Below is a sample of my wildflower photo collection. The flowers below are from the United States, but there are more wildflower photos in the pictures from my trip to Greece in May 2016.

I am an amateur photographer and only use an iPhone for these photos, which sometimes makes it a challenge to zoom and get a good focus. Any photo taken since 2010 was taken on either my iPhone 4, iPhone 5S, or iPhone 5SE (since September 2016).

Generally, I use the common name of a flower instead of the scientific name, as I don’t have the expertise beyond a book to understand the exact details between one species or another. My personal interest is also less in the science of a flower, and more in the unique colors, shapes, and seasons that they appear. When I can’t identify a flower with these books, I can usually get a lead by running a Google images search to find wildflowers of a particular color within the region that I took the photo.

If there are errors with my identification, you are welcome to comment on the blog post linked via the photo, or contact me here. If you have a preferred book that you would recommend for identification, I would love to hear about it.

Here are a few books that I use for various locations where I photograph flowers:

Pennsylvania Wildflowers

Pink Creeping Phlox

Hyner View State Park
(May 2017)

Bee Balm

Sproul State Forest
(September 2016)

Red Trillium

Sproul State Forest
(April 2016)

Rhododendron

Rothrock State Forest
(July 2015)

Blue-Eyed Grass

Raystown Lake
(May 2015)

Dame's Rocket

Fisherman’s Paradise
(May 2015)

Pink Lady's Slipper

Bald Eagle State Forest
(May 2015)

Wild Pink Azalea

Raystown Lake
(May 2015)

Redbud Tree

Raystown Lake
(May 2015)

Chicory

Fisherman’s Paradise
(September 2014)

New England Aster

Greenwood Furnace State Park
(September 2014)

Spotted Touch-Me-Not

Bald Eagle State Forest
(August 2014)

Canada Hawkweed

Tiadaghton State Forest
(June 2014)

Wild Geranium

Tiadaghton State Forest
(June 2014)

Viper's Bugloss

Bald Eagle State Forest
(May 2014)

Starflower

McCall Dam State Park
(May 2014)

Painted Trillium

McCall Dam State Park
(May 2014)

Trout Lily

Ricketts Glen State Park
(May 2014)

Red Trillium

Ricketts Glen State Park
(May 2014)

Blue-Eyed Grass

Penn Roosevelt State Park
(June 2013)

Oxeye Daisy

Penn Roosevelt State Park
(June 2013)

New England Wildflowers

Sheep Laurel

Mount Haystack, New York
(June 2015)

Clintonia

Ampersand Mountain, New York
(June 2014)

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Ampersand Mountain, New York
(June 2014)

Virginia Wildflowers

Bull Thistle

Shenandoah National Park
(September 2016)

White Bloodroot

Old Rag Mountain
(April 2015)

Southern Harebell

Shenandoah National Park
(July 2014)

Cup Plant

Shenandoah National Park
(July 2014)

Sweet Yellow Clover

Shenandoah National Park
(July 2014)

Common Milkweed

Shenandoah National Park
(July 2014)

Turk's Cap Lily

Shenandoah National Park
(July 2014)

Wild Columbine

Shenandoah National Park
(July 2014)

Colorado Wildflowers

Indian Paintbrush

Uncompahgre National Forest
(August 2015)

Colorado Tansy Aster

Uncompahgre National Forest
(August 2015)

Colorado Blue Columbine

The Alpine Plateau, Gunnison County
(June 2015)

Arctic Alpine Forget-Me-Not

Cumberland Pass, Gunnison County
(June 2015)

Scarlet Globemallow

Colorado National Monument, Mesa County
(June 2015)

Rocky Mountain Phlox

Gunnison County
(June 2015)

Rocky Mountain Wild Iris

Gunnison County
(June 2015)

Eastern Pasqueflower

Spring Creek Reservoir, Gunnison County
(June 2015)

Red Cactus

Pioneer Point, Gunnison County
(June 2015)

Scarlet Gilia

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose County
(June 2015)

Hairy Golden Aster

Colorado National Monument
(June 2015)

Bluestem Beardtongue

Colorado National Monument
(May 2013)

Pale Evening Primrose

Colorado National Monument, Mesa County
(May 2013)

Arizona Wildflowers and Cacti

Prickly Pear Cactus

Saguaro National Park
(September 2016)

Barrel Cactus

Saguaro National Park
(September 2016)