25 Types Of Blue Wildflowers Found In The United States

Sometimes there are few things quite as pleasurable as heading out into the world and discovering some of the interesting and vibrant plant life and flowers out there.

25 Types Of Blue Wildflowers Found In The United States

Flowers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, which can make it incredibly interesting to head out and take a look at them all, seeing what you can discover. 

However, if you’re setting out to chart all of the amazing flowers that you can discover across the United States, then you have definitely found yourself in a situation where you are hunting for flowers of a specific color. 

In fact, we’re willing to bet that you have found your way to this very article because you are looking to find out some of the very best blue wildflowers that can be found across the United States. You could not have come to a better place! 

Join us down below, because today we are dedicating ourselves to finding 25 of the very best blue wildflowers that you can discover across the United States! 

1. Virginia Dayflower

This flower is a pretty incredible sight precisely because of its nature. Situated within the center of the three blue petals that surround the flower are small flower clusters atop long stems.

These flowers open up in the daytime, and then close up at night, lasting only for the day! This means that seeing these amazing blue flowers with yellow flowers in bloom can be a very special and personal spectacle. 

The blossoms found at the center of the flower eventually drop off of the flower, fall to the soil below, and then grow into new Virginia Dayflowers! This makes them easy to grow at home! 

2. Northern Blue Flag Iris

This particular flower is native to the Eastern United States, and they tend to thrive best in swamps and similarly moist environments where they can enjoy the heavy and thick moisture on the ground and in the air. 

We totally adore the wide flagging petals that hang from the top of the plant, giving the flower a very wide look.

This width means the flowers need plenty of space to grow, and you need to be careful when handling the rhizomes because they are slightly poisonous. 

3. Blue False Indigo 

Another plant native to the Eastern United States is the Blue False Indigo, a clumping perennial flower that features very small blossoming flowers across its long stem. 

These are great flowers to include in a gardening project because they can help to divide the space between different plants while also not needing too much space to grow.

4. Bottle Gentian

The Bottle Gentian is a flower that has earned its name in spectacular fashion. Unlike most flowers, the Bottle Gentian has buds that do not blossom or open up, which is how it also earned the name of ‘Closed Gentian’.

This flower only grows to around two feet in height, and can benefit from growing around other flowers to lend it support. As such, it can commonly be found in the Northeastern United States. 

5. Wasatch Gentian 

This flower is native to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, and this little perennial tends to thrive best in soil with plenty of sand, and just a little bit of water.

This flower takes quite some time to blossom, but when it does, its stem fills up with the most gorgeous blooming flowers of a rich blue color!

6. Bluehead Gilia

Native to the Western United States, the Bluehead Gilia is incredibly vibrant and interesting to see, as the flowers bloom directly from the top of the flower, with a pom pom look that is very joyous.

They are also able to grow in most soils and are able to reseed themselves, allowing them to be mostly self-sustaining. Great if you want some low-maintenance flowers!

7. Narrowlead Blue-Eyed Grass

These small blue flowers have a slight purple tint, and they start off growing close to the heart of the bunch, close to the ground, and then from there they explode out upon their long stalks, creating the look of large pom poms of flowers blooming from the ground.

A bunch of these flowers together look totally incredible, blossoming out from the soil. You’ll most commonly find them in the Eastern United States, of which they are native.

8. Common Hepatica

If you are in the Southeastern United States, then make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Common Hepatica. This immense flower is one that tends to grow close to the ground, in settings with plenty of natural wood.

They love the shade, and tend to prefer soil that is well-drained. This plant is less easy to spot in the winter, as the flowers die after the growing season, but the roots are deep underground, allowing the flower to grow again!

9. Colorado Blue Columbine

This flower is interesting because it is a protected species, partly because of what it needs to grow. These particular flowers are incredibly sensitive to heat, and need plenty of shade and cool environments to grow effectively.

You’ll most likely find them in the Colorado Rocky Mountain area as a result, as there is plenty of moist soil and shade to be found there.

However, if the plants should ever succumb to intense sunlight then the seeds will drop and grow into new flowers!

10. Mealy Cup Sage 

This flower found in the South-Central United States is very drought tolerant, and tends to grow around the summer, though can easily survive through the colder periods as a result of its hardy nature.

The flowers tend to grow to around four feet in height, making them very tall and impressive!

11. Texas Bluebonnet

These amazing blue flowers grow in groups in dry soil, which means that they can commonly be found in Texas, where they are able to enjoy plenty of sunshine. 

We love the way that the small blossoms cluster along the stems of these flowers, and the fact that the petals have a slight white section to them, making the blue appear even more resplendent. 

12. Tall Bellflower

These flowers are most commonly found in the eastern United States, but can also be found in areas like Delaware and New Jersey.

These tall flowers contain multiple blossoms, and when these blossoms bloom they result in star-shaped flowers with a long stem in the very center of each flower, giving them a distinct look. They’re not easy to miss.

13. Tiny Bluet

The Tiny Bluet is a very adorable flower that we totally love. This flower, which can be found in the Southeast of the United States, is very easy to spot, because they tend to bloom together in large clusters.

14. Cichorium Intybus

These amazing flowers look just like a firework, with countless petals blossoming out from the central structure of the flower. 

We simply cannot get enough of the look of this amazing flower. It’s a total delight to behold and when you find a large cluster of them clumped together they look even better!

You’ll be able to find these flowers all over most of the mainland United States, so why not head out and find some?

15. Venus’ Looking Glass

These small flowers grow on long stems, and while they may not result in a massive bunch, the way they look when they blossom is simply fantastic. 

You’ll most likely find these flowers in most states, apart from states like Alaska, Hawaii, and Nevada, so head out and spot some!

16. Wild Blue Phlox

The best thing about the Phlox flower is that it has a very symmetrical shape that makes it look so immensely perfect. It’s almost too perfect! 

If you want to see the splendor of this amazing flower for yourself, then make sure to check out the Eastern United States where it flowers frequently. 

17. Blue Mistflower 

The Blue Mistflower is renowned for its very fuzzy appearance. It features a long stamen that grows from the petals, giving it a fuzzy look from afar! 

You’ll most likely find these flowers in the Southeastern States, so if you live in the right area you might be able to make them out!

18. Lyreleaf Sage

We love the long blossoms of the Lyreleaf Sage. This amazing plant is renowned for the way the blossoms look, branching far out from the stems of the plant, almost like the tongue of some mythical beast! 

Want to find this flower? Then you are in luck because it can be found easily in states like New York, New Jersey, Ohio (Also check out Common Types Of Ohio Wildflowers), and Florida, amongst countless others!

19. Ivyleaf Morning Glory

The reason these amazing flowers, which can be found across the United States, have such a great name is because of their nature. They are in full bloom in the morning, making it the best time to see them.

In the evening, after a whole day of being in the sun, these flowers close their petals to get some shade. 

This amazing species has many subspecies that are also worth seeking out, and luckily, many of them are equally easy to find across the United States.

20. Purple Passionflower 

Though purple is in the name of this flower, it still has a great blue tint to it that makes it look incredible. 

Rumor suggests that Cherokees referred to this flower as the ‘Ocoee’, hence why the river close to where they commonly grow is referred to as the ‘Ocoee River’! 

21. Great Blue Lobelia

This is a flower that has a reputation as a medicinal plant that may once have been used by Native Americans to help treat syphilis! Unfortunately, recent research has actually shown that this flower, found across the United States, can cause vomiting if ingested. 

Look but don’t touch!

22. Climbing Nightshade

We totally adore the way that this particular flower looks thanks in so small part to the amazing stamens that are fused into a cone shape in the center of the flower.

The violet-blue petals have a star shape that makes these flowers a total delight to behold!

You can look out for these flowers across most of the United States!

23. Hairy Clematis

Just taking a look at these flowers should give you a perfect sense of why they have earned such a name. The fluffy outer surface of these plants makes them totally strange to look at. It’s even stranger to feel! 

The central surface of the blossoming petals, however, is very smooth and leathery, which makes it quite delightful to encounter yourself. 

This flower is a little harder to find but can be found in states like Arizona (Also check out Common Types Of Arizona Wildflowers), Idaho, Montana, and Utah.

24. Late Purple Aster

We love the way that the Late Purple Aster looks (This wildflower is also present in New Hampshire. Click here to know more). 

The yellow section in the center of the main flower is incredibly vibrant, and contrasts against the purple-blue petals that make it all look so amazing.

You’d more likely find this flower in the Southeastern United States.

25. Heartfelt Skullcap

This is another blue flower that grows in large clusters along a long and tall stem. The stem itself is slightly hairy, and the violet-blue petals that bloom from it have a great length and an interesting flame-like shape that makes them incredibly interesting to see. 

We love the way this plant looks, and even more so the way the petals look when they blossom. 

To Wrap Up

There you have it! Those are just a few of the blue wildflowers that can be found across the United States, but they are easily the very best you can see, so why not head out and find a few yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Blue Flowers In Texas Called?

One of the most recognizable wildflowers in Texas is the Bluebonnet.

What Blue Flower Is Native To Colorado?

Colorado Blue Columbine is a native flower of Colorado!

Where Is Blue Mistflower Native?

The Blue Mistflower is native to the Eastern United States. 

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