Wild Blue Phlox

Wild Blue Phlox

Phlox 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 More »

Chicory

Chicory

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, More »

Virginia Bluebell

Virginia Bluebell

Appears: spring Native to Wisconsin More »

Blue Flag Iris

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 More »

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade

Appears: Not native to Wisconsin More »

 

Orange Hawkweed (not Indian Paintbrush)


While locally this is often known as Indian Paintbrush, the first flower to be called such is a native North American flower found out west. Others may refer to Orange Hawkweed as Devil’s Paintbrush, Grim-the-Collier, Missionary Weed, Orange Paintbrush, Red Daisy, or Tawny Hawkweed. Botanists can’t even agree on its proper name and you can find it listed as both Hieracium aurantiacum and Pilosella aurantiaca. It is a member of the Asteraceae family. It is invasive and does well in bad soil so you might see them taking over fields or along roadsides in Wisconsin. They spread seeds the way dandelions do but also reach out with rhizomes (below ground) and stolons (above) from which new plants can sprout.

Not native to Wisconsin or even North America

Hedge Bindweed

Creeping Bellwort

This flower is said to be blue, but I see purple when I look at it.

Common Mullein

Black-eyed Susan


Also Brown-eyed Susan

Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

Bird’s-foot Trefoil grows low to the ground and likes sun and roadsides.

Appears in spring, summer or fall.

Non-native to Wisconsin

Toadshade Trillium or Red Trillium

Not to be mistaken for Stinking Benjamin which is also referred to as Red Trillium.

Large-Flowered Trillium


Appears:

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