Have you had a chance to go to the field? If so, surely you have been able to enjoy many plants that have yellow flowers. And it is that yellow is a very common color in nature, since there is a great variety of pollinating insects that are attracted to it.
For this reason, if you would like to know the name of ten wild yellow flowers, either because you want to learn them to identify them when you return to the field, or because you would like to grow them in your garden or in pots, we will tell you here.
Opener (Solstice Centaurea)
The herb known as abrepuño is native to Europe, and in Spain it is found on the Iberian Peninsula. It is biennial, that is, it lives only two years and blooms the second, and reaches a height of 40 centimeters. The flowers are yellow and bloom in summer, usually early in the season.
sea poppy (Glaucius yellow)
The sea poppy is a perennial herb native to Macaronesia to the Caucasus that reaches a height of between 10 and 100 centimeters. Very hairy, it has green leaves and large yellow flowers, which measure about 5 centimeters in diameter. Are they sprout for several months of the year, beginning in spring and ending in autumn.
Rainfed alfalfa (medicago polymorpha)
Rainfed alfalfa is a legume native to the Mediterranean region that reaches a height of between 10 and 50 centimeters, and develops green trifoliate leaves with finely serrated margins. The flowers are yellow and are grouped in clusters during spring-summer.
Asterisk (Maritime Pale)
The herb called asterisk is perennial, typical of arid regions and the sandy areas of the Mediterranean region. It reaches a maximum height of 20 centimeters, and has lanceolate to spatulate green leaves. Its flowering time is from early spring to late summer.. Its flowers look like small yellow daisies 2 centimeters in diameter.
gorse (genista scorpius)
La gorse It is a thorny and highly branched shrub endemic to the Mediterranean region. It grows up to 2 meters high, and although it produces leaves, these are very scarce, especially in those places where it rains very little.
Blooms from winter to mid-summer. When it does, numerous flowers of a very striking yellow color sprout.
Gold button (A bitter frog)
The herb known as buttercup is one that grows in the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia, reaching a height of between 30 and 70 centimeters, and which develops erect stems with palmate green leaves. The flowers are yellow, composed of five petals and numerous stamens, which sprout in spring.
It is a poisonous plant for humans and other animals. Therefore, if you see it, you should not handle it if you are not wearing protective gloves, otherwise you could end up with blisters on your skin. Also, you should not consume it under any circumstances, as it is very dangerous.
Canahes (The common cane)
Cañaheja is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region that develops robust stems up to 3 meters high by 2 centimeters thick. The leaves are green, composed of between 3 and 6 leaflets, and can be up to 60 centimeters long. Blooms in summerand it does so by producing a very tall floral stalk with numerous small yellow flowers at the top.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
El dandelion It is one of the most popular perennial herbs with yellow flowers. Who has not blown one during their childhood and/or youth, and has seen how the seeds flew out? It is a plant that reaches about 40 centimeters in height, which has pinnatipartate green leaves with jagged edges.
Blooms throughout spring and summerand you should know that it is edible: its leaves are widely used in salads, and the flowers are often used to decorate cakes. It is originally from Europe, but it is easy for you to find it in any other continent since it is very adaptable.
Grass of San Juan (Hypericum perforatum)
La Grass of San Juan or hypericum is a perennial plant that grows in Europe, although it has been introduced in other places such as Africa, Asia or America. It grows up to 30-40 centimeters tall, and develops thin stems with small green leaves. Its flowers are yellow, about 1 centimeter wide, and bloom in summer.
It is a plant that has several medicinal uses. For example, it is anti-inflammatory when applied to wounds, and also used to treat depression and anxiety.
Vinegar (Oxalis foot-goat)
El vinegar It is a perennial herb native to Africa and Europe that reaches 40 centimeters in height. The leaves are green and trifoliate, that is, composed of three leaflets. Its flowers bloom in spring-summerand they do so grouped in inflorescences known as cymes.
Although not considered edible, the sap has a pleasant flavor.. I remember that when she was a child she used to take some stems and chew them on the way home from school. But yes, this should not be done if there is the slightest suspicion that some herbicide or any other phytosanitary product has been sprayed on it.
Which of these wild yellow flowers did you like the most?