52 Common Pink Wildflowers (Pictures and Identification)

Pink wildflowers are found all across North America. As some of the most colorful plants with flowers, they tend to stand out in their natural habitat which can be woodlands, meadows, swamps, or even rocky terrains.

Some of the typical pink wildflowers of the world have a long history as edible plants or even in folk medicine.

A significant number of pink wildflowers around the world are native or even naturalized in North America. The following 52 species are likely to be encountered across the continent.

1. Virginia Spring Beauty

Pink flowers of up to 0.5 inches in diameter are seen on The Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica). This plant also shows white or yellow petals.

Virginia Spring Beauty

The distribution range of the species is vast. It ranges from Florida to the Eastern regions of Canada.

One of the most common woodlands herbs of North America, Virginia Spring Beauty has also been used in folk medicine.

The species spreads by seeds. Capsules spread their small seeds for multiplication. A typical seed of Virginia Spring Beauty measures up to 0.1 inches.

These seeds are spread by wind or insects such as ants.

2. Red Clover

Red Clover

Pink flowers are specific to Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), an important wildflower for local wildlife.

White forms of the flower also exist and are known to attract bumblebees as they’re rich in pollen.

Multiple other beneficial uses are attributed to Red Clover, in all of its colors.

Grown as fodder, Red Clover has a beneficial role on farms. The plant is also edible, being used in various dishes or even turned into flour.

Growing in clusters, Red Clover can also be cultivated in gardens where it needs to be managed as it has a few common pests and viruses it can suffer from.

3. Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud

A wide North American range is specific to Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis). This is a species that grows on the West Coast, including in California.

Its distribution spreads North to Canada.

When in bloom, Eastern Redbud is known for its colorful pink flowers.

An ornamental plant that grows into a small tree, the species is also food for animals and humans.

Its bark can be chewed by animals while humans can eat their pink flowers.

The wildflower can be grown at home in its various cultivars. It can be a colorful addition to gardens or a species that attracts wildlife such as Io Moths, a species with contrasting large eyespots.

4. Pinkladies


These wildflowers (Oenothera speciosa) also bloom pink flowers, similar to Eastern Redbugs.

A type of small shrub, Pinkladies only grow to a couple of feet, unlike The Eastern Redbug. A height between 1 and 2 feet is specific to Pinkladies.

Numerous small pink and yellow flowers are seen on the species early in the season, depending on this range

Southern distribution Pinkladies might even bloom as early as February. They are generally seen through the summer, up until October.

The species opens its flowers during the day and closes them at night or when it rains.

5. Pink Lady’s Slipper

Pink Lady’s Slipper

Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium acaule) is a species that has dark pink, purple, lavender, or magenta flowers.

This species grows to a size of just a few inches with long green leaves growing from the bottom of its stem, closer to the ground.

Pink Lady’s Slipper is among the typical species found along woodlands.

This species grows at different elevations, from mixed woodlands at a lower altitude up to pine woodlands.

Abundant in many US states, Pink Lady’s Slipper is facing extinction in some Eastern states and New York.

6. Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is one of the common pink wildflowers that attract wildlife.

Its purple flowers are among the most visited by various species of butterflies and their caterpillars, including Monarch Butterflies.

The caterpillars of the species eat Swamp Milkweed leaves, together with the leaves of other types of milkweed.

As their name suggests, this is a wildflower that grows in swamps and on moist soil.

Cultivated varieties of Swamp Milkweed can be plated in gardens. These come in different shades of pink as well as white.

Both wild Swamp Milkweed and its cultivars may reach a maximum height of around 59 inches.

7. Field Bindweed

Field Bindweed

Pink, pink and white, or pure white flowers are specific to Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis).

This is a typical species found in North America and in other areas of the world with a potentially-invasive status.

It tends to invade either crops or grasslands. Most of its damages are attributed to short crops or too short vegetation in grasslands.

Physical removal and mulching are some of the recommended management techniques whenever Field Bindweed makes it into gardens.

While small, this is also a plant that can reach a height of up to 4 feet, with many measuring just 2 feet.

8. Engelmann’s Hedgehog Cactus

Engelmann’s Hedgehog Cactus

Dark pink flowers are seen on Engelmann’s Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii).

This type of cactus is found in North America, with a considerable presence around the Southern states.

California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico are among the states where the cactus grows.

Apart from its flowers, this type of cactus also bears small pink fruits.

This species grows at various altitudes. Multiple subspecies of the plant may be found up to a height of thousands of feet.

Other varieties of this species are found further South in Baja California.

9. Broad-leaved Sweet Pea

Broad-leaved Sweet Pea

3-4 large pink and white petals make up the flowers of The Broad-leaved Sweet Pea (Lathyrus latifolius).

Moist soils in full sun are among the habitats of the species. Loamy and even clay soils are areas where the wildflower can grow.

Quickly spreading by rhizomes, Broad-leaved Sweet Pea is also an invasive species that needs to be managed or avoided in gardens.

These wildflowers attract different types of pollinators such as bumblebees.

10. Deptford Pink

Deptford Pink

A hairy green plant, Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) is named after its small pink flowers comprised of 5 petals.

An annual species, Deptford Pink has been introduced to North America from Europe.

High variation in its seasonality is specific to North America where it can be a biennial plant.

Naturalized around the world, this is a type of wildflower that can also be found in gardens.

Attracting wildlife such as bees is among the main reasons for cultivating it.

Deptford Pink tends to bloom later in the season in most US states. Its pink flowers start to bloom in mid-summer and are further visible up until September.

A naturalized flower in North America, this species doesn’t show an invasive growth pattern.

11. Common Soapwort

Common Soapwort

This type of wildflower (Saponaria officinalis) has pink and white petals.

Multiple pink flowers are seen on the plant but they only bloom for 2-3 days per year.

Its name is derived from its roots which are traditionally used to make a liquid similar to soap. The roots of Common Soapwort are turned into a solution that dissolves grime, similarly to soap.

The wildflower grows to a maximum height between 15 and 28 inches.

It represents one of the species with opposing leaves on its stems.

12. Showy Milkweed

Showy Milkweed

Known for its multiple pink flowers and different uses, Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is native to North America.

This is a species found across the continent, including in Northern states.

Its fibrous nature makes Showy Milkweed useful in creating different materials for construction industries.

This type of plant is also one of the multiple milkweeds caterpillars feed on.

Some species prefer to only feed on the plant in early summer when its leaves are younger and softer.

Other species may even migrate around the continent looking for the freshest Showy Milkweed to feed on.

This wildflower shows an invasive growing pattern in many areas of the world where naturalization efforts have been considered.

13. Common Hibiscus

Common Hibiscus

The Common Hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus) is a typical pink wildflower with a naturalized status around the world.

Wildflowers of this genus are believed to come from Asia and have been adapted to gardens in North America.

At least 10 cultivars of the species are known today. Many of these cultivars also have pink flowers, with a small difference in the shape of the petals.

Woodbridge is considered The Common Hibiscus with the darkest pink color.

A common sight in gardens, hibiscus flowers are used for tea and food in the native Asian states of the species.

14. Swamp Rose Mallow

Swamp Rose Mallow

Pink and dark pink are among the main colors of the Swamp Rose Mallow Flower (Hibiscus moscheutos). This species is found around North America but its status is endangered in many areas of the continent.

Growing up to a few feet, Swamp Rose Mallow prefers areas next to the water.

It is also cultivated as it comes in different types of cultivars.

Some of its cultivars have red, dark red, and white flowers.

This type of wildflower is also a host for different species of butterflies and moths. Gray Hairstreak Butterflies use the species as a host.

15. Tree Cholla

Tree Cholla

Native to the Southwestern US territories, Tree Cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata) is among the main species of cacti that resist high-elevation habitats.

This species has been recorded high up in mountains, just up until the coniferous areas above several thousand feet.

Growing as tall as a small tree, this species of cacti has dark pink flowers.

Most types of Tree Cholla in Southern US states grow to around 5 feet with only taller exceptions measuring up to 15 feet.

The cacti can make multiple small yellow fruits.

16. Fall Phlox

Fall Phlox

Fall Phlox (Phlox paniculata) is a typical pink wildflower often known under different names. This species may also be referred to as The Summer Phlox.

Its flowers are in bloom during the warmest weeks of the summer.

Fall Phlox has many cultivars of different pink colors or a combination of petals in different pink shades.

This species has pale pink and dark pink cultivars with rarer red and white alternatives.

Fall Phlox extracts are used for various health benefits such as for making laxatives.

17. Rugosa Rose

Rugosa Rose

Native to Japan, Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa) is a type of pink rose now naturalized around the world.

Various hybrids and even cross-breeding with other roses are specific to this species, which has a worldwide presence.

Its pink or dark pink flowers are seen in late summer or early fall.

The species has an endangered status in some regions of Asia due to large exports.

Rugose Rose may be an invasive species in introduced areas of the United States without proper management.

The species can grow on beaches due to its resistance to salty habitats.

18. California Wild Rose

California Wild Rose

Large pink flowers are specific to California Wild Rose (Rosa californica).

This type of wild rose grows around water as well as on moist soils up to 7.000 feet.

Available in different types of cultivars, California Wild Rose can be planted in moist ground affected by industries and fire for revegetation.

Bees of the Southeast are known to visit California Wild Rose flowers up to early fall.

Other uses of its pink roses include boiling them into tea or turning them into a base for various dishes.

19. Red-flowering Currant

Red-flowering Currant

Red-flowering Currants (Ribes sanguineum) have dark pink or red flowers. These plants grow to a height of up to 10 feet.

Blooming in the spring, Red-flowering Currants are among the colorful plants of Western North America.

Hummingbirds are among the species that feed on pollen from their flowers early in the season.

The wildflower is sometimes grown as a shrub in parks and gardens of Western North America.

Naturalization attempts outside of North America may lead to an invasive growing pattern for the species.

20. Marsh Fleabane

Marsh Fleabane

Pink inflorescences are seen on Marsh Fleabane (Pluchea odorata). This is a species with clusters of small pink flowers with multiple uses.

Marsh Fleabane tea is the most common byproduct of the species.

This tea is useful to those looking for a diuretic.

High fragrant and aromatic, its flowers are useful to those who want a floral-tasting tea as well.

Reaching a height of up to 2-3 feet, Marsh Fleabane can be cultivated. The species is mostly grown as an alternative to short rose species.

21. Largeflower Pink-Sorrel

Largeflower Pink-Sorrel

Pink flowers bloom on the Largeflower Pink-Sorrel (Oxalis debilis). This is a species that grows all across the world, including North America.

Mixed woodlands and deciduous woodlands are among the habitats Largeflower Pink-Sorrel grow in.

This is a species that is also cultivated. Its cultivars also come with pink flowers.

Its small flowers are edible but are rarely eaten outside China.

Largeflower Pink-Sorrel is also a species that can face various diseases such as drying or yellowing leaves when cultivated.

22. Annual Honesty

Annual Honesty

Pink and white flowers are seen on Annual Honesty (Lunaria annua) and its cultivars.

The species is present across North America where it tends to adapt to new areas without becoming invasive.

The blooming season of the species expands from spring to summer. This species has dark pink flowers with large leaves without stems.

Growing to a height of up to several feet, Annual Honesty is found along woodlands.

The species is adaptable to living in part shade.

Long fibrous roots are specific to Annual Honesty which can be annual or biennial.

23. Obedient Plant

Obedient Plant

Obedient Plants (Physostegia virginiana) are a species of wildflowers with horizontal-growing pink flowers.

Clusters of flowers grow on spike-like stems. These flowers are typically pink or pink and white.

Multiple other cultivars of the species also come in lavender or white flowers.

Growing the species at home requires some management. Its tall size is also one of the reasons why this species may need to be held up by support as it can fall under the weight of its flowers.

24. Woods’ Rose

Woods’ Rose

Disturbed land and woodlands are the areas of North America where Wood’s Rose (Rosa woodsii) grows.

The species can also be found along roads in woodlands.

Dark Pink petals and central yellow sections are seen on these flowers.

Found in the Southwestern and Western territories of North America, Dark Pink is a species that lives at elevations of up to 11.000 feet, along mixed, deciduous, or pine woodlands.

Growing among pine trees, this species can be adapted to gardens. It is grown in gardens for its colorful flowers which are also highly fragrant.

25. Pacific Bleeding Heart

Pacific Bleeding Heart

4 pink or purple flowers are specific to The Pacific Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa).

This species has variable sizes but even the tallest plants only grow to 28 inches.

Also known as The Bleeding Heat Plant due to the shape of its flower that tapers the tip, this species is native to The Pacific Region of North America.

Its presence is noted in a widespread habitat from Los Angeles to Vancouver.

Pacific Bleeding Hearts are also available in different cultivars. Additional colors for its cultivars include green, red, and burgundy.

Purple Bleeding Heart is a toxic species and should not be cultivated close to cattle.

26. Redmaids


Redmaids (Calandrinia menziesii) are North American natives found along the West Coast.

An elongated erect growing pattern is specific to the species, similar to tulips. Its flowers come in different shades of pink.

Dark purple Redmaids are also seen in purple and lavender colors.

Disturbed land is an ideal habitat for the species. It grows on slopes, crops, and along paths.

Redmaids reach a maximum height of up to 15 inches with leaves growing to 3 inches.

27. Henderson’s Shooting Star

Henderson’s Shooting Star

Western North American woodlands and areas along the water are the distribution zone of Henderson’s Shooting Star (Primula hendersonii).

This is a species growing in wide habitats across California and Northwards to Canada.

Pink, yellow, and white flowers grow upwards on the species.

Found at moderate elevations and growing up to 6.000 feet, these wildflowers are in bloom in the summer.

Some parts of the plant are edible and can be cooked. The leaves and roots of the plant should not be eaten before boiling.

Henderson’s Shooting Star wildflower can be grown in gardens where its pink flowers and red stems make it stand out.

28. Fringed Willowherb

Fringed Willowherb

Fringed Willowherbs (Epilobium ciliatum) is introduced in North America and Europe.

These are tall wildflowers that can grow to a height of nearly 5 feet. Red or pink flowers are seen on the plants in the summer.

Native to Canada, Fringed Willowherb is a species that has expanded its range into much of the United States.

It grows at various altitudes along woodlands at elevations of up to 4.000 feet.

A preference for moist habitats and ditches is specific to the species. Rarely growing on prairies, Fringed Willowherb can also revegetate wasteland.

29. Dwarf Checkermallow

Dwarf Checkermallow

Dwarf Checkermallow (Sidalcea malviflora) can reach a maximum height of 20-30 inches.

Dark pink and veined petals are representative of its flowers. Its petals have uniform pink coloring with visible veins which look similar to grooves.

Native to North America, Dward Checkermallow is found along The West Coast.

A common cultivar, this wildflower is also a host of local wildlife.

Butterfly species on The West Coast such as The West Coast Lady’s Caterpillar feed on the leaves and flowers of the species.

30. Winecup Mallow

Winecup Mallow

An erect growing pattern is specific to The Winecup Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata). This species has dark pink flowers and is an evergreen species with small green leaves.

Wildflowers of this species grow together in clusters, reaching a height of up to 3 feet.

This flower tends to find suitable moisture pockets on rocky terrains, sandy soils, or on other dry grounds in full sun.

A common sight on prairies in North America, the species cannot be cultivated in moist soils rich in nutrients as it needs properly-drained soils.

Once established on dry soils in gardens, this species can survive up to a few years attracting hummingbirds and other insects but not pests.

31. Winecup Clarkia

Winecup Clarkia

Winecup Clarkia (Clarkia purpurea) is one of the multiple pink wildflowers in Southwestern and Southern US states.

The species has elongated thin leaves with a central white vein and pink to purple flowers.

It grows taller than other pink wildflowers, reaching a height of up to 36 inches. Spreading out like a shrub, the wildflower also measures more than 10 inches in width.

Its spread depends on the right conditions but Wincup Clarkia can be grown in gardens in well-drained soils.

Its flowers bloom in the spring and the flower can spread itself in gardens with seeds.

32. Sheep Laurel

Sheep Laurel

Dry soils are ideal for Sheep Laurel (Kalmia angustifolia), a wildflower with clusters of tiny pink flowers.

This species is also among the first to spread on grounds affected by the fire. Sheep Laurel can be seen in the Eastern parts of North America.

Grown in gardens as ground cover or as a type of shrub, Sheep Laurel is known for its decorative evergreen profile.

Cultivating the species on the farm or around animals isn’t recommended due to its andromedotoxin content.

This is a type of toxin that’s particularly harmful to sheep.

Sheep Laurel toxicity is known to also impact calves and pigs.

33. Pipsissewa


Temperate climates around the world favor the pink Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata). This is a species with white and pink flowers with a long history in folk medicine.

Well-drained soils in temperate woodlands are among the typical sights where the species can be spotted in.

The species has long leaves arranged circularly around its stem.

A diminishing number of Pipsissewa has been confirmed in different locations as it’s used in the food and drinks industries grow.

Pipsissewa extracts are used to make craft beer and can impact its numbers in mixed woodlands.

34. Wax Currant

Wax Currant

Also known as The Whisky Currant, Wax Currant (Ribes cereum) is among the types of shrubs with pink flowers that grow in North America.

This is a species known for its height, as some of the largest Wax Currant grow to a size of up to 6 feet.

Its fruits have been compared to orange-red berries.

Some data suggests these fruits are tasteless but have been eaten by natives for a long time.

Other reports show Wax Currant fruits may be detrimental to humans or animals when eaten in large quantities.

The leaves of the plant aren’t edible and they are known to have a bad odor.

35. Chaparral Bush-Mallow

Chaparral Bush-Mallow

A type of pink mallow, Chaparral Bush-Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus) is a species found around California’s chaparral habitats.

Globular bright pink flowers are specific to this mallow.

The species is also a tall type of shrub in California where it grows to a height of up to 16 feet.

Multiple cultivars of the species are found in California and Baja California.

Some of these cultivars come in white flowers.

36. Swamp Rose

Swamp Rose

Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) is a type of wild rose found in high moisture areas, around lakes, ponds, and swamps.

The species grows tall in Florida and it is fast to spread in high moisture areas around North America, including in the Northern parts of the continent.

Bright pink flowers are further distinguishable in this species.

Flowering in the summer, Swamp Rose is a species that also serves as food for wildlife.

Moth caterpillars feed on the species, but not in an extensive way to affect plant health.

37. Carolina Spring-Beauty

Carolina Spring-Beauty

This type of bright wildflower (Claytonia caroliniana) has been first discovered in Virginia.

Its flowers are mostly white, showing pink stripes that resemble veins.

The green leaves of the species tend to grow closer to the ground.

Carolina Spring-Beauties are small wildflowers that reach a height between 3 and 10 inches.

Carolina-Spring Beauties are edible. These plants can be added to common dishes but are a rare sight as a result of overharvesting in some areas.

They tend to grow in open areas of woodlands.

38. Cut-leaved Crane’s-Bill

Cut-leaved Crane’s-Bill

A species introduced in North America, Cut-leaved Crane’s-Bill (Geranium dissectum) has dark pink flowers.

Its pink petals are arranged around a green central section.

Native to Europe, Cut-leaved Crane’s-Bill blooms in the summer and it can be cultivated in gardens.

Its flowers are in bloom for a long period while its green leaves covered in short white hairs are also visible outside of the blooming season.

39. Pinxter Flower

Pinxter Flower

Found along woodlands, Pinxter Flowers (Rhododendron periclymenoides) plant pink and white flowers with a presence in the Central and Southern US states.

The species is also abundant in the swamps of the Southeast.

High toxicity is associated with Pinxter Flowers. These toxins can be transmitted to insects and the bugs that eat them such as aphids.

Humans can also ingest the toxins of the plant through honey. The honey produced by bees harvesting from Pinxter Flowers is considered unfit for human consumption.

The plant can have some use in revegetation areas impacted by a fire or by its rapid spread that helps prevent soil erosion.

40. Wild Basil

Wild Basil

Wild Basil (Clinopodium vulgare) is one of the pink wildflowers with diverse uses.

The leaves of the species are highly aromatic and suitable for eating either raw or cooked. Wild Basil leaves can also be dried and stored, maintaining their aromatic profile for a long time.

Found in Europe and North America, Wild Basil is a short species that grows 5 leaves rich in fragrance.

Tiny pink flowers grow in clusters at the top of the plant.

A type of herb, wild basil has also been used as an adjuvant due to its astringent action.

41. Western Ironweed

Western Ironweed

The Western Ironweed (Vernonia baldwinii) is one of the species with dark pink flowers, purple flowers, or violet flowers.

It grows to a varying maximum height, generally in the 3 to 5 feet interval.

The species grows clusters of tiny flowers that may measure up to 6 inches in diameter.

It prefers moist terrains even if it can also grow on rocky terrains.

Limestone terrains are often invaded by wildflowers.

Western Ironweed remains in bloom late in the season, typically up until temperatures drop considerably.

42. Common Lilac

Common Lilac

Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) is one of the highly fragrant pink wildflowers available in different cultivars.

Pale pink, deep pink, and even red Common Lilac cultivars are available for the species.

This species is further known for having edible flowers which can be added to dishes where they add sweetness.

Common Lilac has an introduced status in North America. It grows in small numbers across wide areas.

Given its introduced status, Common Lilac mostly grows around homes and inhabited areas as it has been introduced as a flower in gardens or around homes.

43. Elegant Clarkia

Elegant Clarkia

Pink, pink-to-red, and purple flowers are specific to The Elegant Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata).

Deciduous trees such as oaks and oak woodlands provide the ideal habitat for the species.

Growing in moist areas, Elegant Clarkia can multiply itself or can be pollinated.

In gardens, Elegant Clarkia grows in moist soil in full sun or partial shade.

This type of wildflower is typically grown in containers in nutritious soils that get frequent watering.

Its seeds can overwinter in the ground to emerge in the spring.

It reaches a maximum height between 18 and 36 inches.

44. Carolina Rose

Carolina Rose

A type of edible wildflower, Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina) has widespread distribution along the Eastern US and Canadian territories.

Its flowers are pink or pink with orange. They are known to have a sweet taste which makes them useable in deserts.

These wildflowers are found on prairies, in woodlands, and in different types of meadows.

They are also a common presence in gardens where they grow in well-drained soils in partial shade as well as in the full sun.

Carolina Rose is a species that reaches a different height according to its location and the nutrients in the ground.

Some of the tallest Carolina Roses reach a height of over 40 inches.

45. Twinflower


Found along woodlands in North America and Europe, Twinflowers (Linnaea borealis) are a type of flowering small shrubs.

Multiple tiny pink flowers bloom over the summer in a Twinflower shrub.

While prevalent in many of its regions, the species is endangered in some US states, particularly the Southern states.

Its status might change together with climate change.

The species has varying heights across North America, reaching a maximum of around 15 inches.

It can be found in open plains and all types of woodlands across most US states.

46. Showy Orchis

Showy Orchis

Showy Orchis (Galearis spectabilis) is native to North America’s Eastern territories.

This is a species marked by the shape of its flowers, which are often compared to a hood in shape.

The flowers of the species are both pink and yellow. They can be seen in the summer.

Showy orchis is plants found around different types of rocky and cancerous terrains.

While native to the Eastern states, they are already endangered in different states such as Maine and around New York.

47. Desert Willow

Desert Willow

Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) is a native wildflower to The Southwestern deserts of the US.

It has a native range expanding from Southern California to Southwestern regions of Texas.

Wildflowers of the species are found from sea level to elevations of up to 5.000 feet.

Adapted to hot weather, this resilient species has bright pink flowers with dark pink and yellow central parts.

Also seen in lavender and violet colors, these flowers attract bees present in some of the warmest places in The US.

Growing as a shrub, this species can eventually become a tree. Some of the tallest Desert Willows can reach a height of almost 30 feet.

48. Fairy-Slipper


Fairy-Slippers (Calypso bulbosa) are a species that blooms in the late the spring or in the summer.

This type of wildflower mostly blooms pink flowers and white flowers occasionally. Fairy-Slipper is native to North America.

Its range includes Western states along The Rocky Mountains down to California and New Mexico as well as the Northern states.

Apart from its pink flowers, Fairy-Slippers are also known for only having white petals.

49. Field Thistle

Field Thistle

Prairies, woodlands, and disturbed soils are the ideal locations for Field Thistle (Cirsium discolor), one of the tallest wildflowers in North America.

Some of the tallest Field Thistles measure up to 80 inches.

Known for their pink flowers, Field Thistles are short-lived species. These plants die soon after their pink flowers dry up.

Bees and hummingbirds are some of the most important pollinator species that gather Field thistles.

50. European Searocket

European Searocket

Eastern and Western Coasts are ideal habitats for The European Searocket (Cakile maritima).

A type of succulent that lives on dunes and beaches, European Searocket also blooms tiny pink flowers.

This is an edible species that provides an important source of pollen for bees such as The European Honey bee and the Cabbage Butterfly.

51. Beavertail Pricklypear

Beavertail Pricklypear

Native to the Southern and Western US habitats, Beavertail Pricklypear (Opuntia basilaris) is a species that frequently grows along The Colorado River.

A type of cactus, this species blooms multiple pink flowers. These flowers have deep pink coloring.

The size of the species depends on the plant’s edge. This type of cactus can reach a height of up to 15 inches.

Some of the ideal locations to spot the species include The Joshua Tree National Park.

52. Devilshead


Also known as The Blue Barrel Cactus, Devilshead (Echinocactus horizonthalonius) is a type of cactus with pink blooms.

The nickname of the species is inspired by its cylindrical shape as the species resembles wooden barrels.

It grows to a height of up to 20 inches and a maximum width of just over 7 inches.

Dual blooming seasons are specific to this type of cactus. It first blooms in June to bloom again at the end of the summer.

Native to North America, the cactus can be found in the Southwestern deserts.

Devilshead can be diminishing in numbers. It is a proposed species to become listed as endangered in The Chihuahuan Desert.