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A Field Guide to Flowers of the World

Updated: Nov 23


The flowers of the world are diverse, beautiful, and fascinating. From the delicate cherry blossom in Japan to the vibrant tulip fields of the Netherlands, there are countless varieties of flowers that captivate and inspire us. Flowers have played an important role in cultures around the world, often symbolizing love, beauty, and renewal. They are used for everything from religious ceremonies to wedding bouquets, and even as ingredients in delicious dishes.

Beyond their aesthetic and cultural significance, flowers also play a critical role in ecosystems, providing food and habitat for insects and other animals. Flowers' incredible variety and importance make them a truly amazing aspect of our world.




Last updated: 11/23/23


COUNT: 100 - Stay tuned, more flowers are to come with each outing.


Blue Flowers

Baby Blue-eyes Type: Wildflower Native to: Oregon, California Blooms: Spring, Winter Color: Blue to Purple



Blue Daisy Type: Wildflower Native to: Southern AfricaBlooms: Spring, Autumn, Winter Color: Blue, White, Yellow Note: Introduced to North America, Europe



Blue Iris Type: Wildflower Native to: Northern Hemisphere Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Winter, Summer Color: Blue, White, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Red



​​Cuban Lily Type: Bulbous Plant Native to: Western Mediterranean Blooms: Winter, spring Color: Blue, Purple



Love-in-a-mist Type: Wildflower Native to: Europe, North Africa, Asia Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Winter Color: Blue, White, Yellow, Pink Note: Introduced to North America, Europe



Pride of Madeira Type: Herb Native to: Western Spain Blooms: Spring, Winter Color: Blue to Purple Notes: Introduced to North America




Green Color

Chinese Snowball Type: Shrub Native to: China Blooms: Spring, Fall Color: Green, White Note:



Myrtle Spurge Type: Wildflower Native to: South Europe Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Green, Yellow Note: Poisonous



Sapphire Tower Type: Succulent Native to: Chile Blooms: Spring Color: Metallic Blue, Green Note: Member of the Pineapple Family



​​Shellflower Type: Wildflower Native to: Turkey, Syria Blooms: Summer Color: Green Note:


​​Thickstem Milkbush Type: Succulent Native to: Africa Blooms: Spring Color: Green, Yellow Note:





Multi Color

Bird of Paradise Type: Tropical Native to: South Africa Blooms: Summer, Fall Color: Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue Notes: Introduced to North America



​​Bromeliad Type: Tropical Native to: Central / South America Blooms: Summer, Fall Color: Red, Yellow, Orange, Pink Notes: Can absorb water from the air



Chinese Lantern Type: Tropical Native to: South America Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Orange, Yellow, Red Note: Introduced North America



Lantana Type: Shrub Native to: India Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, White Note: Introduced to North America, Australia



​​North America Pitcher Plant Type: Carnivorous Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Orange, Yellow, Red, Green Note:



Plumeria (Lei Flower) Type: Tropical Native to: South America, Caribbean, South Pacific Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: White, Yellow, Pink, Red Note: Introduced North America



Puruvian Lily Type: Tropical Native to: South America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow Note: Introduced to North America, Australia



Sacred Lotus Type: Aquatic Plant Native to: India Blooms: Late Summer Color: White, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Purple Notes:



Torch Ginger Type: Tropical Native to: South Pacific Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Red, Pink, Orange, White Note:




Orange Flowers

Apricot Mallow Type: Wildflower Native to: Western United States Blooms: Spring, Summer, Winter Color: Orange, Red, Pink Notes:



Bush Lily Type: Tropical Native to: South Africa Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Orange, Red Note:



California Poppy Type: Wildflower Native to: United States, Mexico Blooms: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter Color: Orange, Yellow Note:



Candelabra Aloe Type: Desert Native to: South Africa Blooms: Spring, Winter Color: Orange, Red Note:



Hawaiian Hibiscus Type: Tropical Native to: Tropical Regions Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Orange, White, Yellow, Red, Pink Note:



Hedgehog Cactus Type: Desert Native to: Southwest United States Blooms: Spring, Winter Color: Orange, Red, Purple Note:



Marigold Type: Wildflower Native to: Asia, Central Europe, Mediterranean Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Winter, Summer Color: Orange, Yellow Note:



Nasturtium Type: Wildflower Native to: Central & South America Blooms: Spring, Summer, Autumn Color: Orange, Yellow, Red, Purple Note:



Orange Lily Type: Wildflower Native to: Northern Hemisphere Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Orange, White, Yellow, Red Note:




Pink Flowers

Begonias Type: Wildflower Native to: Asia, Africa, Central & South America Blooms: Spring, Summer, Autumn Color: Orange, Yellow, Red, Pink Note: Introduced to North America, Europe



Bougainvillea Type: Shrub Native to: South America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Orange, Purple, Pink, Yellow, White Notes:



Camellia Type: Tropical Native to: Eastern Asia Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Winter Color: Orange, Yellow, Red, Pink. White Note: Introduced to North America, Europe



China Pink Dianthus Type: Wildflower Native to: Asia, Europe Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: White, Purple, Pink, Red Note: Introduced to North America, Europe



Columbine Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Blue, White, Yellow, Pink, Purple Note: Introduced to Europe



Cosmos Type: Wildflower Native to: Central America Blooms: Autumn, Summer Color: White, Pink, Orange, Yellow Note: Introduced Globally



Delosperma Type: Tropical Native to: Africa Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Pink, Purple, White, Yellow, Orange Note:



​​Foxglove Type: Wildflower Native to: North Africa, Europe, Asia Blooms: Spring Color: Pink, Purple, White Note: Poisonous



Pink Woodsorrel Type: Wildflower Native to: South America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Pink, Blue, Purple Note: Introduced to North America, Europe



Rhododendron Type: Shrub Native to: India, China Blooms: Summer, Fall, Winter Color: White, Pink, Red, Purple, Yellow Notes: Introduced to North America



Rock Rose Type: Wildflower Native to: Mediterranean Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Pink, White, Purple Note:



Tabebuia Type: Tropical Native to: North American Tropics Blooms: Summer, Fall Color: Yellow, Pink, Purple Notes: Trumpet Tree



Watsonia Type: Tropical Native to: South Africa Blooms: Summer, Fall Color: White, Pink, Red, Purple Notes:



Purple Flowers

​​African Daisy Type: Wildflower Native to: Africa Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: White, Pink, Cream, Purple, Yellow Note: Introduced Globally



Chocolate Lily Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring Color: Dark Purple to Brown Notes:



Coastal Purple Puya Type: Succulent Native to: South America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Blue to Purple Notes:



Geranium Type: Tropical Native to: Mediterranean Blooms: Spring, Autumn Color: White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Blue, Purple Note: Introduced to North America, Europe



Geranium Aculeolatum Type: Tropical Native to: Africa Blooms: Spring, Autumn Color: White, Purple Note:



Larkspur Type: Tropical Native to: Northern Hemisphere Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Pink, Blue, Purple Note: Poisonous to Humans and Livestock



Lavender Star Type: Tropical Native to: South Africa Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Pink, Blue, Purple Note:



Milk Thistle Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Autumn, Summer Color: Blue, White, Pink, Purple, Red Note:



Pasture Goatshead Type: Wildflower Native to: Europe, Asia Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Purple, Yellow Note: Introduced to North America, Australia



Rock Purslane Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Purple Note:



Rosy-leaf Sage Type: Shrub Native to: Central America Blooms: Summer, Fall Color: Purple, Blue Note:



​​​​Snake's Head Lily Type: Wildflower Native to: North America, Europe Blooms: Late Spring, Summer Color: Purple Note:



Sweet Violet Type: Wildflower Native to: Europe, Asia Blooms: Winter, Spring Color: White, Purple Note: Introduced to North America



​​Tulip Type: Herb Native to: Europe Blooms: Spring Color: Purple, Red, Orange, Pink, Yellow, or White Note:



Water Lily (Lotus) Type: Aquatic Native to: Asia, Australia Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Blue, White, Yellow, Pink, Purple Note: Introduced to North America, Europe



​​Wirelettuce Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Summer, Autumn Color: Pink, White, Purple Note:




Red Flowers

Cochineal Nopal Cactus Type: Cactus Native to: Mexico Bloom: Spring Color: Red, Pink



Madame Galen Trumpet Vine Type: Vine Native to: Hybrid Blooms: Summer Color: Red Notes: Hybre Cross between Chinese & American Trumpet Vines



​​Mexican Scarlet Sage Type: Wildflower Native to: Mexico Blooms: Summer, Fall Color: Red Notes:



​​​​Natal Bottlebrush Type: Tree Native to: South Africa Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Red Notes:



Poppy Type: Wildflower Native to: North America, Africa, Eurasia Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Red, White, Pink, Purple, Orange Notes:



Powder Puff Tree Type: Tree Native to: South America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Pink, Red Note: Introduced to North America, Australia



​​Red Passionflower Type: Tropical Native to: Central, South America Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Blue, White, Purple, Red Note:



​​Scarlet Flax Type: Wildflower Native to: North Africa, Southern Europe Blooms: Spring, Autumn Color: Red Notes: Introduced to North America



Weeping Bottlebrush Type: Tree Native to: Australia Blooms:Spring, Summer Color: Red Notes:



Yerba Maravilla Type: Sbrub Native to: Puerto Rico Blooms:Spring, Summer, Fall Color: Red Notes:



​​Zinnia Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Autumn, Summer Color: Red, White, Pink, Purple Notes:




White Flowers

​​Calla Lily Type: Tropical Native to: South Africa Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: White, Pink, Yellow Notes: Introduced to North America, Europe



Cherry Blossom Type: Fruit Native to: Northern Hemisphere Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: White, Pink, Red Note:



Coastal Rosemary Type: Wildflower Native to: Eastern Australia Blooms: Spring Color: White, Purple Note: Introduced the North America



Daffodil Type: Wildflower Native to: North Africa, Asia, Europe Blooms: Spring Color: Yellow, White Notes: Introduced to North America



Drimia Type: Wildflower Native to: Africa, Mediterranean Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: White Note:



Cactus Geranium Type: Succulent Native to: South Africa Blooms: Spring Color: Pink, White Notes:



​​Candida Type: Bulbous Native to: South America Blooms: Late Summer Color: Pink, White Notes: Grows in swampy areas



​​​Madonna Lily Type: True Lily Native to: Middle East Blooms: Summer Color: White Notes: Toxic to Pets



Natal Plum Type: Shrub Native to: South Africa Blooms: Summer, Fall Color: White Note: Introduced to North America



Orange Blossum Type: Fruit Native to: North, South America, Mediterranean Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: White Note:



Rose Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Yellow, White, Purple, Red Note:



Shasta Daisy Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: White Note:



Shepherd's Needles Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: White Note:



Water Bush Type: Shrub Native to: Australia Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: White Note:



​​​White Knight Cactus Type: Cactus Native to: Brazil Blooms: Late Summer Color: White, Purple, Pink, Yellow



Wild White Coneflower Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: White Note:



Wild Iris Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: White, Purple Note:




Yellow Flowers

​​African Daisy Type: Wildflower Native to: Africa Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Blue, Purple, Mauve, Pink, Yellow, White, Cream Note: Introduced North America



​​​Brugmansia Type: Tree Native to: South America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Yellow, Orange,Green, Pink Note: Poisonous



​​Bush Daisy Type: Wildflower Native to: South Africa Blooms: Autumn, Summer Color: Yellow, White Note: Introduced North America


Chalice Cup Vine Type: Tropical Native to: Mexico, Central America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Yellow, Orange Note: Poisonous



Elves Day Lily Type: Tropical Native to: Mediterranean Blooms: Spring, Summer, Fall Color: Yellow Note: Hybrid



Gaint Tangier Fennel Type: Herb Native to: Mediterranean Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Yellow Note:



​​​Golden Peony Type: Wildflower Native to: North Asia Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Yellow Notes: Introduced to North America, Europe



Hypoxis Type: Tropical Native to: South Africa Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: White, Yellow Notes:



Jerusalem Sage Type: Shrub Native to: Mediterranean Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Yellow Note: Introduced to North America



​​Leopards Bane Type: Sunflower Native to: Europe, Asia Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Yellow Notes:



​​Marsh Marigold Type: Wildflower Native to: North America Blooms: Spring, Summer Color: Yellow Notes:



Rose Mallow Type: Tropical Native to: Eastern Africa Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Orange, Yellow, White, Pink Note: Hibiscus



Trailing Abutilon Type: Tropical Native to: South America Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: Orange, Yellow Note: Introduced North America



​​Wood Sorrel Type: Wildflower Native to: South America, Africa Blooms: Spring, Autumn, Summer Color: White, Pink, Yellow, Purple Notes: Introduced to North America, Europe




Stay tuned, more flowers are to come with each outing.


If your not finding what you are looking for you can also look in our "Field Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" or "Field Guide to California Wildflowers"


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