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Wildflowers Across North America

The Wildflowers of the Midwest
As the native home of some of our most treasured wildflowers—such as the Black-Eyed Susan and Echinacea—the American Midwest is world famous for its excellent soils and growing conditions. Many native plants of the region were "discovered" by Lewis and Clark on their expedition in 1803-06. The beautiful blue "Prairie Flax" is named Linum lewisii after Captain Lewis.
The Wildflowers of the Northeast
The entire northeast was covered with primeval forest when our European ancestors arrived, so they were greeted with a rainbow of woodland wildflowers they had never seen. As the forests were cleared, sun-loving wildflowers bloomed, creating a mixture of natives and other meadow flowers that traveled with the colonists from Europe in their seed sacks.
The Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest
This coastal region is known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful places on our planet. The moderate temperatures (compared to our northeastern coast) plus generous rainfall, has made the US Pacific Northwest and neighboring Canadian lands one of our most botanically rich regions, the home of numerous native flowers found nowhere else.
The Wildflowers of the Southeast
The Southeast or "Deep South" is one of the richest "floristic regions" on our continent, famous for rich soils, moderate temperatures, and a very long growing season. With a wide network of wonderful rivers & creeks, the south is the ancestral home of scores of annual & perennial wildflowers, plus many of the world's most famous rhododendron species.
The Wildflowers of the Southwest
The Southern California coast, with its famous flowery hills plus the southwestern deserts farther inland treat residents to one of the world's most spectacular wildflower blooms each spring. The soils and gentle climate create a unique "floristic region" that is home to a true rainbow of wildflowers, led by the golden California Poppy plus a host of wild lupine species
The Wildflowers of the West
High altitudes and a lack of heavy rainfall create the unique wildflower environment of the intermountain West. Spring comes late and frost early in the high mountains, but even with a short blooming season, truly spectacular displays of wildflower color and a wide variety of species are botanical hallmarks of the region.
The Unique Spectacle of Texas Wildflowers
No wonder the Lone Star State brags about its wildflowers. Every April, certain parts of Texas light up with a wildflower show no other state can match. Take a tour with a local expert.
April in Texas
Katie Sherrod, a noted journalist from Fort Worth, sent us this on-site report in April. Go with her on her tour of the famous Texas Wildflowers during the Big Bloom—it always happens in April.