Category Archives: Blue

Wild Blue Phlox

wild-blue-phloxPhlox divaricata

Depending on the soil, the light, or your camera’s sensor, Phlox may look blue or purple. Some may confuse it with the invasive and abundant Dame’s Rocket, but this one has five petals shaped almost like a narrow spade to the flower’s center.

Appears: spring, summer

Native to Wisconsin

Chicory

chicory-wildflower
Appears: summer

Not native to Wisconsin

Does well in dry rugged areas and appears abundantly along roadsides and highway medians

Chicory can be cultivated for its root which, when dried and pulverized, can be added to coffee or even used to brew a sort of “poor man’s coffee.” Chicory coffee is popular in the southern state of the USA, and is especially favored in New Orleans.

Virginia Bluebell


Appears: spring

Native to Wisconsin

Blue Flag Iris


Appears: spring and summer

Native to Wisconsin

Likes wet areas, especially along marshes, lakes and streams

Also known as the Northern Iris

Bittersweet Nightshade


Appears:

Not native to Wisconsin

Common Blue Violet

Blue Wildflowers