A flowering plant that grows in a natural, uncultivated state.(noun)
The flower of such a plant.(noun)
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Use "wildflower" in a sentence
"Shown above is wild columbine, Aquilegia canadensisBut the woodland plants had already been planted in what we refer to as the wildflower corner."
"What spring wildflower is consistently among the first to bloom here?"
"As you can see by clicking on the above photo, the moss itself is already diverse, but the ferny leaves of the leptinella, black and green leaf varieties were both planted, add another dimension to the area we call the wildflower garden."