A flower that grows wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted, is considered a wildflower. Sometimes also called “weeds”. Some of these plants have valued not only for their beauty, but also for their medicinal value and edible value. for example, Dandelion leaves are delicious in salad but the Dandelion plant also is used as a tea for liver detoxification.
Because of their beauty and scientific value, special need exists for the protection of our native wild flowers and scrubs. It is understandable that these uncultivated plants would attract the visitors, but in too many instances they are not satisfied to enjoy their beauty as they exist in their natural habitats. Too frequently the flowers are picked in large numbers only to discard them faded and wilted a few hours later. Transplanting is also discouraged since the wild plants will seldom take root again in a garden. Extensive removal of these plants is likely to bring about the extinction of certain species.