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Wild Plants With Yellow or White Flowers

Updated February 21, 2017

Wild plants are trees, shrubs, bushes and grasses found growing in nature without any human assistance. Humans, however, may take a species growing in the wild and cultivate it for their own purposes. This is how many species of wild plants end up in nurseries and gardens. Wild plants with attractive blooms, such as those white or yellow flowers, may become showy ornamental plants if humans find them attractive.

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The jasmine plant is a shrub that can grow up to 10 feet to 15 feet high and has oval shiny leaves. Experts believe it originated in the Himalayas. Jasmine grows in the wild but is widely cultivated for its fragrant flowers, which are white in most species but yellow in some. The flower usually releases its fragrance after sunset.

Evening Primrose

The evening primrose is of unknown origin but has now colonised in the wild throughout the U.S. It reaches a height of 2 to 4 feet, and the flowers bloom from May to July. The blooms are about 2 inches wide and are light yellow. The plant grows best in well-drained soils and prefers a site with full sun.

Ox-Eyed Daisy

The ox-eyed daisy is a wild plant native to Europe that is now well-established in the United States. It grows well in full or partial sun and prefers fertile soil. The flowers have white petals with yellow centres, with each flower at the end of an individual stem. The plant is typically 12 inches to 24 inches high and blooms from May to July.


The yarrow is another European native found in the wild throughout the temperate regions of North America. It is a perennial plant that needs a full two years to establish itself. The white flowers develop in clusters and can bloom from May through November. The plant needs full sun, though it can tolerate dry soil conditions.

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About the Author

Mark Pendergast has worked as a freelance writer since 2007, focusing on topics such as health, sports and finance. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and librarian and has written for the "Northside Sun" and "Jackpot," among other publications. Pendergast holds a Bachelor of Arts from Millsaps College.

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