The 26 Most Common Wild Flowers, Beautiful and Easy to Grow

Wild flowers, as their name indicates, are those that grow naturally or in the wild, without the direct or intentional intervention of human beings.

This classification encompasses the native flowers of a region, as well as those species that have been introduced to an ecosystem and have spread naturally.

Below we can find a list of the most common, beautiful and easy to grow wild flowers.

You may also be interested in: List of the 20 most beautiful flowers that you can grow in your garden.

Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris)

It is a perennial plant native to Europe, which blooms in spring and until mid- summer. It grows relatively easily, so it is found on roads, vacant lots, orchards and neglected gardens.

It contains an abundant amount of mucilage, so in ancient times it was widely used to treat respiratory system problems such as bronchitis, cough, asthma, among others.

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Common Daisy (Bellis perennis)

It is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Europe and North Africa. It is widely used for decorative and culinary purposes, since it is edible.

It is very resistant to mowing and is commonly seen in gardens, among the lawns. It has diuretic, healing and expectorant properties, among others.

Rapeseed or Canola (Brassica napus)

Yellow in color and very common in the fields of much of Europe, canola is an annual bracicaceae, whose main characteristic is that it produces vegetable oil widely used for human consumption and to produce fuel.

As a food, its oil is rich in protein and is one of the biggest competitors to soybean-based oil.

It is laxative and widely used for arthritis. There is a variety of this flower that can be toxic if consumed in large quantities.

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Wild Poppy (Papaver rhoea)

The wild poppy is a plant with an annual cycle of up to 50 cm in height. Its flowers are intense scarlet, bell-shaped, almost spherical.

It is particularly well known, since opium latex is extracted from it, which is used to produce morphine.

Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)

The hyacinth is a bulbous plant, belonging to the asparagaceae. It is native to Africa, but has spread throughout Europe, decorating fields and roads throughout the continent.

It is a very aromatic and multicolored plant. Its flowers can be white, blue, yellow or red.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

It is also known as bitter chicory and meacamas. The Dandelion is a species of the Asteraceae family and is generally considered a weed.

It is well known because its cypselas are fragile in the wind and usually fly with a simple blow. In addition, it has different healing properties, including digestive, diuretic and purifying.


Azaleas are shrubby plants of Japanese origin. Very typical of the famous Japanese gardens.

They are of enormous beauty, however they sin of being somewhat delicate.

If you don’t know their care, as well as the type of soil and water they need, they turn yellow and wither quickly.

Hydrangea (Myosotidium hortensium)

The hydrangea is a fleshy plant with large leaves and very intense lilac or.

They only occur on Chatham Island, a New Zealand archipelago, but closely related species have been found in the Mediterranean and parts of the Americas.

We also know that it grows well as a houseplant.

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Lavender (Lavandula Officinalis)

Lavender or lavender is a semi-shrub plant with small violet – blue flowers. Despite its characteristic color, it is known, above all, for the fragrant aroma it gives off.

It is a very resistant plant that requires a lot of light, although in winter it withstands frost well. It adapts without problems to rocky areas and dry and clayey soils, as well as to pots and planters.

Lavender also has aromatic and medicinal properties.

Check out this article if you want to learn how to plant lavender

Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Rosemary is one of the most widely used aromatic herbs in the world. Whether for its medicinal properties or for its excellent aroma, rosemary is an indisputable ingredient for the preparation of ointments, dishes, cosmetics and many more.

It is a plant that hardly takes root, it can be maintained for several years.

Step by Step Guide to Plant Rosemary.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme is native to the Mediterranean and belongs to the Labiatae family, just like rosemary, basil or mint. It is a perennial aromatic shrub that can reach 40 cm in height.

It is an aromatic herb that is very simple to cultivate, in addition to the fact that it provides great benefits.

Check out this article if you want to learn how to plant thyme

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Basil is one of the aromatic herbs that grow more easily.

Its pleasing appearance enhances any site where it is grown. Among other things, it has the property of repelling mosquitoes, moths and many other annoying and harmful insects.

There is a great diversity of basil varieties, each with a unique flavor and aroma.

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It is an aromatic herb that easily adapts to a wide variety of conditions and spreads very easily.

It is also a fairly common crop, due to its medicinal and culinary properties.

Lily (Lilium)

Also known as lilies, lilies constitute a genus with more than a hundred members that is included in the Liliaceae family.

They are very beautiful and fragrant wildflowers, especially nocturnal ones, and come in a wide range of colors.

To know more: How to plant water lilies.

Some have small spots on their petals.

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Anemone (Anemone ranunculoides)

A plant that flowers in late winter and spring in the forests of continental Europe, and in some regions of the Mediterranean.

They can be found in various shades: white, red, blue, purple and yellow.

Saffron (Crocus sativus)

Saffron is a species of the genus Crocus within the family Iridaceae. It is a plant that is characterized by its bitter taste and aroma.

It is widely used in Spain and Portugal to prepare some characteristic dishes, since it has a carotenoid dye called crotin, which stains food with a very attractive and appetizing golden color.

Its cultivation is delicate, which makes it one of the most expensive wild flowers in the world. This is the reason why it is often referred to as «Red Gold» or the «Gold of La Mancha».

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Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)

It is an Asian plant that can be found in China, Vietnam and India, mainly.

It is a wild flower that looks very similar to roses, and its most outstanding feature is its particular fragrance.

It has bright green leaves and very white flowers that stand out in the gardens where they grow.


Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants in the Asteraceae family.

There are thousands of variations, both in shape, size and colors, with white, yellow, orange, red and pink being the most common, although the same flower can have petals of various colors. The center is sometimes black or yellow.

Bluebells (Convolvulus sabatius)

Many of the Convolvulus species are considered weeds, capable of suffocating other plants. In the wild they are easily found on rocks and very cold places.

Only a few species are deliberately cultivated for their attractive flowers in shades of bluish, purple and purple.

Summer Pheasant’s Eye (Adonis aestivalis)

It is a wild plant with flowers between 15 and 35 mm in diameter, usually scarlet red, purple or yellow, with a dark colored center and black anthers.

It flowers between June and July, and inhabits limestone fields in most of Europe, although not in the north.

Chamomile of the Fields (Anthemis arvensis)

It is an annual herb native to Europe and belonging to the Asteraceae family.

It reaches half a meter in height and grows regularly in ditches and roadsides.In gardens and crops it usually grows as a weed.

Anagalis (Anagallis)

Although it is found in various colors, the red or brick color is usually the most popular.

Anagalis is a medicinal plant widely used for wound healing and treatment, epilepsy treatment and some manic problems.

In addition, its juice has bactericidal effects that help counteract the presence of some fungi.It usually grows on roadsides and dry and sandy land in Europe, mainly.

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The Calibrachoa is a species of plant with a small size, but of great beauty that produces flowers of various colors, embellishing the place where it grows.

Due to its structure, many usually associate it with the petunia. However, they are two totally different species.

Having it at home will be a real pleasure because it has a very striking ornamental effect, either hanging or because of its creeping condition. In addition, it is capable of developing easily in wild land.

Mountain Violet (Viola riviniana)

It is a purple flower, native to Europe and very common, especially in the Mediterranean region, mainly Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon.

It is used as a cough remedy and as an expectorant.

Poet’s carnation (Dianthus barbatus)

It is a herbaceous plant of the caryophyllaceae family, used as an ornamental plant in gardens.

The wild variety has white flowers, but garden varieties can also be pink, red, violet, purple, or even multicolored.

Tile or Paintbrush (Centaurea cyanus)

It is an annual herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family. It is native to Europe and in regions of Spain and Portugal it is found throughout the northern half of the peninsula.

It is characterized by its bell-shaped flowers of an intense blue color and its long and strong stems that can measure up to a meter in height.


Lantana ((lan-tan-uh)) is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae.

Lantanas are very beautiful flowers, with ornamental value and that usually grow wild.

They are native to tropical America and Africa, but exist as an introduced species in many areas, especially the Australian Pacific region and southern and northeastern India.

The genus includes both herbaceous plants and shrubs growing up to 0.5-2 m tall.

Their common names are bush verbenas or lantanas. The generic name comes from late Latin, where it refers to Viburnum lantana.

Lantana’s scented flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow or blue and white flowers. Other colors exist as new varieties are selected.

Campion (Silene latifolia, Silene alba)

It is a glandular, hollow – stemmed plant very common on wasteland and farmland.

It easily adapts to any environment, which has allowed it to spread to parts of the world such as Greenland and Alaska.

Rhododendron (Rhododendron)

The rhododendron is a plant native to the Himalayas and Nepal.

It is tremendously beautiful, although it does not usually grow much (although there are many species).

También, hay que tener cuidado con su néctar y con sus flores, pues puede ser muy tóxico.

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