53 Common Blue Wildflowers (Pictures and Identification)

Blue wildflowers are colorful and tend to stand out. Some of the most common blue wildflowers are native to North America and Europe.

Often found around water or in moist soils, common blue wildflowers may also be found in harsh environments such as at high elevations and even in deserts.

Here are some of the typical blue flowers with a common nature.

1. Chicory

Part of a wide group of asters, Chicory (Cichorium intybus) is a species with blue flowers. Various shades of blue are specific to the species.

Bright blue or blue-to-purple are among the typical colors of its flowers.

The common nature of the species and its blue flower also give it different names, depending on its location.


The wildflower is also known as blue chicory, blue daisy, or blue weed. It has different names in North America, where it has been introduced by Europeans.

Entirely edible, the plant is also used to make chicory drinks, a type of coffee substitute.

Used as food, the plant also offers nutritional benefits such as a mix of vitamins and calcium.

2. Virginia Bluebells

Virginia Bluebells

A common wildflower, Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) is mostly known for its blue flowers. These may also be pink while some plants show a combination of blue and pink flowers.

Unlike Chicory, Virginia Bluebell is a species native to North America, with widespread Eastern continent distribution.

This species has long dark green leaves which are even larger than the flue flowers.

Growing up to a length of 5 inches, the petals of the species are long and often cover the flower.

A short species, this plant has been used in traditional medicine, mainly in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

3. Bird’s-eye Speedwell

Bird’s-eye Speedwell

The Bird’s-eye SPeedweel (Veronica persica) is one of the smaller blue wildflowers of North America.

As a short plant, it can survive mowing on lawns. Furthermore, it has a weed status in most areas which means it can overgrow lawns and gardens.

Known for its small blue flowers, the species is rarely grown in gardens or nurseries. It has an agricultural weed status which means it can also overgrow gardens and disturbed soil.

This plant is identified by its dark green leaves and bright blue petals which also show contrasting dark blue stripes.

4. Asiatic Dayflower

Asiatic Dayflower

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) is one of the few very common blue species which is bilaterally symmetrical. Its sides are similar but the plant is mostly known for having a lower white petal below the blue flower.

This plant has a blue flower which has a rich nuance with or without purple undertones.

Contrasting colors make its blue petals stand out even more. The Asiatic Dayflower has yellow stamen.

Disturbed land is an ideal habitat with the quick spread of the Asiatic Dayflower.

It can also be found along roadsides.

5. Texas Bluebonnet

Texas Bluebonnet

Multiple small blue flowers grow on The Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis).

The common nature and the attractive blue flowers of the Texas Bluebonnet make it a state flower of The Lone Star State.

The plant can grow in dry lands in Southern parts of the state but it does best in moist soil conditions.

It can also survive living at high elevations.

Texas Bluebonnets which grow on mountains may also be found in other colors, apart from their common blue floral appearance.

White flowers and even pink variants are common in remote areas at high elevations.

The plant grows to a varying height, typically within the 10 to 20-inch limit.

6. Whitemouth Dayflower

Whitemouth Dayflower

Light blue flowers are specific to The Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta).

This is a species that has large petals and is contrasted by the white pistil which has a vivid yellow stigma on top.

Long and broad green leaves are specific to this plant.

Its long leaves and colorful flowers recommend it either as an individual plant in gardens or as a plant in containers in nurseries.

This plant naturally grows and spreads itself in disturbed lands.

7. Pacific Hound’s Tongue

Pacific Hound’s Tongue

A wildflower with a long history, Pacific Hound’s Tounge (Adelinia grande) is among the species with multiple blue florets.

The flowers of the species are either light blue or dark blue.

Once used in tea for stomach aches, these plants are seen in different climates and at higher elevations even in areas with reduced moisture.

Most of these wildflowers can be seen in California’s chaparral.

The species can also be spotted along the West Coast in the United States and Canada.

Living in shaded or partially shaded places, this place can also be spotted in oak woodlands.

8. Chia


Chia (Salvia columbariae) is a species with a large inflorescence that has clusters of blue florets.

These are light blue to dark blue. Blue-to-purple florets are specific to the species as well.

A common habitat includes California’s chaparral and other coastal areas up to British Colombia.

The plant is found at low elevation and medium elevation with some of the last Chia wildflowers spotted at an elevation of around 8.000 feet.

Growing up to 19 inches, the wildflower is among the species which can also grow in sandy or clay soil.

The plant has been traditionally used to handle infections.

9. Menzies’ Baby Blue Eyes

Menzies’ Baby Blue Eyes

Most Menzies’ Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii) are found around California and the Southeast.

This wildflower has an introduced status in other states such as Utah or even Alaska.

Bright blue flowers are identified on the species. On occasion, the plant might also grow white flowers.

This species is a short type of wildflower, growing to an average of 6-8 inches in height.

Adapted to the varying terrains of California, the species grows up to an elevation of 6.000 feet.

Menzies’ Baby Blue Eyes don’t show an invasive status when introduce outside of their native range. They can be planted in gardens under their different spotted or spotless blue flower varieties.

10. Lewis Flax

Lewis Flax

This type of herbaceous plant (Linum lewisii) is native to North America. It grows multiple small blue flowers which often attract bugs and insects.

Lewis Flax can be a type of weed around homes, particularly on lawns. It has a most detrimental effect by spreading itself quickly with seeds.

Management techniques include hand pulling, particularly on small surfaces such as lawns.

An aggressive plant, Lewis Flax can also outgrow other flowers in the garden as well.

The resilient nature of the herbaceous plant makes it a common sight at a high elevation of over 10.000 feet in the Southeast.

11. Cornflower


The flowerheads of Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) have a bright blue color. This species can be spotted across North America and Europe in a wide range across temperate climates.

The highest numbers of Cornflowers are seen at higher elevations as pesticides and chemicals used in agriculture limit their spread at lower elevations.

Cornflowers can be grown in gardens and containers.

However, it may be affected by diseases when grown at home. Root fungus is one of the typical diseases Cornflower faces when grown at home, mainly due to soil acidity or overwatering.

12. Siberian Squill

Siberian Squill

This type of wildflower (Scilla siberica) is now also present in North America. It has an Asian origin and it’s known for having large blue flowers, which may also be white at times.

This is a species that opens its flower in full sun, with its petals becoming limp. The species also has curved blue petals, which make for easy identification.

Temperate grasslands are an ideal habitat for the Siberian Squill which can quickly reproduce.

It can cover large areas but it also dies quickly.

On lawns, this species might survive mowing as it grows back from bulbs.

The species can cover wide areas by spreading its seed capsules.

Siberian Squill shows invasive characteristics in the United States.

13. Water Forget-Me-Not

Water Forget-Me-Not

Aquatic habitats are specific to The Water Forget-Me-Not wildflower (Myosotis scorpioides).

This species has been introduced in North America and has since become invasive. It lives both around water and in water, where it can clog routes and eliminate other local plants.

Water Forget-Me-Not is among the typical species that grow around ponds and may be used to decorate ponds in the garden.

The species has bright blue colors which almost appear white in full sun.

14. Broadleaf Forget-Me-Not

Broadleaf Forget-Me-Not

Broadleaf Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis latifolia) is one of the taller blue wildflowers of North America. This is a species known for its bright colors and its adaptability.

It lives in sunny areas as well as in shaded areas. Moist soils and areas close to water are also preferred by the plant.

Its bright blue petals open up in warm weather.

As a herb, Broadleaf Forget-Me-Not is known to live long lives as well. It can survive at least a few years in the right habitat.

15. Miniature Lupine

Miniature Lupine

Some of the smallest types of blue lupines are Miniature Lupines (Lupinus bicolor).

These wildflowers may reach a height of around 3 inches but they are often shorter, measuring just a couple of inches.

Blue flowers are specific to the species and may come in various shades of blue.

Lupines of this genus have hairy thin elongated leaves which are safe to touch.

Its small colorful profile recommends it in gardens where it doesn’t show invasive behavior.

Rich in pollen, this species may be planted to attract wildlife such as common California pollinators to the garden.

16. Distant phacelia

Distant phacelia

This tall wildflower (Phacelia distans) can reach a height of up to 40 inches.

It grows quickly but it only has scarce leaves and small flowers.  Its flowers have a blue or blue-purple color.

California and the Western US coast are all habitats for the species.

Woodlands and chaparral in the Southwest are the native habitats of the species.

This type of wildflower can also grow in open grassy areas but it prefers woodlands or areas with tall grass.

17. Upland Larkspur

Upland Larkspur

Meadows and dry habitats are specific to The Upland Larkspur (Delphinium nuttallianum).

This is a species that has columnar growing patterns with multiple small blue flowers.

It can be found across Southern and Southwestern US habitats. Growing it at home or in the garden isn’t recommended given its toxic nature.

This is a plant that’s mostly toxic when eaten in large amounts by livestock.

As its name implies, the wildflower mostly grows in mountainous regions in areas with short vegetation.

18. Hyacinth


Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) is one of the most common wildflowers that also comes in blue color.

This species has multiple colors such as blue, pink, yellow, white, and purple.

It has been introduced across the world and it can be one of the most aromatic and colorful flowers to grow in gardens.

Moist soil is required for the fragrant plant to thrive.

The flower is highly aromatic and its flowers are distilled into essential oils and used in perfumery.

19. Blue Water-Speedwell

Blue Water-Speedwell

This common species of wildflower (Veronica anagallis-aquatica) is found around the world.

It represents a species living in riparian areas next to streams and rivers. It also grows next to lakes and ponds.

Its tiny flowers are white or blue.

The species is a known source of pollen for bees. It is also a host species for various common butterflies such as those of the Buckeye genus.

20. Wild Blue Larkspur

Wild Blue Larkspur

Multiple small blue flowers grow on The Wild Blue Larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum).

This perennial plant is generally short-lived and it may grow to reach a height of 3 feet.

It stands out from other blue flowers as all of its small florets bloom at once. The blue color attracts various bees such as bumblebees.

The species grows across different dry habitats at different elevations.

It can even grow in sandy terrain or limestone terrains. The plant does best in full sun and it can also live in partial shade.

Midwestern, Eastern, and Southeastern US states are the home of the species.

21. Bluehead Gilia

Bluehead Gilia

This wildflower (Gilia capitata) is known for its blue inflorescences. This is a group of small flowers that may number as many as 100 small flowers.

Inflorescences of the Bluehead Gilia are blue but they can also be purple, pink, or white.

Flowers of the species have widespread North and Central American distribution. They live in multiple Canadian territories and through the United States down to the Northern parts of Mexico.

22. Mountain Bluebells

Mountain Bluebells

This species (Mertensia ciliata) is named after its mountainous distribution. It can be found at high elevations in moist soil where it grows in full sun.

A height of up to 48 inches is specific to Mountain Bluebells.

This species multiplies by seeds and it can be quickly adapted to gardens where it mostly grows free of diseases.

Its blue flowers open on the warmest days of the summer.

Mountain Bluebells are spread around the United States, with a specific Southwestern distribution.

This species is part of a group of very similar blue flowers in the Blubells group. It’s often confused with Prairie Bluebells.

23. Broadleaf Lupine

Broadleaf Lupine

As one of the common lupines of the West Coast, Broadleaf Lupines (Lupinus latifolius) are often associated with a beneficial role in the ecosystem.

These plants have deep roots which also grow sideways. They recommend the species for ground cover or to stabilize soils.

Broadleaf Lupines are among the typical plants with long inflorescences of blue color that also attract plenty of bees.

Growing on prairies, they like full sun and high elevation.

Planting them in gardens may not be the best idea as animals that eat these plants may suffer intoxication.

24. Columbian Monkshood

Columbian Monkshood

The Eastern parts of North America are home to The Columbian Monkshood (Aconitum columbianum).

It only grows from medium to high elevation on The West Coast and along The Rockies.

Up to 3 flowers grow on each of its stems. These are small blue flowers with a purple nuance.

The Columbian Monskhood also comes with white flowers, but this variant is rarer.

25. Blue Curls

Blue Curls

This species (Trichostema dichotomum) has both blue petals and blue stamens. These are blue to purple in shade.

Sandhills are among its common habitats across Southeaster US habitats. Also found at higher elevations along pine woodlands, Blue Curls get their name from their curled stamens.

This is a species that resembles mint as Blue Curls are categorized among wildflowers in the mint family.

Growing in full sun, Blue Curls can also be planted in gardens.

This species flowers when as soon as temperatures start to drop towards the end of the summer.

26. Borage


Borage (Borago officinalis) is a type of wildflower native to Europe and introduced around the world.

This flowering herb has small flowers with blue leaves and it is found across gardens and in nurseries.

Much of its cultivation is based on its edible status. All of its parts are edible and the plant is even used to make borage oil, used in cooking.

Borage plants used to be a common choice for drinks, adding décor and flavoring similar to mint leaves.

This blue wildflower may grow tall to a size between 2 and 3 feet.

27. Closed Bottle Gentian

Closed Bottle Gentian

Found on The East Coast, Closed Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) is a type of plant with upturned blue flowers.

Unlike other flowers, the blue flowers of The Closed Bottle Gentian are actually closed through the day.

This means only the most resilient bees can enter for pollen.

Native to the US, this is a species that blooms later in the summer and even in the fall.

It shows its closed flowers starting in August. The flowers remain in bloom in August and October.

Small groups of 6-8 flowers are specific to each stem of the plant.

28. Oceanblue Morning Glory

Oceanblue Morning Glory

Oceanblue Morning Glory (Ipomoea indica) is one of the few wildflowers that change colors throughout the day.

Its colorful flowers change with the time of the day. They are initially blue, becoming dark blue by afternoon.

These flowers change to a lavender color for sunset before turning blue again throughout the night.

Trailing down structures and trees, these flowers are often grown in gardens or urban locations.

They have an invasive role as they can spread quickly by seed and because they can overgrow other plants and trees.

Plants of this species are most notably found in warm tropical habitats.

29. Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth

Named after grapes for the shape and color of their flowers, Grape Hyacinth (Muscari neglectum) is a perennial plant originating in Europe and Asia.

This species grows individual flower stems of at least 5 inches which come with flowers that have small teeth at the ends.

Similar to pieces of grape, these flowers have a blue or blue-purple color.

Grape Hyacinth is found around the world but it also has an invasive profile, similar to Ocean Blue Morning Glory.

It spreads out quickly into monocultures, reducing the natural biodiversity of an ecosystem.

30. Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary

Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary

Some of the smallest blue flowers grow on the Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora).

This is a plant that has tiny flowers which inspire its name.

Flowers of the species aren’t all blue. They are only partially blue.

Blue is only seen on the lower flower while white is seen on the upper flower parts.

Thin elongated green leaves are spotted scarcely on the stems. These leaves tend to be curled downwards.

Only found in woodlands, The Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary is a species that lives at high elevations.

It lives in shaded spots in woodlands West of The Rocky Mountains.

31. Climbing Dayflower

Climbing Dayflower

Partially edible, Climbing Dayflower (Commelina diffusa) is a species found throughout the world from North America to Asia.

Large blue flowers with a few petals that are spread out are specific to this species.

A common pollen source for bees, the Climbing Dayflower has strong blue pigmentation. These flowers are even used to make artisanal blue die.

An edible plant, Climbing Dayflower has also been introduced to North America from its native West Indies.

Found across Florida, this species quickly spreads on disturbed soil with a long bloom season in the Southern states.

32. Wood Forget-Me-Not

Wood Forget-Me-Not

A short-lived species, Wood Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica) is known for its tiny blue florets.

This species is common around moist soils where it spreads its seeds one year for them to surface the following year.

It has a short profile the following year but moist soils and watering allow it to grow tall. Some of the tallest recorded Wood Forget-Me-Not are flowers that measure 50 inches.

This species is cultivated in gardens, parks, and urban areas where early blooms are needed.

While its flowers have a very short life, its leaves are still visible through the winter.

33. Viper’s-Bugloss


This type of elongated wildflower (Echium vulgare) grows multiple blue florets.

Introduced in North America, the species shows a quick spread and an invasive status. Not all of the states it grows in have declared it invasive.

Viper’s-Bugloss is a species with many attractive small blue flowers which should not be raised at home or on farms with animals.

Its high toxicity makes cattle sick. A long flowering period between May and September doesn’t recommend this type of flower in homes with animals and farms.

This flower can be found along roads, coastal areas, lakes, and dunes across the continent.

34. Desert Bluebells

Desert Bluebells

Desert Bluebells (Phacelia campanularia) only grow in the Southeastern range of the US.

Adapted to arid deserts, this wildflower can be grown at home in well-drained soils with reduced watering needs.

Large blue flowers are seen on the species. These can be uniform blue or blue with purple undertones.

Desert Bluebells are also among the species which can grow more than a couple of feet.

Wildflowers of this genus are ideal around deserts and native California habitats. However, they should not be handled with bare hands at home as their sap can lead to skin irritation.

35. Dwarf Lupine

Dwarf Lupine

This type of short lupine (Lupinus lepidus) is native to North America. Generally short and measuring just a few inches, it can reach a maximum height of 24 inches.

Generally a short plant, Dwarf Lupines grow at a higher elevation, typically in full sun on mountains.

Dwarf Lupines have flowers of different nuances.

Blue flowers and lavender flowers are among their common colors. The color of its flowers also depends on its habitat.

This species grows both West and East of The Rockies. It has a wide distribution from California to Canada.

36. Blue Lily

Blue Lily

Native to Africa and Europe, Blue Lily (Agapanthus praecox) is among the species that prefer warm areas around water.

This species has different types of blue shades, typically bright blue or blue-to-purple.

Spring to summer marks the period where the inflorescence of the species is seen.

Blue Lily is also recommended as a plant in gardens as it has evergreen leaves.

The leaves of Blue Lilies are longer than the leaves of other species. They are at least 1 inch wide and may reach a length of up to 19 inches.

Planting it in the garden is common but Blue Lily should not be planted next to homes and pathways due to its strong destructive roots.

37. Spanish Bluebell

Spanish Bluebell

Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica) is highly similar to The Common Bluebell. This is a species with brighter bluer flowers with a similar appearance and multiple florets per stem.

Long leaves that measure up to 10 inches are also specific to the species.

The name of the species is inspired by its Spanish origin. It has been introduced across Europe and it made its way into North America via the United Kingdom.

Planting this species in the garden isn’t recommended as it shows aggressive invasive behavior.

38. Germander Speedwell

Germander Speedwell

Large blue-to-purple flowers are characteristic of the short Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys).

This species is known for its invasive role along lawns. Complete eradication is difficult when it gets spread.

Its roots form a carpet-like cover under grass killing the roots of grass stems. This is a species also known for being difficult to remove by hand due to its widespread roots.

Its flowers are small, often measuring up to 0.5 inches.

Boiled roots of the plant have been used in tea-making. They are believed to help digestion and blood flow.

39. Roadside Blue-eyed Grass

Roadside Blue-eyed Grass

This small type of flower (Sisyrinchium pruinosum) is found across the US. It has a growing presence in the Southwestern states.

As one of the smallest types of blue flowers, it can be found in various climates from sea level up to a few thousand feet.

This is a species that spreads quickly. Moist pastures and grassland provide an ideal habitat for the species.

Its petals are blue and may sometimes show pink undertones. Its flowers measure up to 2 inches in diameter and are generally short-lived.

40. False Dayflower

False Dayflower

False Dayflowers (Tinantia anomala) are one of the rarest blue flowers in North America.

Only found in Texas and a small region in Northern Mexico, this is a species with large blue petals that are pink at the base.

2 types of leaves are also spotted on the wildflower. It lives with and without petioles of a dark green color.

The species is a food source for bees and butterflies.

41. Zigzag Larkspur

Zigzag Larkspur

The Zigzag Larkspur (Delphinium patens) is a rare type of blue flower in North America.

It is only believed to grow in California, especially along the coast and in the Southern limits of the state.

This wildflower grows to a height between 10 and 18 inches. Multiple bright blue flowers are seen on its stems.

Similar to a type of grass, these flowers have a short season with only their thick green stems being visible throughout the year. Its stems and leaves are hairless.

42. Tall Bluebell

Tall Bluebell

Tall Bluebells (Mertensia paniculata) are a common species of blue wildflowers in North America. Their range expands North to Alaska.

Clusters of small bell-shaped blue flowers are seen in this species. These are colorful flowers with a dark blue nuance.

Tall Bluebells aren’t easy to spot, despite their common nature.

They only grow at high elevations, particularly between woodlands or in the space between deciduous woodlands and pine woodlands.

They can also grow in areas slightly lower than alpine pastures.

While not edible, these wildflowers can be boiled to make tea.

43. False Forget-Me-Not

False Forget-Me-Not

Its capacity to grow in a globular shape when cut makes it a type of plant you can form to a certain shape.

Growing like a shrub, it has multiple wide green leaves and tiny clusters of blue flowers.

While used for a decorative purpose, the plant should still be trimmed as it can spread out quickly overtaking other plants in its vicinity.

44. Blue Potatobush

Blue Potatobush

Native to South America, this (Lycianthes rantonnetii) is a wildflower that has been categorized differently over the years.

A distant relative of potato plants, this species has been wrongly categorized and it has even been believed to be edible.

No parts of The Blue Potatobush are edible. Even more, this plant can be toxic to people.

Part of the Solanaceae family, this is a type of wildflower that can grow tall.

It grows to a height of up to several feet and it can be identified by large blue or purple flowers.

Multiple large flowers grow at the end of each stem.

45. Garden Grape-Hyacinth

Garden Grape-Hyacinth

Long flowering stems are characteristic of the Garden Grape-Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum). Together with other species, this plant may also be known as Grape Hyacinth.

Its flowers look like inverted cones clusters of small blue flowers with purple or pink undertones.

These flowers are in bloom from 2 to 4 weeks but aren’t always fragrance.

It’s believed Garden Grape-Hyacinth has fragrant and non-fragrant subspecies.

The flowers of the species are visible up until May while its leaves are seen until later in the fall.

46. Love-in-a-Mist


5 large blue petals with zig-zag edges are specific to Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena).

This species also comes in cream flowers, yellow flowers, and white flowers.

A non-pretentious plant, Love-in-a-Mist can be grown in gardens from black seeds.

This is a species that doesn’t require too much watering and may even grow with minimum watering.

Its multiple flowers can be cut for floral decorations. These flowers can be cut once they reach their 1-inch typical diameter.

47. Prairie Pleatleaf

Prairie Pleatleaf

This type of wildflower (Nemastylis geminiflora) is native to states such as Oklahoma and Texas. It has a limited distribution at a higher elevation.

Rocky slopes are among its favorites. Limestone and other types of mountainous soils in prairies are also ideal for the Prairiea Pleatleaf.

Some of the largest blue flowers on wildflowers on prairies are seen on The Prairie Pleatleaf.

The flowers may grow to a diameter of just under 3 inches while the plant itself reaches a height of up to 12 inches.

48. Royal Penstemon

Royal Penstemon

Prairies are also the natural habitat of The Royal Penstemon (Penstemon speciosus).

This is a plant with deep blue flowers which may reach a maximum size of 1.5 inches while the plant grows to a height of up to 3 feet.

It likes full sun and it can be grown in gardens where pests have little interest in it, unlike bees and wasps.

Recreating its prairie soil at home means investing in well-drained soils where it can even multiply by seeds.

49. Wartleaf Ceanothus

Wartleaf Ceanothus

The Waterleaf Ceanothus (Ceanothus papillosus) is one of the rarest types of blue wildflowers in North America.

The habitat of the species is limited to California where it mostly grows in chaparral.

It grows as a wildflower, shrub, or even as a tree, reaching a height of several feet.

Its inflorescence shows tens of tiny blue flowers. These blue flowers are in bloom for a short period.

The wildflower has spiny dark green leaves.

50. Parry’s Gentian

Gentiana parryi
Parry’s Gentian

Southwestern US states are the home of Parry’s Gentian (Gentiana parryi).

This species is found in New Mexico and Utah, but not in California and Nevada.

It always grows in full sun with leaves growing from the bottom of the stems. Small blue flowers with a diameter of up to 1.5 inches are specific to this species.

An actual herb, this plant is easy to grow at home in well-drained soils.

51. Forbes’ Glory-of-the-Snow

Forbes’ Glory-of-the-Snow

One of the imported species in North America includes The Forbes’ Glory-of-the-Snow (Scilla forbesii).

This is a small wildflower with a short flowering season in the spring. The Forbes’ Glory-of-the-Snow is a species that spends almost 11 months of the year in dormancy.

This species can spread quickly and even reach a height of up to 5 inches.

Its green leaves grow from the base of the stem.

The species can be planted in containers or outdoors in gardens.

52. Mountain Blue Penstemon

Mountain Blue Penstemon

The mountains of California are the main habitat of the rare Mountain Blue Penstemon (Penstemon laetus).

Not found at sea level, this wildflower is only seen at a high elevation from several thousand feet up to 8.000 feet.

Blue to blue-purple flowers is specific to this species.

A perennial herb, the Mountain Blye Penstemon grows to a height of up to a couple of feet.

Found South of Sacramento, Mountain Blue Penstemon is a blue wildflower that attracts wildlife.

Caterpillars, butterflies, and moths are among the main species attracted to the plant.

The Common Buckeye Butterfly and the Mountain Beauty Moth are among the species which use it as a host plant.

53. Green Alkanet

Green Alkanet

Native to Europe, The Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens) is a species of multiple blue flowers.

Small groups of flowers are seen on the stems of this plant. Reaching a height of up to 24 inches, the wildflower has leaves that resemble the leaves of the nettle.

A common sight in gardens, Green Alkanet may prefer partial shade or even full shade.

It is one of the blue flowers that can be planted close to walls and buildings.

While its flowers have a short season, Green Alkanets have leaves that remain green through the winter.

Its blue flowers are only in bloom for several weeks late in the spring or early summer.