Welcome to WildflowerID.info!

WELCOME! This website is a photo-based guide to the wildflowers of the continental United States, as well as Alaska, with a primary focus on those from the Northeast, Central and Southeastern United States, but there are many also included here from the Northwest and the Southwest. Since most of the plants that grow in Hawaii and other US territories are in a tropical climate, those are not included here. For the purposes of this website, "wildflower" means flowering plants that are native to the US, and are not trees or large shrubs. Certain common non-natives are also included on a special page devoted to them.

You can access some of our popular ID charts here:
Desmodium (Tick Trefoil) ID chart
Symphyotrichum (Aster) ID chart
Solidago (Goldenrod) ID chart
Vitaceae (Grape Family) ID chart
Tradescantia (Spiderwort) ID chart

We are working on many more ID charts! For more info on them, click here, or on the ID Charts tab at the top of any page. Thank you for visiting!! We welcome comments and questions!

Update from October 10, 2023: Please note, this website is a work in progress! We have 6 children at home, including a five year old, three year old, one year old and 6 month old - so things are busy here! We have added several new pages over the last few weeks, and also we took images of many new species recently. As of right now, close to about 1/2 of the individual species pages are loaded so far and can be found on the A-Z page - any species there with a link will take you to the page for that species with pictures. Not all information for them is yet up, on how to distinguish species, but we will update that soon. We have added hundreds of new images over the last couple of months. The rest of the species listed there that don't have working links, are what we are working on - we have the images for them! Just need to get the individual species pages made and uploaded - hopefully we will get many more loaded soon! Please bear with us as we work to get pages made and images uploaded. We recently added both a seedling gallery and a seed gallery - see below for the links! We appreciate any support you can offer us!!

For each entry, information will be given about the species, as well as pictures of various parts of the plant - like flower, stem, leaves, seed pod, and overall habit of the plant; some species may have additional pictures of things used to help identify them. These photos are all designed to help you find the plant you are looking for so you can properly identify it.

We have developed this site, in many ways, because there are a lot of identification keys out there, but many of them are located in volumes of books that are hard to find, or not available online, and even when they can be found, they do not have images and they are bogged down with many technical botanical terms - here we seek to avoid that and to make identification more possible for the "lay" or "regular" person. There are an awful lot of us who want to ID the flowers we see, but we're not all botanists!

There are currently approximately 1,300 species listed here, but we are adding new ones all the time, so stay tuned; what is not listed now, might be soon!

We seek to avoid errors in identification, and other areas, but if you find something that you believe to be wrong, please let us know about it!

Please select what type of plant you are looking for. You can choose by:


                    Blue                  Green                   Purple                   Orange

                    Pink                    Red                      Brown                     White



       Northwest                Southwest                Central

               Northeast                Southeast                Alaska

Or, you can see an A to Z list of every plant here:

   A to Z

NEW!! (Jan 8, 2023) Our Seed Gallery is now live! Check it out!

NEW!! (Nov 19, 2022) Our Seedling Gallery is now live! Check it out!