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wild flower

1. any flowering plant that grows in an uncultivated state
2. the flower of such a plant
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We went on climbing, higher and higher, and curving hither and thither, in the shade of noble woods, and with a rich variety and profusion of wild flowers all about us; and glimpses of rounded grassy backbones below us occupied by trim chalets and nibbling sheep, and other glimpses of far lower altitudes, where distance diminished the chalets to toys and obliterated the sheep altogether; and every now and then some ermined monarch of the Alps swung magnificently into view for a moment, then drifted past an intervening spur and disappeared again.
Ezra Jennings stopped for a moment, and picked some wild flowers from the hedge by the roadside.
He tossed his little nosegay of wild flowers away from him, as if the remembrances which it recalled were remembrances which hurt him now.
Splendid trees reared their stately tops where splendid cathedrals once had reared their domes, and sweet wild flowers blossomed in simple serenity in soil that once was drenched with human blood.
Even 'wild' flowers need to be tended to WILD flowers are attractive,but must be managed properly, not just left.
Affectionately known as Bumble, the sculpture is reached by visitors by walking through a field of wild flowers.
Phil said he was not against cutting verges for safety reasons at junctions or on one side of some single track roads, but added that all the other areas with wild flowers should only be cut twice, in May and then in September again.
WILD flowers are making a comeback in urban areas as councils give nature a helping hand.
IT was a sight to delight in Redcar and Cleveland last year - and now more wild flowers than ever will brighten up the borough's roundabouts.
As we expect the rains, soon there will an abundance of wild flowers in the park.
Q WE would like to replace our mown lawn with wild flowers. Any tips?
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