The Q&A Archives: wild flowers

Question: I would like more information on natural flowers that grow in the woods.

Answer: The species listed below are known to be indigenous to New Hampshire.While I don't have photos to share with you, armed with the names of the plants you should be able to find pictures on the web. You might also find a local nursery specializing in native plants which would give you an opportunity to see these plants in person.

Agastache foeniculum Lavender Hyssop
Aquilegia canadensis Columbine
Asclepias incarnata Red Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa Butterflyweed
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster
Aster pilosus Frost Aster
Aster ptarmicoides White Aster
Aster puniceus Swamp Aster
Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo
Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold
Cassia hebecarpa Wild Senna
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf Coreopsis
Desmodium canadense Canada Tick-Trefoil
Eupatorium maculatum Joe Pye Weed
Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset
Eupatorium purpureum Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Euphorbia corollata Flowering Spurge
Helianthus laetiflorus Showy Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides Ox-Eye Sunflower
Iris versicolor Wild Iris
Lespedeza capitata Roundheaded Bushclover
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia
Lupinus perennis Lupine
Monarda fistulosa Bergamot
Oenothera biennis Evening Primrose
Penstemon digitalis Smooth Penstemon
Physostegia virginiana False Dragonhead
Polemonium reptans Jacob's Ladder
Potentilla arguta Prairie Cinquefoil
Pycnanthemum virginianum Mountain Mint
Rosa carolina Pasture Rose
Rosa palustris Swamp Rose
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia laciniata Green-headed Coneflower
Solidago flexicaulis Zig Zag Goldenrod
Tradescantia ohiensis Spiderwort
Verbena hastata Blue Vervain
Zizia aurea Golden Alexanders

Hope this information is helpful!

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