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Learning about spring flowers: List of wildflowers

For many parts of the world, snow and frost is slowly melting. And the water is seeping into the ground. Many of the seeds that were once asleep are now beginning to bloom. Many flowers are beginning to appear in different places.

Some particular flowers are amazingly the source of food for many insects and animals. But what’s more wonderful than to look at these beautiful flowers. They have vivid colors and sweet fragrances. They cover the landscape in some colorful display of reds, yellows, blues, and all the other colors of the rainbow.

These are just a few of the signs that spring has arrived in many parts of the world. Spring brings many seasonal changes: flowers start to bloom, grass becomes greener, birds, and butterflies are migrating back to their homes, and hibernation is beginning to come to an end for some animals.

Many of these changes are triggered by how the earth rotates. As the earth spins around the sun, it allows the seasons to change around the world. It also gives equinox or solstice points in a calendar year.


One significant sign of spring is the sighting of wildflowers. There are many and countless types of flowers. The 25 most common sightings of wildflowers in spring are:

  • Apple blossom = flores de manzano de flores
  • Azaleas = azalea
  • Begonias = begonia
  • Blackthorn = espino de flores
  • Bloodroot = sanguinaria
  • Cherry blossom = flor del cerezo
  • Calla Lily = cala, lirio de agua, flor del jarro
  • Cosmos = cosmos
  • Daisies = margaritas
  • Dogwood tree = flores del árbol Cornejo florido
  • Gardenia = gardenia
  • Geranium = geranio
  • Gerberas = gerberas
  • Hyacinth = jacinto
  • Irises = iris
  • Jasmine = jazmín
  • Lilacs = lilas
  • Lily of the Valley = lirio de la flor del valle
  • Orchids = orquídeas
  • Pansies = pensamientos
  • Roses = rosas
  • Tulip = tulipanes
  • Tiger Lily – lirio de tigre
  • White Rock-Rose = flor de roca
  • Zinnia = zinnia

Wildflowers can grow in just about any type of soil or environment. But they grow best in rich nutrient soil. Besides needing water and sun, flowers need the proper nutrients like phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium and minerals. Many of these elements occur naturally in soil. But commercial fertilizers already have the proper percentage of each mineral or element. But if you cannot travel to amazing places to see wildflowers, you can always plant these at home by using some potting soil.

Have you seen these beautiful flowers in your hometown? Has spring arrived in your area?

Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

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