Wildflowers have been inspiring for ages, from the likes of painters such as Monet and Van Gough, to many thousands of years ago where they were used to dye Egyptian fabrics and decorate the halls of royal palaces.
With a rich botanical diversity, these flowering plants are a symbol of growth and life as the winter turns to spring. Take a trip around the world and check out these flourishing wildflowers. Can you identify them all?Sunset Over Tulip Field, Woodburn, Oregon, © David Gn Photography Arizona Poppies (Kallstroemia grandiflora), Arizona, © Lucinda Walter, 500px Red Poppies (Papaver rhoeas), Speyer, Germany, © Nailia Schwarz, 500px Snowflakes (Leucojum), Czech Republic, © Martin Rak, 500px Cherry Blossoms (Prunus serrulata), Jinhae, South Korea, © Aaron Choi Lavender (Lavandula), Ontario, © Magda Bognar Indian Paintbrushes (Castilleja), Las Vegas, NV, © Lisa Holloway, 500px Crocus (Crocus longiflorus), Swiss Alps, © Roberto Sysa Moiola Chaenomeles (Chaenomeles), Meise, Belgium, © Alida Jorissen Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus), San Francisco, CA, © Jay Sabapathy Tulips, Alkmaar, North-Holland, Netherlands, © Allard Schager, 500px Magnolia Tree, Saville Gardens, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, © Jacky Parker, 500px Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy, © Andrea Magnani, 500px Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria), Oakland, CA, © Phyllis Plotkin Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Iver, Buckinghamshire, England UK, © Jacky Parker, 500px Lavender field, Plateau de Valensole, Provence, © Tomáš Vocelka, 500px Red Poppy (Papaver rhoeas), Porth Joke flower meadows, Cornwall, England, UK, © Jacky Parker, 500px May Night Salvia (Salvia nemorosa), Pittsburgh, PA, © David Kelly, 500px Calla Lily Valley, Big Sur, © Jingjing Li African Daisy (Osteospermum), Málaga, Spain, © Valerie Anne Kelly, 500px Crabapple blossoms (Malus), San Francisco, © Jay Sabapathy English Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), Buckinghamshire, England, UK, © Jacky Parker, 500px Roses, Longiano, Italy, © Andrea Magnani, 500px Crocus (Crocus longiflorus), Swiss Alps, © Roberto Sysa Moiola Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis), Austin, TX
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