The Lowcountry is a unique area with its own unique wildflowers.
And each spring brings a new burst of color and life as flowers begin to bloom. They provide food for pollinators such as bees and butterflies, adding to the beauty of the Lowcountry during this season.
Some of the wildflowers that are commonly seen in this region include:
Native to the Lowcountry in the springtime, the Carolina lupine has tall spikes of purple, pink, and white blooms that stand out among other plants.
Each flower head of the common yarrow contains 20-25 flowers within it. The common yarrow grows to be between 1 and 3 feet tall. Its flowers are a shade of white and on rare occasions pink, which bloom from late April through July.
Another flower native to this region, spiderwort has bright clusters of blue and purple flowers and grows up to two feet tall.
Flame azalea is a bright red flower that grows on small shrubs and blooms in the springtime.
Producing purple flowers with drooping petals, the purple coneflower is aptly named.
Gaillardia pulchella, a.k.a. Indian Blanket, blooms May through August. It stands between 1 and 2 feet tall. The flower consists of a red center with a yellow outer edge.
Sagittaria latifolia, or arrowhead, prefers shallow wetlands. This wildflower produces edible tubers that Native Americans use extensively. Arrowhead flower has white, bell-shaped flowers and pointed leaves.
Wild Sweet William:
Wild sweet William is a colorful flower that produces clusters of pink, purple, white, and red blooms. They are also a great source of nectar for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Spring is a great time to enjoy the beauty of wildflowers on Daufuskie Island. The best way to enjoy the beauty of wildflowers is to get outside and explore. Take a hike or go for a bike ride and look for flowers along the way. Bring along a camera, so you can capture the beauty of the blooms. If you’re lucky, you may even come across some rare species.