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Photos of wildflowers of North America - Canada & US

Catalogue of WHITE Wildflowers of North America

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In order to help wildflower enthusiasts to better promote, identify and learn about wildflowers of North America, the following color designated catalog of wildflowers is available based on submissions by members of this group. This forum thread is designated to assist in correctly identifying WHITE colored wildflowers. It will be an ongoing project as the list of wildflowers continues to grow, thanks to the efforts of its members.
This catalog is complete with the COMMON NAME, SCIENTIFIC NAME followed by PHOTOS of that particular wildflower. Please note that some flowers may be found in more than one catalog group as colors may vary from region to region, soil condition or life-stage of the flower.

Bunchberry – Cornus canadensis

Starry False Solomon’s Seal – Smilacina stellata

Meadow Death Camas – Zigadenus venenosus

White Baneberry – Actaea pachypoda

Dwarf Ginseng – Panax trifolium

Multiflora Rose – Rosa multiflora

Moss Heather – Cassiope Stelleriana

Fringed Grass-of-Parnassus – Parnassia fimbriata

Queen’s Cup – Clintonia uniflora

Star-of-Bethlehem – Ornithogalum umbellatum

Anemone hepatica – Hepatica nobilis

White Pink Lady’s Slipper – Cypripedium Acaule

Mountain Lady’s Slipper – Cypripedium montanum Cypripedium

Wild Columbine – Aquilegia canadensis

White Bog Orchid – Platanthera dilatata

Ladies’-tresses – Spiranthes

White Trout Lily – Erythronium albidum

Rain Lily – Cooperia pedunculata

Shooting Star – Dodecatheon meadia

Small Cranberry – Vaccinium oxycoccos

Calla – Bog Arum/Marsh Calla

Wild Calla Lily – Calla palustris

Trillium – Trillium grandiflorum

Painted Trillium – Trillium undulatum

Sweet White Trillium/Jeweled Wakerobin – Trillium simile

Ox-eye Daisy – Leucanthemum vulgare

English Daisy – Bellis Perennis

Alpine Aster – Aster alpinus

Small White Aster – Symphyotrichum racemosum

Calico Aster – Aster lateriflorus

Heath Aster – Aster erkoides

Upland White Aster – Solidago ptarmicoides

Flat-topped White Aster – Doellingeria umbellata

Panicled Aster – Aster simplex

White Wood Aster – Eurybia divaricata

Philadelphia Fleabane – Erigeron philadelphicus

Daisy Fleabane – Erigeron anmus

Fleabane Aster – Erigeron foliosus

Pearly Everlasting – Anaphalis margaritacea

Lance-leaved Spring Beauty – Claytonia lanceolata

Canada anemone – Anemone canadensis

American wood anemone – Anemone quinquefolia

Tall anemone – Anemone virginiana

Gumbo Evening Primrose – Oenothera caespitosa

Bloodroot – Sanguinaria canadensis

Water Lily – Nymphaea odorata
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Bladder Campion – Silene cucubalus

White Campion – Silene pratensis

Northern Grass of Parnassus – Parnassia palustris

Grass-of-Parnassus – Parnassia glauca

Pointed Tip Mariposa Lily – Calochortus apiculatus

Cat’s Ear Lily – Calochortus elegans

Mariposa Lily – Calochortus Pursh

Gunnison Mariposa Lily – Calochortus gunnisonii

Sego lily – Calochortus nuttallii

Sitka Valerian – Valeriana sitchensis

Common Yarrow – Achillea millefolium

Labrador Tea – Ledum palustre/Rhododendron tomentosum

Wild hydrangea – Hydrangea aborescens

Queen Anne’s Lace- Daucus carota

Sphenosciadium capitellatum – Rangers Buttons

Texas Bindweed – Convolvulus equitans Benth

Hedge False-Bindweed – Clystegia sepium

Field Bindweed – Convolvulus arvensis


Moonflower – Ipomoea alba

Common Morning Glory – Ipomoea purpurea

Alsike Clover- Trifolium hybridum

Clover – Trifolium

White Clover – Trifolium repens

White Sweet Clover – Melilotus alba

Hairy Bittercress – Cardamine hirsuta

False Garlic – Nothoscordum bivalve (L.) Britt

Tenpetal Anemone – Anemone berlandieri Pritz.

Spring Beauty – Claytonia virginica

Western Spring Beauty – Claytonia lanceolata

Star Chickweed – Stellaria pubera

Field Mouse-Ear-Chickweed – Cerastium arvense

Foxglove Beard-Tongue – Foxglove Penstemon

Florida Pusley – Richardia scabra

Anemone hepatica – Hepatica nobilis

Foamflower – Tiarella cordifolia

Fringe Cup – Tellima grandiflora

Swamp Lily – Crinum americanum

Spider lily – Hymenocallis littoralis

Wild Oats – Sessile Bellwort

American Lotus – Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Pers.

Lanced Leaved Arrowhead – Sagittaria lancifolia

Broadleaf Arrowhead – Sagittaria latifolia

Virginia Strawberry – Fragaria virginiana

Saskatoon – Amelanchier alnifolia

Great Laurel – Rhododendron Maximum

Starflower- Trientalis borealis

Thimbleberry – Rubus parviflorus

Blow Wives – Achyrachaena mollis

Lily of the Valley – Convallaria majalis

White Wintergreen – Pyrola elliptica

White/Canadian Avens – Geum Canadensa

Bear Grass – Xerophyllum tenax

Tufted White Cotton Grass – Eriophorum angustifolium

English Plantain – Plantago lanceolata

Catnip – Nepeta cataria

Tall Meadowrue- Thalictrum dasycarpum

Mountain Avens (Dryas integrifolia/octopetala) *

*Rock Jasmine – Androsace chamaejasme


Mayapple – Podophyllum peltatum

Globe Flower – Trollius Laxus

Indian pipe – Monotropa uniflora

Button-bush – Cephalanthus 0ccidentalalis

Wild Cucumber – Echinocystis lobata

Prickly Poppy – Argemone grandiflora/munita

Prickly Saxifrage – Saxifraga tricuspidata

White Thistle – Cirsium hookerianum Nutt

Gatsby Trillium

Canada Violet – viola canadensis

Northern White Violet – Viola macloskeyi

White Wood Violet – Viola sororia albiflora

Sweet White Violet – Viola blanda Willd

Boneset – Eupatorium perfoliatum

Arctic sandwort – Minuartia arctica

Musk Mallow- Malva moschata

White Gaura – Gaura lindheimeri

Garlic mustard – Alliaria petiolata

Squirrel Corn – Dicentra canadensis

Bitterroot – Lewisia rediviva Pursh

Pasque flower – Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Alba’

*Northern Bedstraw – Galium boreale L.


Turtlehead – Chelone glabra

Horsemint – Mentha longifolia

Virginia spiderwort – Tradescantia virginiana

Moth Mullein – Verbascum blattaria