Wildflowers add diversity to the fields, forests, and shores of Prince Edward Island. Like trees and shrubs, certain wildflower species have specific habitat affinities and thus grow only under certain conditions. Furthermore, our wildflowers vary widely in their blooming times, such that flowers in bloom in June may have died back by August.
We will be adding photos to aid in the identification of many of our most common wildflowers. In the meantime, the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project has developed a very informative online guide to Native and Common Wildflower species.
Also of interest is the document Island Woodland Plants, which provides descriptions and illustrations of many flora species commonly encountered on PEI.