Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A usually herbaceous flowering plant that is not a cultivated variety, especially one that has conspicuous flowers and is found in a natural environment.
  • noun The flower of such a plant.

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

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  • noun wild or uncultivated flowering plant

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Examples

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

    The Sunny Woodland-GBDW* « Fairegarden

  • 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.

    Fairies Part Three « Fairegarden

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

    post-gazette.com - News

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

    post-gazette.com - 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.

    Mobilewhack.com

  • For an outdoor ceremony, you might want something a little more 'wildflower' looking.

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  • 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.

    Parting Words

  • 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.

    Parting Words

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

    Victoria Magazine June 1990, 1994

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