58 Common White Wildflowers (Pictures and Identification)

Thousands of species of white wildflowers grow in North America. Some of them have a long history on the continent while others have an introduced status.

Many white wildflowers bloom in the spring. These white flowers grow from a diameter of up to 1 inch to 5-6 inches.

White wildflowers grow both on land and on water. Here are some of the most common species and the areas they grow in.

1. Common Yarrow

Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is one of the typical common white flowers with a numerous presence around Europe, Asia, and North America.

Its tiny flowers are white, off-white, or white-to-cream.

Various Common Yarrow cultivars are also seen in different other colors such as red and pink.

Common Yarrow

This species is found at different elevations and even high up mountains at several thousand feet.

2. White Clover

White Clover

A common species in temperate zones around the world, White Clover (Trifolium repens) is a type of companion plant on crops.

Soil nitrogen fixation roles have been attributed to the species.

Most importantly, this white wildflower is seen as one of the basic livestock forage crops in temperate climates.

Known for its white flowers, this species tends to grow well in disturbed areas.

3. White Snakeroot

White Snakeroot

White flower heads are specific to the White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima). This plant is native to Central and Eastern US states.

The flower heads are small and white the stems they grow on reach a height of almost 5 feet.

White Snakeroot is known for its toxicity. Not all animals react similarly to eating the plant.

Cows are commonly affected by the toxins of this wildflower.

Humans are also affected by the toxins of this species. These toxins make it to the cow’s milk and are then consumed by humans.

4. Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard

One of the wildflowers with a common presence and white flowers is the classic Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata).

This species has pure white flowers with small petals that are shaped like triangles.

Its white flowers are in bloom in the spring in North America.

While common, Garlic Mustard is an introduced species in North America. Its initial use was to stabilize soils.

5. Wild Carrot

Wild Carrot

Wild Carrots (Daucus carota) are among the wildflowers which grow white flowers in umbels.

These are small clusters of tiny flowers. Together, the tiny white flowers form a large cluster known as an umbel which may reach a 6-inch diameter.

Upward-facing umbels are specific to Wild Carrots.

The plant has a beneficial role often being grown on crops or along crops to attract predatory wasps or pollinators.

This species has an introduced status in North America.

6. Multiflora Rose

Multiflora Rose

An introduced species in North America similar to Wild Carrot, Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora) is one of the species with white flowers.

Its flowers can have pure white coloring or white-pink coloring.

Multiflora rose was introduced with the purpose of fixating soil and as a decorative plant. It turns highly invasive.

One of the benefits of this plant includes being a preferred species of hungry goats.

7. Bloodroot


This plant species (Sanguinaria canadensis) is named after the bright red color of its sap.

Its flowers are large and white. Distances with long white petals are specific to Bloodroot.

This species is not an ideal wildflower to cultivate at home due to its toxic nature.

Bloodroot can be admired in the spring and in the summer. The flowers of the species are in bloom up until mid-summer.

The species is a constant presence in the Eastern US states. Its distribution varies from The Great Lakes to Florida.

8. Striped Wintergreen

Striped Wintergreen

A widespread North American distribution is specific to the Striped Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata).

This species grows from Canada to Florida and it has distinct white flowers.

Reaching a height of up to 10 inches, Striped Wintergreen also grows flowers of up to a couple of inches in diameter.

Its flowering season is typical to the second half of the summer and it’s not atypical to see it blooming in late August.

Woodlands and clearings in woodlands are among the preferred habitats of the species.

9. Black Locust

Black Locust

The Black Locust flower (Robinia pseudoacacia) is one of the pure white flowers growing on North American wildflowers.

Each flower has a 1-inch diameter and it grows in clusters only having a short lifespan.

Blooming Black Locusts may only live for around a week.

Clusters of up to 9 flowers are seen together.

This is the time when the flowers are visited by pollinators but they have both stamens and pistils.

The wildflower can reproduce by flowers.

Unlike other white flowers, Black Locusts have a very aromatic profile.

10. Flowering Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) may also be referred to as White Dogwood based on its blooming white flowers.

Yellow flower heads are surrounded by 4-6 large white petals in this species.

Growing into a tree, Flowering Dogwood is often planted in parks and gardens.

Its distinct bark and large white flowers make it a decorative species that is often seen outside of its native Eastern North America.

This species has both male and female parts and can multiply on its own.

11. Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel

One of the largest types of white flowers is seen on Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia). Its white and pink flowers are shaped similarly to umbrellas.

This species is often seen in different colors as its blooming flowers can also be pink or red.

Growing tall up to 30 feet, this species is not ideal in gardens despite its spectacular bloom at the end of May.

Leaves, stems, and flowers of Mountain Laurel are poisonous.

Furthermore, removing the species can be difficult due to its strong deep roots.

12. Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) is an introduced species in North America easy to recognize. Its yellow florets are surrounded by long white petals.

A varying number of petals is specific to the species. An average of 14 petals are often numbered on its flowers.

Prairies and open lands are often ideal habitats for this species which likes the full sun.

Most areas it has been introduced in might already be known for its invasive status. These flowers multiply quickly and eliminating them is almost impossible without mechanical means.

13. Late Boneset

Late Boneset

North America is the native range of Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum), a species that grows in The US and Mexico.

Late Bonesets have a large number of white flower heads which several tiny white florets.

Up to 15 florets are specific to this species.

The wildflower likes to grow in partial shade where soil moisture levels are higher.

Correct species identification in crowded moist areas is difficult as Late Boneset can hybridize with The Common Boneset, a similar species with white flower heads.

14. Daisy Fleabane

Daisy Fleabane

Native to The US, Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus) has colorful contrasting color flowers.

The wildflower grows dark yellow central areas with long white petals which often show pink, red, or purple undertones.

The species can be annual which means it grows from seed to flower in a year. It can also be biennial, which means it can also take up to 2 years for Daisy Fleabane to complete its growth stages.

This wildflower can be seen in scattered locations on a wide variety of terrains. It can even grow in clay.

Bees and moths are among the common species that feed on its abundant nectar.

15. Philadelphia Fleabane

Philadelphia Fleabane

This type of fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus) stands out with a high number of ray florets of white color. It has at least 100 ray florets which can be pure white or white with pink undertones.

A native in Eastern US states, the species can be found across multiple types of habitats.

You can find it on roadsides, around woodlands, or in open areas of woodlands.

The large white flowers of the Philadelphia Fleabane are the reason the species was introduced around the world.

The wildflower has an invasive status in most of its introduced areas.

16. Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) is one of the multiple North American species that bloom white flowers in the spring.

White petals with pink margins are specific to the species.

This species grows in multiple mixed and deciduous woodlands. The edges or openings of woodlands are preferred.

Rue Anemone is one of the species that grow a constant number of flowers but never more than 6 white flowers.

The number of its flowers is also limited by its height. It can grow to a maximum 12-inch height.

17. Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) is one of the introduced invasive species in North America.

Mostly seen as a good species for hedges, the plant turned out invasive, crowding out local flora.

This species is also known for its white flowers and dark blue fruits.

Its distribution is growing along the Eastern US states. Chinese Privet is mostly seen along woodlands and roadsides.

Apart from The US, Chinese Privet also has an invasive status in Central America.

18. White Avens

White Avens

White petals and 5 green sepals are seen on White Avens (Geum canadense). Its small to medium-sized flowers are shaped similarly to other rose family flowers.

Unlike on other rosacea wildflowers, its petals are spaced out. This species typically numbers 5 spaced out petals.

White Avens is a resilient species that can grow in partial sun exposure. Different types of soils are supported by the species.

These soils include loam.

Planting White Avens in the garden might not be easy to the aggressive growth patterns of the species which makes it similar to weeds.

19. Large White Trillium

Large White Trillium

A native plant in North America, this type of wildflower (Trillium grandiflorum) is found across various habitats.

Woodlands with falling leaves are among its favorites. Even more, Large White Trillium is a species that is adapted to the trees in woodlands as it grows and blooms with them.

This is a species easily identified as it only has 3 wide, long, and spaced-out petals.

Its petals can also be pink.

White flowers are widely seen on Large White Trillium, as its name suggests. Its pink variant is only seen in Virginia state.

Both the white and the pink flower Large White Trilliums grow to a maximum height of around 20 inches.

20. Common Cowparsnip

Common Cowparsnip

Common Cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum) is part of the wild carrot family.

This wildflower might also be known as Satan’s Celery in some of the areas it grows in.

Wildflowers of this genus can be tall, growing up to a size of a few feet. A 10-foot Common Cowparsnip isn’t rare.

Even its leaves are very long as they can reach a length of over 10 inches.

Small white flower clusters are specific to The Common Cowparsnip.

The species is toxic but cooking the plant eliminates its toxins. The plant was used in traditional medicine for skin-related conditions.

21. Callery Pear

Callery Pear

Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) is an introduced species of Chinese origin.

This is a wildflower that grows into a tall tree over the years. It may reach a maximum height of just over 20 feet.

Springtime marks the period when small white flowers can be seen on it.

Its flowers are generally small, with an average diameter of 1 inch.

Callery Pear is commonly used in parks and gardens for its white flowers but also for its colorful leaves in the fall. Rusty-red leaves are seen on Callery Pear in the fall.

22. Poison Hemlock

Poison Hemlock

Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) is a common invasive weed that is costly to control.

It crowds out local species and it tends to grow taller than many plants and grasses, essentially killing them as it spreads.

Apart from quick multiplication, Poison Hemlock is also taller than many other nearby plants as it can reach a height of 8 feet.

In some cases, old Poison Hemlock can grow as tall as 12 feet.

This species is also known for its multiple tiny white flowers that grow in clusters. These clusters are identified by their shape which resemble the shape of an umbrella.

23. Thimbleberry


Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) is one of the fruit-producing wildflowers in The US and Canada.

Its fruits resemble raspberry but they are rarely available in stores as they have a short shelf life. The fruits of the species are rather soft and not viable for selling in stores.

When blooming, Thimbleberry shows large white petals and a yellow central section.

While its fruits can be eaten, Thimbleberry is often grown at the edges of properties for decorative purposes.

Its soft fruits can be picked at the end of the summer.

24. White Beggarticks

White Beggarticks

White Beggarticks (Bidens alba) is a native species in North America. A widespread presence of the species is noted in Florida.

This is also a species that shows large white flowers which attract wildlife.

Moths, butterflies, and bees are attracted to its large white flowers. Butterflies in Florida are often seen on this plant also due to its widespread presence.

White Beggarticks is seen as a type of aster that grows like a weed.

Dry drained soils across Florida are often invaded by the species.

25. Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium (Trillium ovatum) is one of the rare North American wildflowers with only 3 white petals.

Its elongated petals have narrowing pointed edges while the flower has a yellow central section.

The White Pacific Trillium flowers aren’t always white, as they darken over a few days.

The petals of the species can turn red or violet as the flower grows.

While its flowers darken with age, they remain rather small. A typical Pacific Trillium flower has a diameter of up to 2 inches.

This species has widespread North American distribution along woodlands.

It grows in deciduous woodlands as well as at higher elevations around pine trees.

26. Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches

Some of the most atypical white flowers grow on Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria). Named after actual breeches, these types of flowers measure up to a couple of inches.

Dutchman’s Breeches has been introduced in The US, where it has at least a couple of other variants.

A light pink variant and a dark pink variant exist for the species.

The pink flower Dutchman’s Breeches have a growing presence across the continent.

The flowers of the species may also have health benefits as they are used for potential skin benefits.

27. Azure Bluet

Azure Bluet

Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea) are known for the numerous tiny flowers blooming next to lakes and ponds.

These flowers can be white, white to pink, or white to purple. The petals of the species are spaced out in a cross shape.

Azure Bluets are common at high elevations, including prairies. These short flowers are spotted in full sun in alpine areas as well.

28. Common Star-of-Bethlehem

Common Star-of-Bethlehem

Native to Europe, The Common Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) is one of the invasive species with white flowers in North America.

This is a type of plant that has 6 long white petals.

Common Star-of-Bethlehem is a type of weed that’s also toxic.

Its toxicity is high both to livestock and humans. Animals eating this type of bulbous wildflower can experience diarrhea and nausea.

Touching The Common Star-of-Bethlehem isn’t recommended either as the plant irritates the skin.

29. Sacred Datura

Sacred Datura

Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii) is a species with a distinct white round wheel-like bloom.

The circular flowers of the species grow to a diameter of up to 8 inches and are identified by their base white color.

The white coloring of this species is also seen in different undertones such as white with pink.

Sacred Datura grows to a tall size of several feet.

A common species on disturbed soils, Sacred Datura is among the wildflowers that also grow in Southern California.

30. White Campion

White Campion

Small white flowers (Silene latifolia) are specific to The White Campion.

A common sight along mixed woodlands, White Campion can grow in a wide variety of moist soils.

This species is found at the edges of woodlands and in woodland openings.

Sunny areas in gardens are also suitable for The White Campion.

This species might not grow as well as in containers that aren’t properly drained.

31. Allegheny Blackberry

Allegheny Blackberry

Large white flowers are specific to The Allegheny Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis).

Fruits are made by this species of wildflower, typically from the second year.

These fruits can be eaten both by animals and by humans.

Attractive white flowers and a large number of fruits make the species a common sight in many US states and an introduced species in states such as Florida.

32. Southern Dewberry

Southern Dewberry

The Southern Dewberry (Rubus trivialis) has large white flowers similar to The Northern Dewberry.

Flowers of this genus are known for their long petals which have pure white coloring.

An early blooming season is specific to dewberry with a Southern distribution. This is why the flowers of the species bloom as soon as March.

Its fruits can be eaten raw. They are sometimes used in pies.

33. White Wood Aster

White Wood Aster

A native species in Eastern North America, The White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata) is a common species for pollinators.

Apart from attracting wildlife, White Wood Asters also have multiple white flowers. While petals around a yellow corolla are specific to its flowers.

This species is an introduced type of white flower in many regions around the world.

US gardens are a common sight for the White Wood Aster, a species with an early bloom.

Full sun and partial shade are both good for the cultivated wildflower. Its white flowers decorate gardens and may be used to attract early pollinators.

34. Turkey Tangle Frogfruit

Turkey Tangle Frogfruit

Turkey Tangle Frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora) is a species with multiple white flowers with pink undertones.

Found on disturbed land, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit is a species that can invade lawns and gardens.

An invasive species, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit is a common species that can be grown as ground cover or as an ornamental plant.

Its invasive status is not as severe as that of other plants on lawns. Management techniques such as hand pulling are sufficient to eliminate the plant.

35. Black Sage

Black Sage

White flowers are common on Black Sage (Salvia mellifera). Still, Black Sage also comes in different other colors.

Blue and lavender are the typical other colors Black Sage is seen in.

A common sight in some of the most remote areas of Southern California, Black Sage is one of the species which can grow on difficult terrains, such as on basalt.

Its white flowers can be seen from early spring to late summer and also stand out by having a very fragrant profile.

36. Shepherd’s-Purse


It’s believed Shepherd’s-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) is a species native to Europe. It first made its wait to Great Britain before being introduced to North America.

The white flowers of the species can be seen almost throughout the year in many of its introduced areas.

These flowers are some of the smallest types of white flowers seen on plants in North America as they measure up to 2mm.

While the species is seen as a type of weed, it can also be beneficial. Shepherd’s-Purse is used in different types of traditional meals when cooked.

37. Crowpoison


White flowers are specific to Crowpoison (Nothoscordum bivalve). This species has contrasting green tepals which have a distinct bright red or orange stripe.

Wildflowers of the specie grow in a cluster of 4-6 with from a single stem.

A plant has 1-2 stems which may reach a height of up to 12 inches.

Crowpoison is widespread in states such as Florida. Its multiple small white flowers and fragrant profile often make them a common sight in the gardens of the state.

38. American White Waterlily

American White Waterlily

This aquatic species (Nymphaea odorata) is a North American native. It can be found in The US and Canada.

Its presence is specific to aquatic areas such as lakes and ponds. The American White Waterlily has distinct white flowers that are also highly fragrant.

One of the nicknames of the species is Sweet-scented Waterlily based on its aromatic profile.

The flower is also edible. It can be cooked or boiled and served as a drink against common health issues such as diarrhea.

39. Star-flowered Lily-of-the-Valley

Star-flowered Lily-of-the-Valley

This white wildflower (Maianthemum stellatum) is specific to multiple habitats. It grows in various mixed woodlands and open land such as on prairies.

Its name comes from the star shape of its flowers.

A species commonly found in California, The Star-flowered Lily-of-the-Valley is also a species that can grow along the coast.

This species is a perennial, growing to a height of 4-5 inches.

40. Southern Magnolia

Southern Magnolia

Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is one of the trees with the largest white flowers in North America.

Its white to yellow flowers can reach a diameter of up to 12 inches. The Southern Magnolia tree is also tall as it can reach a height of up to 90 feet.

This is also long-living, as it starts to spread seed after a decade or even more.

Its range includes habitats around The Gulf of Mexico. A higher presence is noted in Florida and Southern Carolina.

Cultivars of this species are diverse. High adaptability recommends the tree in gardens across the country.

The large blossoms and the seeds of the species also attract wildlife such as squirrels.

41. Common Boneset

Common Boneset

Tiny white flowers in clusters are specific to The Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum).

This is a species that grows in wide areas expanding from The Gulf of Mexico to Canada’s Northern territories.

Woodlands and other moist habitats are among the preferred habitats for the species. This species can also be found growing on prairies.

This species is known in popular culture as one of the wildflowers used against cold symptoms, although there’s no official information to support the claim.

The plant has been used against excessive sweating symptoms and it is also called The Sweating Plant a result.

42. Northern Starflower

Northern Starflower

This type of starflower (Lysimachia borealis) is found around The US but it is not as common as it used to be.

Northern Starflowers are listed as endangered species across multiple states.

The species has tiny white flowers and long wide leaves. Its flowers are in bloom in late spring or early summer.

Its tiny flowers are facing upwards and the plant itself grows to a height of up to 8 inches.

Unlike other white flowers, the small flowers of Northern Starflowers are round.

43. Annual Fleabane

Annual Fleabane

Unlike the short Northern Starflower, Annual Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) grows to a height of several feet.

This species also has multiple white flowers. Its multiple thread-like petals are contrasted by the vivid yellow central section.

Annual Fleabane is a common species for pollinators and it has a widespread Noth American distribution in almost all states.

Most Annual Fleabanes grow in the Eastern parts of North America but this species can also be seen on The West Coast in lesser numbers.

44. Common Hedge Parsley

Common Hedge Parsley

Common Hedge Parsley (Torilis arvensis) is an introduced species in North America. Looking very similar to The Common Parsley, the plant is known for its tiny white flowers.

A hairy herb that attaches to clothes and wild animals, the flower benefits from widespread seed dispersal.

Even when not in bloom, the hairy species with small spines can easily be identified.

As regular parsley, The Common Hedge Parsley grows as an annual plant.

45. Carolina Crane’s-Bill

Carolina Crane’s-Bill

These types of wildflowers (Geranium carolinianum) are part of the geranium family. They have a widespread distribution in the Southern US states.

The species has small white flowers which bloom in the summer. Growing up to 1 foot in a year, this type of plant also comes with pink, purple, or red flowers.

Rich in nectar, Carolina Crane’s Bill is a species that attracts various types of flies, bees, birds, and other wildlife.

The status of the species differs from one region to another, but it can become a weed in certain habitats.

46. Hedge Bindweed

Hedge Bindweed

Large white flowers are specific to Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium). The white color of these flowers isn’t pure, but rather white-to-pink or white-to-yellow.

As a type of vine, Hedge Bindweed is a species that also grows as a weed. It climbs local vegetation, including trees.

Reducing resources and crowding out native plants, Hedge Bindweed can grow tall and break down it’s the host flower or tree it climbs on.

Some of the largest Hedge Bindweeds reach a height of over 10 feet.

47. Milkmaids


Native to North America, Milkmaids (Cardamine californica) are found across California.

Its Southern US distribution allows Milkmaids to bloom early. Its white flowers bloom in early spring.

Only flowering up until May, Milkmaids can have white or white-pink flowers.

The species opens its flowers in full sun, in the afternoon.

Some of the tallest Milkmaids are specific to California. This wildflower rarely reaches a height of 1 foot.

48. Calico Aster

Calico Aster

The flowers of Calico Asters (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum) are mainly white but they can also be pink or violet.

White petals and a central yellow section are specific to this type of wildflower that serves as a pollen source for bees and other insects.

Asters, in general, are sought by wildlife for pollen and nectar. Calico Asters are specifically known to attract sweat bees and hoverflies.

Unlike other asters, Calico Asters show different flower colors but also different leaf shapes according to their habitat.

49. Lawn Daisy

Lawn Daisy

A type of noxious weed, Lawn Daisy (Bellis perennis) is among the species that grows, spreads, and invades lawns.

A naturalized plant with white and yellow flowers Lawn Daisy escapes moving and can regrow if left unmanaged.

The height of the wildflower can differ according to its region and only the tallest of the species reach a height of 8 inches.

With a long flowering season, Lawn Daisy can invade parks and meadows as well. Its resilient nature also allows Lawn Daisies to bloom in the winter.

50. Foxglove Beardtongue

Foxglove Beardtongue

Long upright stems of up to several feet are where the tiny white flowers of Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) grow.

This is a common species of wildflowers with tiny white florets with a wide distribution in The Western US states.

This species is also a common cultivar, both in its native range West of The Mississippi and into The Eastern Coast.

Hybrids of various other colors are more common in gardens. A pink Foxglove Beardtongue hybrid is more common.

51. Morrow’s Honeysuckle

Morrow’s Honeysuckle

Growing to a height and width of several feet, Morrow’s Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) is one of the most invasive types of honeysuckle in North America.

The species grows around woodlands but especially on disturbed land.

Introduced for its white or yellow flowers as decoration, the species takes over disturbed lands crowing out local plant species.

52. Northern Catalpa

Northern Catalpa

Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) is a fast-growing type of tree with white flowers.

The tree reaches a height of tens of feet but its wood is considered soft. Its lightweight profile makes it resemble pine.

The species can be grown in gardens as a landscape feature or as a wind barrier.

Northern Catalpa doesn’t have too many pests outside of the caterpillar of The Catalpa Moth.

When in bloom, Northern Catalpa shows its thousands of bell-shaped white and yellow flowers. This tree also has specific pea-like fruits.

53. Hairy White Oldfield Aster

Hairy White Oldfield Aster

This type of aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum) is found in Eastern Canada and Eastern US territories. It has white flowers with a dark yellow central section.

Most Hairy White Oldfield Asters grow to a size of around 20 inches but they may also reach a height of up to several feet, depending on their region.

Woodlands and prairies are among the most common habits of The Hairy White Oldfield Aster.

Hairy White Oldfield Asters are also known for growing numerously in former areas with ice such as glaciated habitats.

54. Sweet Pepperbush

Sweet Pepperbush

Sweet Pepperbush wildflowers (Clethra alnifolia) are unpretentious wildflowers that can grow in neutral pH soils.

Fragrant small white flowers are specific to this species. Its flowers can be as small as 5mm in diameter.

White or pink colors are specific to this species. However, even its pink variants are very bright.

Woodlands and moist habitats in the partial sun are among the common places where The Sweet Pepperbush grows.

The name of the species is inspired by its peppercorn-like fruits which attract various bumblebees.

55. Virgin’s-Bower


A climbing plant, Virgin’s-Bower (Clematis virginiana) may or may not be invasive, depending on its range.

It shows aggressive growing habits outside of its native range in North America.

Small white flowers are specific to Virgin’s-Bower.

Its flowers are known to have opposing petals. Hundreds of flowers can grow on a single plant.

This species is further known for its tall height. Growing a vine or shrub, Virgin’s-Bower is a species that may reach a height of up to 20 feet.

56. Flowering Spurge

Flowering Spurge

Flowering Spurge (Euphorbia corollata) is a type of perennial in North America. The species is spotted along roads where its seed spread easily.

This species has both small leaves and small flowers. Most of its leaves are only 0.5 inches long while its small white flowers have a diameter of up to 0.25 inches.

Flowering spurge grows on prairies where its roots can grow deep so that the plant can survive in soils with reduced humidity.

57. Broadleaf Arrowhead

Broadleaf Arrowhead

Broadleaf Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia) is a common species around water. Its nickname Duck Potato is based on its shared habitat with water-going ducks.

Various types of water can be an ideal habitat for the Broadleaf Arrowhead. If other similar species with tiny white flowers are seen on lakes and ponds, Broadleaf Arrowhead can also grow in water with currents.

A preference towards no current is still specific even to The Broadleaf Arrowhead.

58. Common Dewberry

Common Dewberry

White flowers are seen on Common Dewberry (Rubus flagellaris). The leaves of the species grow up to 3 inches while its flowers are typically small.

The white flowers of The Common Dewberry only grow to a diameter of around 1 inch.

Dry soils are specific to the species. Common Dewberry grows both in full sun and in partial shade.

Found across multiple US states up to Ohio, Common Dewberry is known to make edible fruits.