produces a resin used in incense and varnish and in folk medicine
Enceliopsis nudicaulis, sunray - herb having a basal cluster of grey-green leaves and leafless stalks each with a solitary broad yellow flower head; desert areas Idaho to Arizona
engelmannia - common erect hairy perennial of plains and prairies of southern and central United States having flowers that resemble sunflowers
fleabane - any of several North American plants of the genus Erigeron having daisylike flowers; formerly believed to repel fleas
woolly sunflower - any plant of the genus Eriophyllum
gaillardia - any plant of western America of the genus Gaillardia having hairy leaves and long-stalked flowers in hot vibrant colors from golden yellow and copper to rich burgundy
desert sunflower, Gerea canescens - slender hairy plant with few leaves and golden-yellow flower heads; sandy desert areas of southeastern California to southwestern Utah and western Arizona and northwestern Mexico
goldenbush - a plant of the genus Haplopappus
heliopsis, oxeye - any North American shrubby perennial herb of the genus Heliopsis having large yellow daisylike flowers