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Wild flowers: names and photos

Would you like to learn a little more about the plant world? At AgroCorrn we want to help you expand your knowledge of the different species of wild plants that you will see during your walks in the countryside, in specialized stores or in parks and gardens. Many of these types of wildflowers are valued not only for their beauty and perfume, but also for their medicinal and even culinary properties.

We hope that this selection of 28 wild flowers with names and photos will be the most interesting for you and will help you choose which will be the next companion to decorate and bring life to your home. Go ahead and take a look at this list full of wild flowers known worldwide and discover photographs of beautiful flowers.

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  1. Allium oh amount of OSO
  2. Andryala agardhii or mountain sesame
  3. Anagallis o anagalis
  4. Anemone ranunculoides or anemone
  5. Antirrhinum barrelieri or tarragon
  6. Mountain sandstone or sandstone
  7. Oh pearl perennial wars
  8. Centaurea adorns or embrace
  9. Chondrilla juncea or sweet chicory
  10. Crocus sativus or saffron
  11. Diplotaxis erucoides or white dandelion
  12. Erica raises the Brezo of Ireland
  13. Jurinea humilis or rock arzolla
  14. Ilex aquifolium o acebo
  15. Rhododendron o rododendro
  16. Reichardia picroides o cosconilla
  17. Smyrnium olusatrum or horse celery
  18. Tagetes erecta the flower of Cempasúchil
  19. Taraxacum officinale or dandelion
  20. Tribulus terrestris o abrojo
  21. Tussilago farfara or horse foot
  22. Ophrys lutea or bee orchid
  23. Papaver rhoea or wild poppy
  24. Parentucellia latifolia or algarabía
  25. Portulaca oleracea or purslane
  26. Lavandula officinalis or lavanda
  27. Lupinus hispanicus o alberjón
  28. Thymus vulgaris O tomillo

Allium oh amount of OSO

It is a kind of garlic , specifically known as bear’s garlic . It is one of the edible wild plants used for its medicinal value as a natural antibiotic. In addition, this is one of the field plants that is typical of humid forest areas, such as oak or beech trees.

Andryala agardhii or mountain sesame

Also belonging to the Compositae family, this plant, commonly known as mountain sesame , has alternate gray-green leaves and yellow flowers . It blooms during the summer, generally on rocky and rocky areas, as you can see in this image.

Anagallis o anagalis

Although anagalis , which is how this plant is commonly known and is a name very similar to its scientific name, usually produces flowers with a wide range of colors , it is one of the most recognized pink wildflowers for its high value aesthetic. In the same way, it is also used as a medicinal plant to treat problems such as epilepsy. It usually grows in dry and sandy soils and is native to Europe.

Anemone ranunculoides or anemone

This wild plant that blooms from late winter to spring and is typical of Europe, especially the Mediterranean. Commonly known as anemone, it features white , purple, blue, red, and yellow wildflowers .

Antirrhinum barrelieri or tarragon

Also known as narrow-leaved calves, bunnies or dragons , this wild plant with pink flowers belongs to the Scrofulariaceae family. Its stems are erect, its leaves are linear and its flowers have a characteristic deep pink color. It is typical of calcareous and stony soils. Its flowering season is quite long, from late winter to late spring.

Mountain sandstone or sandstone

Of popular name arenaria, thorny grass or fly wing , this plant is a herbaceous one that has its origin in the mountain areas of south-western Europe. It is typical of stony and rocky terrain, being a species of low height, almost always less than 20 cm, and with a widely branched structure. Its small flowers, of about 2 cm, are very striking for their clear white color , with a light green center.

Oh pearl perennial wars

The common daisy is one of the best-known wildflowers in the world. It is typical of Europe and North Africa. It is generally used for its ornamental value but has also begun to be used in the kitchen. In addition, it has diuretic and healing properties. It usually grows in meadows and areas with abundant grass.

We encourage you to discover the different types of daisies , as well as the basic care of daisies .

Centaurea adorns or embrace

Also known as openers , it belongs to the Compositae family and has erect and folious stems, alternate leaves and flowers in terminal yellow chapters . This wildflower usually grows on the roadsides between spring and summer.

Chondrilla juncea or sweet chicory

It is known much more by its common name: sweet chicory . It is a wild plant that, more specifically, is a biennial or lively herbaceous plant, has reed stems, alternate leaves and flowers in yellow chapters .

Crocus sativus or saffron

The saffron is one of the wild plants more valued in the culinary world for its bitter taste and aroma. Growing them is a very delicate process, which is why it is one of the most expensive wildflowers in the world. In addition, it has very characteristic purple bell flowers despite its small size.

Diplotaxis erucoides or white dandelion

The wild caterpillar or white dandelion , common names for this edible wild plant , usually grows easily in orchards, roads and even vineyards. It was used for raw salads and for its digestive and detoxifying properties.

Erica raises the Brezo of Ireland

The one known as Irish heather is one of the wild plants with pink or purple campanulate flowers most characteristic of steep areas or ravines. In addition, its color stands out not only on the stone, but even in the snow since it is very resistant to frost when flowering during winter.

Jurinea humilis or rock arzolla

This perennial rhizomatous wild plant, known as rock arzolla , is characterized by its highly segmented whole leaves and tubular flowers in a wide variety of colors ranging from white to mauve. It is normal to find it in grassland or scrub areas. Its flowering season begins in early summer.

Ilex aquifolium o acebo

The so-called holly or false mistletoe is a plant that has become a symbol of Christmas. It is a small, slow-growing tree that rarely exceeds 10 meters in height. It is best known for its small red fruits , which are toxic and should be avoided by children or pets ingesting them. Its flowers, although less popular, are small in size, but very pretty, of a more pure white or spotted depending on whether they are male or female. Blooms in spring and welcomes semi-shady locations.

Here you can learn more about Holly Care .

Rhododendron o rododendro

The rhododendron is a plant of Asian origin, specifically from the Himalayan area. It is one of the most valued purple, pink and white wildflowers for its high ornamental value . However, planting in public places is not recommended as its flowers release a certain toxin that is harmful to the little ones.

Reichardia picroides o cosconilla

Commonly known as cosconilla , this wild plant blooms throughout the year and its flowers are always yellow. In addition, it is typical of meadows and open or open places. Cosconilla is used in traditional natural medicine to heal and protect the liver.

Smyrnium olusatrum or horse celery

Commonly known as horse celery , this herbaceous plant, typical of ravines and riverbanks, is one of the wild edible plants widely used both for its diuretic properties and vitamin C. In addition, its fruits are used as a flavoring for dishes such as salads or rice.

Tagetes erecta the flower of Cempasúchil

The Cempasúchil or tagete flower , the common name of this species native to Mexico and Central America, is one of the most representative flowers of the Day of the Dead. This bright yellow to red flower blooms in the fall. It is one of the most consumed edible wildflowers in Mexico. It can be eaten raw as a topping for tamales, in soups and even in herbal teas. Its flavor is quite characteristic, with a sweet and citrus touch.

Taraxacum officinale or dandelion

Another of the best known wild flowers is the dandelion , which belongs to the Asteraceae family. Although many call it a weed, it has yellow flowers with healing properties . In addition, its form of seed dispersal is very characteristic. Its fragile cypselas are blown away by the wind creating an almost magical atmosphere.

In this video you can learn more about dandelion and its health properties.

Tribulus terrestris o abrojo

Perhaps it is one of the least known wild plants in the world. It is known as thistle and has compound leaves and solitary flowers with up to 5 yellow and white petals . This wild plant blooms all year long on the roadsides.

Tussilago farfara or horse foot

Known as horse’s foot or claw is one of the yellow wildflowers used as an ingredient in salads for its aroma and flavor. In addition, it can also be used in infusions to improve respiratory conditions such as asthma.

Ophrys lutea or bee orchid

Belonging to the Orchid family, this wild plant with yellow flowers can grow up to 9 centimeters tall. The flowering time of the beehive orchid is in spring and usually grows in environments of meadows or scrub areas.

Papaver rhoea or wild poppy

The wild poppy is one of the best-known wildflowers due to its striking deep red , bell-shaped flowers. They grow to almost 50 cm in height. In addition, it is from it the opium latex is extracted, which is used to produce morphine.

Parentucellia latifolia or algarabía

This annual herbaceous plant belongs to the Labiatae family. Its common name is algarabía and it has simple, reddish erect stems. Its flowers are very small, they are grouped in inflorescences and range from red to purple . They usually grow in grasslands and in stony areas during the spring.

Portulaca oleracea or purslane

This plant is used for its medicinal properties. Among them, its richness in omega-3s and its use as an anti-inflammatory stand out. Although purslane , its common name, usually has showy, small yellow flowers, there is a variety, Portulaca oleracea grandiflorun , which has even more showy, multi-colored flowers.

We encourage you to learn more about it with this other post about Purslane: properties and what it is for .

Lavandula officinalis or lavanda

The lavender , also sometimes known as lavender, is a wild plant semiarbustiva type. This plant is very characteristic for its purple wild flowers and for its aroma . It is a plant capable of adapting without problems to any type of soil and can be grown both in gardens and in pots. In addition, it has medicinal properties.

If you like this plant, here you can discover 12 types of lavender .

Lupinus hispanicus o alberjón

These blue wildflowers belong to the Legume family. They are also called alberjón , lizard bean, wolf bean and titones.

This plant has erect, hairy stems, compound leaves, and flowers arranged in whorls of up to 5 flowers. These can vary in color from blue to light purple . It is also typical of the roadsides and blooms during the spring.

Thymus vulgaris O tomillo

The thyme is a wild plant native to the Mediterranean. Also shrub-like like lavender, it can grow up to 40 cm in height. It is very easy to grow and produces quite showy small white flowers . If you like this plant, we encourage you to learn how to plant thyme and Care thyme .

Now that you know these names and have seen these photos of wild flowers , you may be interested in discovering 22 spring flowers .

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Maria Anderson

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