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Pictures of Wildflowers
Wildflowers are all around us although of course human develop threatens a number of species. We pass them by often without noticing. Their beautiful displays are most magnificent in lesser traveled areas in the mountains, the countryside, and the meadows.
On this page you will find a variety of wildflower pictures that allow you to see them in all their glory. In addition, you will find some interesting wildflower facts and a few tips and resources to help you grow your own.
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With a deep blue sky as the backdrop and brightly colored wildflowers in the foreground, this image shows the beauty of a mountain springtime. This photograph was taken at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park in Montana, US. Gareth McCormack was the photographer.
About Wildflowers: Not all wildflowers are native plants. Native flowers are the ones that grew there without birds, humans, or any animals spreading them there from other locations. Wildflowers are those that aren't cultivated by humans.
This picture of wildflowers shows common blooms along the trail leading to Mt. Williamson in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Photographer Wes Walker captured this Owens Valley shot.
In this image, viewers get a close up look at the delicate beauty of Forget-Me-Nots and some Yellow Columbine thanks to photographer Norbert Rosing.
These bell shaped flowers show some of the varied designs nature creates. This close up image of springtime blooms was taken in Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany. The photographer is not identified.
About Wildflowers: Some estimates say that there are over 20,000 different species of wildflowers. Therefore, it's likely you will encounter a number of them that you can't name. If you want to learn more or identify a particular wildflower, you might want to start with the information you'll find on this page.
Another striking wildflower, this one has a trumpet bloom which viewers can see close up. Neither the location nor the photographer are identified.
In a field of red and yellow wildflowers, a lone daisy stands out. Photographer Raymond Gehman captured this image, but the location is not identified.
This image shows natural wildflowers adorning the roadside in an unknown location. Their brilliant colors are only accentuated by the more dimly lit sky. Michael Melford is the photogrpher.
About Wildflowers: Aside from the fact that native wildflowers can add a lot of beauty to a landscape, they can provide other benefits as well. Having wildflowers present can help reduce the need to irrigate and fertilize the surrounding area.
Beautiful yellow wildflowers are interwoven on a lush carpet of green grass in this field found in Los Padres National Forest. Rich Reed is the photographer.
In this photograph of summer wildflowers, flowering Richea Scoparia is shown as part of the Tasmanian Alpine Heath. Grant Dixon is the photographer.
About Wildflowers: If a wildflower, or any plant for that matter, is called "endemic" it means that that particular plant grows exclusively in that area. It is not found elsewhere.
On the otherhand. if a flower or plant is said to be naturalized it means that it did not originate in a given area, but now grows and thrives in the area without cultivation.
This image presents a colorful celebration of spring. It features purple fleabane and yellow wildflowers against the red rock and deep blue skies of Utah. This shot was taken in the Mt. Timpanogos Wilderness Area near Sundance. The photographer is Howie Garber.
Viewers are surrounded with blooms in summer meadow in this wildflower picture captured by photographer Raymond Gehman.
About Wildflowers: Many people plant native wildflowers in their yard. There are a number of benefits for using them at home along with other cultivated flowers and plants. They add beauty of course, but they can cut down on the need to fertilize, water, and so forth. However, the reason many people love them is that they attract hummingbirds, song birds, butterflies and other desirable animal life.
Photographer Barnett Ross provides this image of a field of wildflowers in Coalseam Conservation Park in Western Australia.
A variety of colorful wildflowers are shown in this photograph against a background of deep green grasses. Photographer Gareth McCormack provides this image which was taken in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.
Here we see a clusters of delicate lavendar and white wildflowers at the base of a Birch tree in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, USA. Darrell Gulin is the photographer.
A cheerful summer scene greets viewers here. Wild daisies are scattered along the shoreline of a lake in a brightly lit scene. Lee Peterson is the photographer.
About Wildflowers: Some wildflowers are annuals, others are either perennials or biennials.
Wildflowers can be planted in both spring and fall. Most wildflowers will re-seed themselves in autumn.
This wildflower picture shows Wild Chervil in a rugged field at the break of dawn. The morning clouds are just rising and a sense of calm permeates the scene. This shot was taken in South Finland by photographer Heikki Nikki.
This image shows Fireweed in Aialik Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA. Paul Souders is the photographer.
This photograph provides a close up of a field of bright pink and yellow wildflower blossoms.
Taken at sunset, this photograph provides a view of the mountains with Sand Verbena and Dune Primrose blooms in the foreground. This shot was captured by photographer Christopher Talbot Frank in Anza-Borrego Desert Stae Park, California, USA.
This is another of photographer Christopher Talbot Frank's wildflower pictures. It shows some pretty wildflower blooms alongside a gently flowing mountain stream in Alpine Meadow in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA.
About Wildflowers: As indicated above wildflowers provide benefits, including their ability to support bird and insect life. In addition however, some communities find that they help decrease soil erosion. In addition, some select wildflowers are used to produce important pharmaceuticals to battle human diseases such as cancer.
This image shows Elk Cove Creek flowing through the Mt. Hood Wilderness Area in Oregon, USA. It's surrounded by a colorful collection of wildflowers. Steve Terrill is the photographer.
About Wildflowers:Like so many things, there are a number of myths that surround wildflowers. The most common myth is that anyone who wants to grow a wildflower garden can do so easily and that it will require no maintenance. This is not true. Wildflower gardens can take years to establish and will need maintenance.
This hillside is carpeted with a variety of colorful wildflowers. This summer photo was captured in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA by photographer Christopher Talbot Frank.
About Wildflowers: Some wildflowers are "invasive". This means that they tend to spread aggressively and take over an area from other plants, potentially choking other plants out.
A sea of wildflowers nearly envelopes this lonely road ner Gonzales, Texas, USA. Photographer Darrel Gulin took this shot.
This rustic rural road is framed by yellow wildflowers in Darrell Gulin's photograph. This image was taken near Brenham, Texas, USA.
About Wildflowers: As indicated above, growing a wildflower garden isn't as quick and easy as some people would assume. It takes some planning, and certainly involves making the right choices regarding which wildflowers to plant. To learn more about this, visit this page.
Colorful wildflowers and a cool mountain stream greet viewers in this American Basin mountain scene. Russell Dohrman is the photographer.
Photographer Mark Windom shot this image of a wildflower filled mountain meadow in Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.
Another of photographer Darrell Gulin's wildflower pictures, this one shows a bloom filled meadow framed by a rustic fence. The location is near Lytle, Texas, USA.
Yellow wildflowers cascade down a hillside to the coastline somewhere in Oregon, USA. Photographer Wallace Garrison took this image.
About Wildflowers:Starting wildflowers from seed is the most economical way of establishing a wildflower garden, but again, planning is critical. This article can provide more tips on pre-treating and pre-germination.
Photographer Chuck Haney captured this photograph of a meadow carpeted with Blue Camas wildflowers near Huson, Montana, USA.
On a damp day near Devine, Texas, USA, wildflowers surround an old wagon in a meadow. Darrell Gulin is the photographer.
This wildflower covered field is located in San Luis Obispo County, California, USA. Terry Eggers is the photographer.
About Wildflowers: Some, although certainly not all, wildflowers are quite edible. It's not just the often maligned dandelion that can be eaten. If you're interested in the culinary aspects of wildflowers you can consult this page.
Photographer Bill Whelan provides this close-up view of Elecampane wildflowers.