from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flowering plant that grows in a natural, uncultivated state.
  • n. The flower of such a plant.

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  • n. A wild (uncultivated) flowering plant.
  • n. A flower from such a plant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wild or uncultivated flowering plant


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  • Shown above is wild columbine, Aquilegia canadensisBut the woodland plants had already been planted in what we refer to as the wildflower corner.

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  • What spring wildflower is consistently among the first to bloom here?

    Waldo Jaquith - The Big Here.

  • As you can see by clicking on the above photo, the moss itself is already diverse, but the ferny leaves of the leptinella, black and green leaf varieties were both planted, add another dimension to the area we call the wildflower garden.

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  • "You can get an idea of what kind of wildflower understory there should be over perhaps hundreds of thousands of acres up here." - News

  • The iFotoGuide allows the user to look at travel information like hotels and weather, not to mention park information such as wildflower blooms as well as entrance fees.

  • For an outdoor ceremony, you might want something a little more 'wildflower' looking. New Blogs and RSS Feeds

  • PS - If you would like some new spring wildflower honey let me know a shipping address and I'll send you some after our first harvest next week.

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  • My father-in-law built us an arching trellis on which I hung a wildflower wreath.

    Victoria Magazine June 1990, 1994

  • After the vegetable plots are ready, Stibolt can't wait to turn over a piece of the yard for a wildflower garden, more in line with her sustainable gardening bug.

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  • I went to the Walgreens half a block away and grabbed a cheap-o box of mixed wildflower seeds and tossed it with a cheap-o bag of potting soil and spread them over the two dirt cut-outs in front of the house.

    So... How TOUGH is that 99¢ Box of Walgreens Flowers Seeds?


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