Wild and spontaneous flowers

In a period that more and more, brings people to rediscover nature and walks in the countryside, we decided to open a section with some of the wild flowers, wild and spontaneous that we photographed and most importantly recognized during our excursions.

We apologize in advance if our descriptions should not be too detailed or accurate but, you know, nature is not always easy to categorize precisely because so varied and endless.

Send us your photos, reports or corrections to our mail ... we'll be happy to add new information.

Daisies are the undisputed protagonists of the meadows in early spring with their white and intenso. We talked about it in this article

Poppies are not so numerous as in the past but with their red color they show up on the roadside and in the midst of the cornfields. If you want to know all the species of this unique flower read our article

The White Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) has a typical shape of a trumpet and is often found along roadsides where it grows naturally.

It 'a climbing-plant and pest capable of reaching up to 4 meters high that grows in temperate areas of Asia, Europe, North and South America and Australia.

Fringed knapweed (Centaurea Phrygia): belonging to the Asteraceae family, this plant features unique flowers that mingle among the vegetation.

Greek mythology says that Chiron, after being wounded in the foot, he recovered thanks to a cornflower plant. 


Old man's beard ( Clematis Vitalba): We do not find descriptions of this flower, so we rely on what we have seen. Hanging from a species of climbing plant on rock faces, blooms in summer in shaded areas. There are species of Clematis for pot cultivation, very different from that but equally fascinating.

Wild carrot (Daucus Carota): is located in the wild in all rural areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa. However, there are species similar cultivation spread to the rest of the world.

They love the sun and have a small root with a strong aroma of carrot.

Holy rope ( Eupatorium Cannabinum): This plant in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, prefers shade, cool and moist.

Wild fennel (Foeniculum Vulgar) of the Apiaceae family, this plant is harvested from mid-August until September and allowed to dry before being used in the kitchen and for therapeutic purposes.

Common centaury ( Centaurium erythraea): grows in shady and cool areas up to 1500 m above sea level in the period between May and September. Scented and average height of about 15 cm, this plant has small purple flowers that are pollinated by bees, flies and beetles.

Even the cheeses ( Malva sylvestris) has great healing properties. Grows as almost all wild flowers along roadsides or on lawns, or, if you want, you can buy seeds. Has, emollient, laxative and anti-inflammatory properties.

The  Tuberous pea (Lathyrus tuberosus) has appearances by orchids that are confused with a flower of this family. It grows along roadsides and includes more than 100 species living in Europe, North America, Asia, tropical Africa and South America.

The Goldenrod (Silidago Virgaurea) belongs to the Asteraceae family and is another medicinal plant.

Often it found at the edge of roads and in the cool temperate zones of Europe, Asia and North America.


Oxeye daysi ( Leucanthemum Vulgare): is a species belonging to the Asteraceae family spread especially in the Euro-Asian areas. It reproduces thanks to insects (such as ants) carrying the seeds fallen to the ground by encouraging new growth.

The Nettle-leave bellflower ( Campanula trachelium) belong to the family Campanulaceae. Inside the plant contains substances latex type, while above it sprout several inflorescences whose pollination happens thanks to bees and  nightly butterflies too.

Chamomile for dyers (Anthemis tinctoria): is located along roadsides and in meadows in areas between France and Ukraine at heights up to 1500 m above sea level.

It is used to prepare infusions and macerated useful in relieving migraine problems and calming effect.

The autumn colchicum, also called false saffron or crazy lily grows between late August and November until 2ooo meters above sea level. It is located in uncultivated fields and roadsides. It's typical of central Europe and northern Italy.

...The Myosotis shows its colors Intense suddenly in mid-late March. This flower has been Internationally adopted for the symbol of Grandparents Day.

The Ornithogalum umbellatum grows wild from Plains Up to 1500 m above sea level. It is located on Uncultivated meadows, vineyards but also areas cultivated, in south-central Europe, Western Asia and North Africa.

The primrose is without doubt one of the first flowers to make the appearance in the spring. Your name is not born a function .... if you can find in the woods, ditches and meadows Uncultivated.

It is called  Buglossoides purpureocaerulea this small florist spread mainly in Southern Europe, present in almost all of Italy. It is found in the woods, lawns and skies. Its flowering period is April-May, until August.

Vinca minor grows in the forests of hardwoods (mostly oak) in much areas of Central Europe, Caucasus and North America. It blooms very early and in some areas it is possible to see it in February. It is the younger sister of Vinca Major, who has larger flowers.

It's called cichorium intybus, this colorful flower that grows on roadsides and fallow fields in the plains up to 1200 m .

Widespread in all continents, this species is very common and easy to find all over the Italian territory.

The althea officinalis is a tall tree with a height of one meter / one and a half with colorful flowers and a really elegant shape. It has many beneficial virtues and grows between May and August, on pristine ground in a sunny position.

The Linaria Vulgaris grows up to 1500 m asl, at the edge of the roads, in the unspoilt terrain and in massive and massive railroads. It can be found throughout the European and Asian continent. In Italy it grows everywhere except the islands.

Coronilla varieIt is located from the plane up to 1200 m above sea level on the edge of the roads, arid places, rocky slopes.
It is a perennial perennial plant distributed in Central Southern Europe, Western Asia and North America where it is considered a pest.

Silene vulgaris

it grows from 0 to 2800 m above sea level in meadows and landfills.
It is a very used herb in the kitchen as long as it is picked at the right time.

Inula salicina: from the family of the Asteraceae, it is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows between June and September in the plains, up to 1350 m asl in the woods, slopes and wet meadows from Europe to Japan.

Origanum vulgare: perennial herb present in Europe and in Central-Western Asia, it grows between June and September in arid and sunny places, in woods and cliffs, from the plain up to 1300 m asl.
The height ranges from 20 cm to 50 cm and develops flowers with a more or less aromatic odor.

Epilobium Hirsutum: grows up to 1700 m asl from July to September. Watercourses, ditches, swamps, reeds and wetlands are its ideal environments.

Senecio Vulgaris: also known as Senecione di San Giacomo, it blooms from July to October (the month in which we photographed it). It is present in Europe and Western Asia. Its ideal habitats are uncultivated meadows, roadsides, calcareous soils from the plain up to 1500 m asl.

Dispacus follonum: this very particular "flower" is present throughout the Italian territory up to 1400 m asl but also in America, Australia, Africa and New Zealand.
This plant has been used in the past for wool processing.
Blooms between June and August at the edge of roads, abandoned areas on fresh and shady soils

Scabiosa colombaria: it is a eurasic species present throughout Italy, islands excluded.
It can be found up to 1500 meters above sea level at the edge of the woods, dry meadows and pastures.
Flowering from June to September

Dianthus carthusianorum: it is the flower dedicated to the monastic order of the Carthusians (hence its name).
Present in almost all Central and Southern Europe from the plane to 2,000 meters above sea level, in Italy it is present throughout Sardinia ruled territory.

 Crisum arvense or field thistle:
in this photo particular country thistle has almost the shape of a flower that is. However it is a very common species on the Italian and European territory. It is located up to 1700 meters above sea level on the roadsides and on uncultivated land.

Malva Sylvestris : although it is already November 10th, this wild flower still seems to be in full bloom ... After all it is a Eurosiberian species present all over the world from the plain up to 1600 m above the sea. It can be found in the lawns, ruins, railway embankments and on the edge of roads (as in this photo)

Euphorbia helioscopia: Herbaceous-looking plant, blooms from March to October.
The whole plant contains a white and poisonous latex!

It can grow up to 1200 meters above sea level on arid soils, uncultivated meadows in most regions of the world and throughout Italy


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