Wild Flora of the World

A collection of wild plants and their flowers from around the world.

Red wild flowers in springtime abundance in the Rhyl Nature Preserve in Wales. Red wild flowers in abundance in the Rhyl Nature Preserve in WalesSeptember wild flowers at Whiffen Spit, a walk on a spit of land extending out into the Pacific Ocean from Sooke on Vancouver Island, Canada. Wild Flowers at Whiffen Spit, a walk on a spit of land extending out into the Pacific Ocean from Sooke on Vancouver Island, CanadaMasses of wild flowers, and this wild garlic to add its distinct aroma, distinguished our spring Malham Walk in the Yorkshire Dales of England.Wild garlic adds a distinct aroma on our Malham walk in the Yorkshire Dales of EnglandWild flowers in May bloom at the Marken Dyke in Holland. Wild flowers in bloom at the Marken Dyke in HollandHurricane Ridge, in the Olympic National Park in Washington, in July had wildlife, wild vistas and wildflowers, including this scalloped onion with its pink blooms (USA). Scalloped Onion Wildflower on Hurricane Ridge, WashingtonA boat skeleton overgrown with wild roses in May in Copenhagen’s Christiania District, Denmark. A boat skeleton in Copenhagen's Christiania DistrictPurple heather blooms in the fall in Glenveagh National Park, Ireland.Heather in bloom in Glenveagh National Park, IrelandRed flowers blooming on low cactus in October in the mountain near Tafi in Argentina. Red flowers blooming on low cactus in the mountain near Tafi in ArgentinaWild bromeliad in bloom in March in Santa Rosa National Park in Costa Rica. This place was the most superbly wild place we’ve ever been to in recent history; we even saw a wild jaguar!bromeliad in bloom in Santa RosaThere wasn’t much in the way of wild flowers in Rajasthan in northern India in February. There was mostly scrubby growth, if any, the one exception being this magnificent agave just outside Kumbalgarh Fort. As agaves are native to the Americas this one was probably planted at some point, but was doing spectacularly well. agave at KumbalgarhWild poppies, blue cornflowers and other small treasures create an array of colour that would inspire many an artist near the village of Giverny in FranceWild poppies and other bright flowers create an array of colour that would inspire many an artist near Giverny in FrancePurple wild flowers with a butterfly in Fiskebäckskil in Sweden. Purple wild flowers with a butterfly in Fiskebäckskil in SwedenMore of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wild.

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7 responses to “Wild Flora of the World

  1. Thank you for a lovely tour of wild flowers! I especially love the scalloped onion with its soft colours blending in nicely among the stones.

  2. Lovely! I was under the impression that when agave goes up like this, it’s about to die. You know, like some lettuce. 😀 I could be mistaken all my life about this though…

    • They die after blooming although fortunately for them they only bloom once, usually at the 30 to 50 year mark. At the same thing they produce tons of little agaves, both at the base of the plant and on the flower stalk.

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