wild·​flow·​er | \ ˈwī(-ə)ld-ˌflau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce wildflower (audio) \

Definition of wildflower

: the flower of a wild or uncultivated plant or the plant bearing it

Examples of wildflower in a Sentence

a field full of wildflowers

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In the winter, the island sheds the sparkles for a more subdued richness: terra cotta soil, perennial wildflowers, almond blossoms, citrus trees, quiet mornings in Mediterranean coves. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "For Authentic Ibiza, Visit in the Winter," 15 Feb. 2019 Family nature hike Families can join a naturalist on a morning hike to look for wildflowers and wildlife at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 S. Knoch Knolls Road. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 27 Apr. 2018 Perennial grasses and wildflowers sprouted the first year after the fires and flowered profusely the second year. Kristen Pope, Discover Magazine, "Wildfire Engulfed Yellowstone 30 Years Ago. Its Recovery Could Predict The Future of the West," 12 Nov. 2018 Set in a field of native grasses and wildflowers and surrounded by the Bridger Teton National Forest, the 6,407-square-foot home was designed by Carney Logan Burke to blend into its natural surroundings. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Mod mountain retreat asks $11.9M," 9 Nov. 2018 Winter is mild, the countryside a lush green; spring is filled with wildflowers; and autumn has a soft evening light. Kyre Chenven, Condé Nast Traveler, "For Sardinia’s Wild Side, Head to Sulcis," 12 Oct. 2018 Take advantage of the fact that hostas emerge late and plant the large open expanses with spring-flowering bulbs and ephemeral wildflowers such as toothworts (Dentaria), spring beauties (Claytonia), and trout lilies (Erythronium). Kris Wetherbee, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Stunning Hostas," 7 Aug. 2018 Fort Harrison State Park also offers a woodland wildflower walk, canoe trips, walking and jogging trails, picnic sites, a dog park, saddle barn and two historic sites: Citizen's Military Training Camp and the Museum of 20th Century Warfare. Andrew Hussey, Indianapolis Star, "Best places to fish in the Indianapolis area," 2 July 2018 Those are the main blooms, but single-origin honeys are wildflower blends based on what’s blooming at each harvest time. Josh Lurie, Los Angeles Magazine, "Honey Made by Bees in Different Parts of L.A. All Tastes Wonderfully Different," 25 June 2018

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wildflower

: a flower that grows in natural places without being planted by people


wild·​flow·​er | \ ˈwīld-ˌflau̇-ər\

Kids Definition of wildflower

: the flower of a wild plant or the plant bearing it

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