Wildflower pictures, wildflower gardening tips and flower folklore
By expert estimates, there are over 20,000 species of flowering plants in North America, belonging to about 300 different families. Those that grow in the wild or on their own, without cultivation, are called wildflowers. Wildflowers indigenous to the continent are called ìnativesî. Others, which may be quite common, but not indigenous, have been introduced from some other part of the world and are referred to as ìnaturalized.î Both types share one common distinction: They are equipped to grow on their own in nature.
WildflowerInformation.org is a resource for wildflower enthusiasts and gardeners. With a growing interest in the environment and natural gardening, our objective is to offer comprehensive information that is easy to use, and accessible for those from the casually interested to the expert.
Our staff and resource consultants include many highly experienced professionals in the world of wildflowers who have given generously of their time to make the site complete and accurate. Authors, photographers, naturalists and many gardeners have contributed to the information and images.
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