NATIONAL WILDFLOWER WEEK
May 3 – 9, 2021
Celebrate all things wildflower during National Wildflower Week!
Explore family-friendly activities such as wildflower bingo and instructional videos for making seed balls and crafting nature bracelets. We’ve also thrown in some serene views and sounds from our gardens for meditation and relaxation, poetry and music inspired by the outdoors, a chance to test your wildflower knowledge, and more.
Become a Guerrilla Seed Planter
Enjoy Mellow Sounds and Meadow Views
Get Crafty With Nature
Listen to “Texas Rain” by Daisy O’Connor
Write a Nature Haiku
Special Edition Print
Purchase a keepsake framed sunflower — our 2021 Wildflower of the Year — from our sponsor FastFrame & The Westlake Gallery. The photo, which shows a native leafcutter bee visiting the bloom of a common sunflower (Helianthus annuus), was taken by photographer and Center volunteer Bruce Leander. All profits from sales will support the Wildflower Center.
Each print is mounted in a unique wood frame with a triple mat application that enhances both the sunny yellow and subtle earth tones captured in the image. It will work well with both modern and traditional décor and highlights an important native pollinator plant.
Thank You to Our Sponsor
What is National Wildflower Week?
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s National Wildflower Week is the first full week of May. It was created in 1987 to celebrate the beauty and importance of native wildflowers across the United States.
Why are wildflowers important?
- Provide food and shelter for wildlife
- Play important roles in ecosystem health
- Beautify the environment
What is a wildflower?
“Wildflower” is not really a scientific term. Put simply, a wildflower is generally considered to be a wild, non-woody, flowering plant. Think sunflowers, coneflowers, Dutchman’s breeches, lupines, trillium and columbine. There are easily 2,700 species of native wildflowers in Texas (of about 5,000 total native plant species). Combined with all of the other trees, shrubs, vines and cacti, there are approximately 20,000 native plants in North America. Explore them further on our database.