All sorts of flowers the which on earth do spring
In goodly colours gloriously array'd
Edmund Spenser, 1552-1599
Pleated gentian

Wildflowers are transient beauties. They are there today in profusion and tomorrow you cannot find even one. They grow in the most inhospitable places, and yet if you try to grow them in your garden they fade away and die. Next to showy garden plants they are often drab, but in their proper setting in the wild they have a subtle beauty that is all their own.

Pleated Gentian
Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)
Morning Glory bud
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two Fly agaric toadstools
Fly agaric
Cornflowers Pyramidal Orchid
Pyramidal Orchid
Coral Bean (erythrina herbacea) Yellow evening primrose (Calyophus hartwegii)
Evening Primrose
Coral Bean
White Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum fern unfolding in spring
Podophyllum peltatum (the mayapple) Trillium undulatum (Painted Trillium)
pink poppies in a field in Andalusia
bud of Scarlet Indian Paintbrush (castilleja linariaefolia) Cranesbill, also called Hardy Geranium
Poppies in Andalusia
Wild Geranium
Western Skunk Cabbage (lysichiton americanus)
Indian Paintbrush Bud
Skunk Cabbage
Western Wood Lily (lilium philadelphicum) Trillium erectum, also known as Wake-robin, red trillium, purple trillium
Wood Lily
White Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum Angel's Trumpet (Datura Wrightii)
Angel's Trumpet
Trillium erectum, also known as Wake-robin, red trillium, purple trillium Crotalaria agatiflora, Canary-bird Bush, Rattlebox
Bird Flower
White Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum Scarlet Indian Paintbrush (castilleja linariaefolia)
Indian Paintbrush