AR Wildflowers

Arkansas Wildflowers



Carolina Larkspur (Delphinum carolinium) – 4′ tall.
Blooms May – July.  These spurred flowers may be deep blue, reddish – blue, or white.  Native perennial.  OZ, OU, CP.


Mexican Hat  (Ratibida columnifera) ― 2 – 3′ tall.
Blooms June – October.  A widely planted form of a native perennial.  Statewide.


Queen Ann’s Lace (Daucus carota)  ― 1 – 4′ tall

Blooms May – frost.  This is the ancestor of the cultivated carrot.  Introduced biennial. Statewide.


Black-eyed Susan  (Rudbeckia hirta) ― 2 – 3′ tall with one 2″ flower head on each hairy stem.

Blooms May – October.  Native Biennial or short-lived perennial.  Statewide.




Showy Evening Primrose  (Oenothera speciosa) ― 1 – 2′ tall.

Blooms April – July.  White or pink flowers.  Native perennial.  Statewide.


Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida) – 3′ tall.

Blooms May – July.  Native perennial.  OZ, OU, CP.


Lance-leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) – 3′ tall.

Blooms April – June.  Native perennial.  Statewide.


Chicory  (Coreopsis intybus) – 4′ tall.

Blooms May – October.

This European native’s roots are sometimes used as a coffee substitute or additive.  Perennial.  OZ, OU.





Rough Blazing Star  (Liatrus aspera)  ― 3 – 4′ tall.
Blooms July – October.  The unopened flower buds resemble small cabbages.  Native perennial.  Statewide.


Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) – 3′ tall.
Blooms August – October. This flower attracts hummingbirds.  Native perennial. Statewide.


Arkansas Beard Tongue (Penstemon arkansanus) – Less than 2′ tall.
Blooms April – June.  The 3/4″ whitish flowers have lavender streaking.  Native perennial. OZ, OU.


Purple Coneflower  (Echinacea purpurea) – Up to 4′ tall.
Blooms from June – October.
The ray flowers are more purple than those of pale purple coneflower. Native perennial. OZ, OU.
Downy Phlox (Phlox pilosa) – 2′ tall.

Blooms April – July.

Flowers can be pink, pale pink, or sometimes white with purple centers.  Native perennial.  OZ, OU, CP.


Spider Lily (Hymenocallis caroliniana) – 3′ tall.

Blooms May – August.  These large white flowers have a distinctive spider-like shape. Native perennial. OU, GP, AP.


Rose Vervain (Glandularia canadensis) – Plants less than 2′ tall.

Blooms March – September.  The source of many garden hybrids.  Native perennial.  OZ, OU, CP, AP.


Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea) ― 1 – 2′ tall.  The bracts that surround the small flowers displays brilliant colors.

Blooms April – June.  Native annual.  Found on prairies in the OZ, CP, AP.


Wild (Monarda fistulosa) ― 2 – 4′ tall.
Blooms June – September.  Also called Bee Balm.  Flowers pinkish, lavender, or lilac.  Statewide.


Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) ― 4 – 6′ tall.

Blooms July – September.  Native perennial.  Statewide.


Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) – Stems 3′ tall.
Blooms May – July.
So named because the internal jellylike substance resembles a spider’s web.  Native perennial.  OZ, OU, CP.
Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria) – 3′ tall.

Blooms June – September.  Native annual.  Statewide.

Bird’s Foot Violet (Viola pedata) – 6″ tall.

Blooms April – May.  This violet occurs in several different colors:  light violet, dark violet, or dark violet with 2 dark purple petals. Native perennial.  OZ, OU, CP.


Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) ― 1 – 2′ tall.

Blooms May – September.  Flower’s nectar attractive to butterflies.  Native perennial.  Statewide.


Ox-eyed Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) – 2″ flower heads.

Blooms May – July.  Introduced perennial.  OZ, OU, CP.


Tickseed (Bidens aristosa) ― 1 – 6′ tall.

Blooms August – November.  This late bloomer is often found in large stands.  Native perennial.  Statewide.