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Flower Shape
Asymmetrical or irregular flower shape - irregular
2-3 rays/petals flower shape - two to three petals
4-6 rays/petals flower shape - four to six petals
7 or more rays/petals flower shape - seven or more petals
Numerous very thin
petals or rays
flower shape - numerous petals
Fused petals flower shape - fused tube
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Size
Height: feet
Flower width: inches
Color
White  
Yellows yellow
Blues blue
Lavenders and Purples purple
Pinks pink
Oranges and Reds red
Greens green
Browns brown
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Bloom Month
March June September
April July October
May August Search all months
Plant Type
Regular wildflower Vine
Shrub or tree Search all types
Leaf Shape
Smooth leaf shape - entire Toothed leaf-shape - toothed
Lobed leaf-shape - lobed Divided leaf-shape - compound
Mixed   None  
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Cluster Type
Individual flowers
(no clusters)
single flowers
Elongate clusters long clusters
Rounded or flat clusters flat clusters
All cluster types
Image Types
Flowers Buds
Leaves Fruits & seeds
Using the Identification Tool

The identification tool is intended to help hobbiests identify wildflowers based on easily observable characteristics. The database is searched for flowers that have ALL of the characteristics that you selected, so leave the "search all" option selected for any information that your're not sure of. Because we're looking for characteristics that are obvious to the untrained eye, we've taken some liberty with the detailed biology, as discussed below.

Flower Shape
Leaf Shape

Select the shape that best describes the leaves of the plant. If the plant has multiple leaflets coming from a single stalk, select divided, reguardless of the characteristics of the individual leaflets.

If a plant has two or more types of leaves, select multple.

Color

Although this is probably the most obvious characteristic, it is also the most variable. We've tried to group colors into a few categories, but one flower may occur in more than one color category.

Bloom Month

Self explanitory.

Flower Type
Image Types

Our database includes photographs of leaves, fruits, and buds, in addition to blooming flowers.

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