Native Wildflowers

“Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart!” Lady Bird Johnson

A Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule), also called a Moccasin Flower, in the woods at Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole, New Hampshire.
A Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule), in the woods at Distant Hill Gardens.


Below is a list of the wildflowers native to Distant Hill. If a plant's name is in Red, touch or click on it to see a photo of the plant, its fruit or flower. We will be adding more species as we identify them.


NOTE: (C) after a plants name designates a perennial wildflower native to Distant Hill that can be found under cultivation in the ornamental gardens.

The Wildflowers Native to Distant Hill

Scientific Name

Common Name


Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias syriaca
Asclepias tuberosa
Aster divaricatus
Aster novae-angliae
Capnoides sempervirens

Epifagus virginiana

Erythronium americanum
Eupatorium maculatum
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Eupatorium rugosum
Goodyera pubescens
Goodyera repens
Goodyera tesselata
Medeola virginica

Micranthes virginensis

Physostegia virginiana
Phytolacca americana
Podophyllum peltatum
Pogonia ophioglossoides
Polygonatum pubescens
Sarracenia purpurea
Sanguinaria canadensis
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Smilacina racemosa
Solidago caesia
Thalictrum dioicum
Tiarella cordifolia
Spikenard (C)
Jack-in-the-pulpit (C)
Wild Ginger (C)
Swamp Milkweed (C)
Common Milkweed
Butterfly Weed (C)
White Wood Aster
New England Aster (C)
Harlequin or Pink Corydalis
Blue Cohosh (C)
Turtlehead (C)
Bluebead Lily (C)
Beech Drops
Trout Lily (C)
Joe-pye Weed (C)
Boneset (C)
White Snakeroot

Downy Rattlesnake-plantain
Dwarf Rattlesnake-plantain
Checkered Rattlesnake-plantain

Indian Cucumber-root
Early Saxifrage
Obedient Plant (C)
American Pokeweed
Mayapple (C)
Rose Pogonia Orchid
Solomon's Seal (C)
Purple Pitcher Plant
Bloodroot (C)
Blue-eyed Grass (C)
False Solomon's Seal
Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

Early Meadow Rue
Foamflower (C)