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The Irish countryside comes to life in spring. All the wildflowers begin to stretch up out of the ground. Their bright colours are welcome after the dark winter!

What is a wildflower?

It is a flower that grows naturally in the wild. A wildflower has not been planted by anyone.

Wildflowers can grow almost anywhere! You find them in woodlands, ditches, roadsides and gardens.

There are a lot of wildflowers at The Burren in Co. Clare. They grow between the limestone rocks e.g. daisies, wild strawberries, wild garlic etc.

Would like to learn more about the wildflowers growing in Ireland. There is lots more information and pictures on irishwildflowers.ie and wildflowersofireland.net.

Do you know what the different parts of the flower are?

Leaf Leaves are usually green. The plant's food is made in the leaves.
Petal Petals are the bright, colourful part of the flower head.
Stem The stem is the stalk the grows from the ground. It supports the leaves and flowers. The plant gets water and nutrients from the ground through the stem.