The Hamilton County Park District is home to hundreds of species of wildflowers. On the following pages you will find information to help you get to know our native wildflowers better. Check back often as more species will be added to the collection.
The common and scientific name as well as the common family name of each flower is given along with some general information about each species.
Habitat: Here you will find information on where a particular species can be found. Woodland Prairie ect.
Size: Here you will find information on the size of the flower as well as the overall size of the plant
Notes: Here you will find information on when the flower can be found in bloom. Bloom dates can vary by as much as two weeks so the date ranges can be broad.
- Early: represents the first two weeks of a month
- Mid: represents the middle two weeks of a month
- Late: represents the last two weeks of a month
- When two species are similar this section will provide a brief description to help distinguish the two.
Folklore and Facts: Here you will find interesting information about plant uses lore and history.
Click on a section below to view the respective flowers:
References for information:
- Stokes, Donald and Lillian. A Guide To Enjoying Wildflowers.
- Boston : Little Brown and Company 1985
- Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb’s wildflower Guide.
- Boston: Little Brown and Company 1977
- Peterson, Roger Tory, Margaret McKenny. Wild Flowers, Northeastern/North-Central North America.
- Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1968
- Duncan, Wilbur H., Marion B. Duncan Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.
- Athens: The University Of Georgia Press 1999
- White, Peter. Wildflowers Of The Smokies.
- Gatlinburg, Great Smokie Mountains Assocciation 2003
- Rickett, Harold William. Wildflowers Of The United States, The Northeast States volume one.
- New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company 1966
- Harstad, Carolyn. Go Native,Gardening With Native Plants and Wildflowers in the Lower Midwest.
- Bloomington: Indiana University Press 1999
- Horn, Dennis, Cathcart, Tavia, Hemmerly, Thomas E., Duhl, David Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians.
- Lone Pine Publishing 2005