wild flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wild flower wild or uncultivated flowering plant
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Quotations

  • William Blake
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    “To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.”

Usage

In literature:

Toward February people would be out searching for wild flowers on the suburban hills.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
Seating himself upon the ground he began a lively dissertation upon the wild flowers of the region, a number of which he had with him.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
It makes me so cross not to be able to go out and get flowers and wild strawberries.
"Milly and Olly" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Many of our garden flowers have been produced in this way, by selecting and improving wild flowers.
"Wildflowers of the Farm" by Arthur Owens Cooke
At times also appeared the shy buds of the sweet wild rose, loveliest flower of the prairie.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
There is a prairie lawn, spread like a carpet in patterns composed of pretty wild flowers.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
Some of you know and love many of these wild flowers.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
You'll find it under the buckeye tree, where the tall grass and wild flowers grow.
"The English Orphans" by Mary Jane Holmes
If I lay upon a bank of rich grass or wild flowers, I had to a slight extent the same revivifying sensation.
"Master of His Fate" by J. Mclaren Cobban
Much of this inclosed table-land was prairie, where long grass and wild flowers grew luxuriantly.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Wild flowers, you mean.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
While walking through the park she took off her hat and decorated it with the wild flowers which grew along the path.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
She played with it and arranged it a dozen different ways like a bouquet of wild flowers.
"The Dangerous Age" by Karin Michaëlis
Both are beyond convention; both have a touch of impulsive passion, of natural wildness, of flower-beauty.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
They were handsome, these girls, but they were wild flowers.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
Even now these herbs and wild flowers of the monks grew here and there amongst the old ruins.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Sarah had gathered a bouquet of wild flowers.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Oh, how delighted we all were, when we found the first wild flowers of spring!
"Wreaths of Friendship" by T. S. Arthur and F. C. Woodworth
The ground was covered with a carpet of wild flowers and a few late violets.
"Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
On each side and under foot was a profusion of wild flowers.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 5" by Various
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In poetry:

And Bacchus cast your mates and you
Wild grapes to glean;
Your flower-like lips were dashed with dew
From his, Faustine.
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
For me no wild rose in the lane,
But only sad autumnal flowers,
And falling shadows and old sighs,
And melancholy drift of hours!
"Young Love" by Richard Le Gallienne
And touched her lips with wild-flower wine,
And changed her body slowly,
Till, in soft reeds of song and shine,
Her life was hidden wholly.
"Syrinx" by Henry Kendall
At last she loved a youth, who chose
To keep this wild flower for his own,
He in his garden set his rose
Where it might bloom for him alone.
"Story Of Lilavanti" by Laurence Hope
Warriors from the breach of danger
Pluck no longer laurels there;
They but yield the passing stranger
Wild-flower wreaths the Beauty's hair.
"To a Lady - with Flowers from a Roman Wall" by Sir Walter Scott
And where, upon the meadow's breast,
The shadow of the thicket lies,
The blue wild flowers thou gatherest
Shall glow yet deeper near thine eyes.
"A Summer Ramble" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, they spent several hours manually removing the bright yellow wild parsnip flower from a prairie at Frontenac State Park in southeastern Minnesota.
Wild flowers are abundant in the Willamette Valley in April.
The article called Wild Edible Plants that ran recently in MOTHER EARTH NEWS said that after dandelions flower you should leave the plant and go on to other foraged fare.
Yes, it does occur as a wild flower in nature, but it isn't very common.
Looking at last years great wild flower photos at lake Kaweah,I went to the lake on the 19th, last wed. Looks like it could be as good or maybe better in a couple of weeks.
Journal file photo Kay Braun preparing a flower arrangement in her Wild Rose flower shop on Lincoln Avenue in Fergus Falls.
Champagne with wild hibiscus flowers.
Make your champagne more festive this holiday season by adding wild hibiscus flowers.
I don't remember a spring when the wild flowers were so richly abundant, so big, and so remarkably colorful.
The New England Wild Flower Society, a century-old institution, champions native plants in its Garden in the Woods, in Framingham, Massachusetts, west of Boston.
As a dining-out genre, "American eclectic" is rarely as thoroughly embodied as it is at Wild Flower, the storefront restaurant that has held court on the corner of Euclid and Laclede for some nine years now.
Each flower, in turn, produces a seed capsule, allowing the wild leeks to reproduce by both bulb offsets and seeds.
Wild hibiscus flowers make your bubbly sparkle even more.
The shelter is outfitted with flowers in conjunction with an ad for Absolut Wild Tea vodka.
Look for veggies and blooms lining the front of Wild Flowers.
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