Bloom Where You Are Planted! 55+ Wildflower Quotes For The Untamed Heart

by Team Scary Mommy
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Wildflower Quotes
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When someone asks you what your favorite flower is, the first bloom to pop into your head might be something classic like a rose or perhaps even an endearingly funny flower like the sunflower. Or maybe you’ve been a sucker for cheery and colorful tulips ever since you strolled through what seemed like endless rows of them at Keukenhof gardens in Holland. And those are all truly lovely choices. But when you think about the type of flower that reflects your spirit the most (no, not just your monthly birth flower), the wildflower probably comes to mind. Resilient, untamed, beautiful, surprising, colorful, unpredictable — there’s a lot to love about this particular blossom. So, when you’re looking for the perfect words to capture the essence of your character or the character of a loved one, wildflower quotes could very well be exactly what you need.

The real wonder of wildflowers is that they adapt so effortlessly to the different conditions they find themselves in. If ever there was a flower that epitomizes the idiom “bloom where you are planted,” it’s the wildflower! Basically, we could all take a cue from these wild, free, and yet still rooted plants. Plus, it’s fun how they come in such a festive range of hues.

When you need to draw inspiration in your own life, look no further than the following wildflower quotes.

Best Wildflower Quotes


  1. “Wildflowers can’t be controlled, and neither can the girl with a soul boundless as the sky and a spirit as free and wild as the ocean.” — Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy
  2. “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.” — William Blake
  3. “I dream of a quiet man who explains nothing and defends nothing, but only knows where the rarest wildflowers are blooming, and who goes, and finds that he is smiling not by his own will.” — Wendell Berry, Given
  4. “What a lonely place it would be to have a world without a wildflower!” — Roland R. Kemler
  5. “Grief is like a wildflower: It can erupt from the ground anywhere it chooses, when it blossoms we must be careful not to step on it. Instead, we honor its existence and appreciate that love made it bloom.” — Zoe Clark-Coates
  6. “Beautiful wildflower… be free and reach for the sun, live in all your colors and grow so untamed.” — Butterflies Rising
  7. “Like a wildflower, she spent her days allowing herself to grow. Not many people knew of her struggle but, eventually, all knew of her light.” — Nikki Rowe
  8. “I hope you are blessed with a heart like a wildflower. Strong enough to rise again after being trampled upon, tough enough to weather the worst of summer storms, and able to grow and flourish even in the most broken places.” — Nikita Gill
  9. “She beats to the beauty of her wildflower heart and seashore soul.” — Angie Weiland-Crosby
  10. “Wildflowers adapt and bloom wherever they want. Be a wildflower.” — Aly Aubrey
  11. “Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” — E.V.
  12. “Gather courage like wildflowers.” — Jak Major
  13. “Let’s be wildflowers; let our souls be scattered by the wind. Let us grow, wild and free, tall and brave, in the places that we dream, in the places where our longings are filled. Let us grow between the cracks of brokenness, and we will make everything beautiful.” — G.C.
  14. “You belong among the wildflowers. You belong in a boat out at sea. You belong with your love on your arm. You belong somewhere you feel free.” — Tom Petty
  15. “She thought the dandelions could tell her secrets that the wind whispered and that no rose was quite as beautiful as a field full of wildflowers — because, of course, she was one herself — a wildflower, that is. Blooming beautifully in the most unexpected places.” — B. Diaz
  16. “Dear outsiders, even the most beautiful of wildflowers are considered weeds in the wrong gardens — what another thinks of you does not dictate your value.” — Beau Taplin
  17. “The sunlight dances in her hair as she reaches for the sky. She loves the rain, her spirit is free, she is the most beautiful wildflower that grows by the sea.” — Christy Ann Martine
  18. “Very little grows on jagged rock. Be grounded. Be crumbled so wildflowers will come up where you are.” — Rumi
  19. “No matter what conditions look like around you, keep on believing, keep on persisting, keep on going, keep on growing. Just like wildflowers grow wherever they choose, no matter the conditions, be and be becoming all that you were created to be and become.” — Sandra C. Bibb
  20. “Wildflowers, I envy them. They’re brave. seeds cast by the wind to land where they may, they stay and hold against most hot, most cold. They persevered, roots shallow yet fierce and free. They epitomize to me all that I sometimes yearn to be.” — Julie Andrews
  21. “Do you suppose she’s a wildflower?” — Daisy, Alice in Wonderland
  22. “She was full of wildflower in notebooks, smoke scented beaches, skipping town and a little bit of save the world.” — Atlas
  23. “We are the bird’s eggs. Bird’s eggs, flowers, butterflies, rabbits, cows, sheep, we are caterpillars; we are leaves of ivy and springs of wildflower. We are women. We rise from the wave.” — Susan Griffin
  24. “Here’s the thing about wildflowers: They take root wherever they are, grow strong through the wind, rain, pain, sunshine, blue skies, and starless nights. They dance, even when it seems there is nothing worth dancing for. They bloom, with or without you.” — Alisha Christensen, Still Growing Widlflowers
  25. “Love is like wildflowers; it’s often found in the most unlikely places.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  26. “Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” — John Steinbeck
  27. “They are wildflowers. They would not want a name.” — Silas House
  28. “Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut and tamed. They’re meant to be loved and admired.” — Anthony T. Hincks
  29. “I think I like wildflowers best. They just grow wherever they want. No one has to plant them. And then their seeds blow in the wind and they find a new place to grow.” — Rebecca Donovan
  30. “One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower.” — Susan Wittig Albert
  31. “Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars?” — Nora Roberts
  32. “My twenties were about exploring love and being a wildflower and trying to figure everything out. Now I’m not comfortable being that happy wildflower anymore, but I still don’t feel like a woman.” — Drew Barrymore
  33. “There are as many ways of loving as there are people, and that wildflower variety is the great beauty of this dimension of existence.” — Rumi
  34. “My friendship, it is not in my power to give… a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive like a wildflower when these favor, and when they do not, it is in vain to look for it.” — William Wordsworth
  35. “To be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” — John Burroughs
  36. “Wildflowers are the loveliest of all because they grow in uncultivated soil, in those hard, rugged places where no one expects them to flourish.” — Micheline Ryckman
  37. “Wildflowers don’t grow haphazardly, as we are led to believe. They grow in fantastic patterns which are different to each of us you see.” — Anthony T. Hincks
  38. “May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.” — Indigenous American Proverb
  39. “I’m going to give you a handful of wildflowers so each petal that falls will remind you that the earth breathes, and the moon rises.” — Carolyn Riker
  40. “It is no use trying to improve on children’s names for wildflowers.” — Mary Hunter Austin
  41. “A truly good book is something as natural, and as unexpectedly and unaccountably fair and perfect, as a wildflower discovered on the prairies of the West or in the jungles of the East.” — Henry David Thoreau
  42. “Let me drink from the waters where the mountain streams flood; let the smell of wildflowers flow free through my blood; let me sleep in your meadows with the green grassy leaves.” — Bob Dylan, “Let Me Die in My Footsteps”
  43. “Wildflower corners are easy to maintain, but once gone, they are hard to rebuild.” — Aldo Leopold
  44. “Wildflowers are the stuff of my heart!” — Lady Bird Johnson
  45. “If all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wildflowers.” — Therese of Lisieux
  46. “In another time’s forgotten space, your eyes looked through your mother’s face, wildflower seed on the sand and stone, may the four winds blow you safely home.” — Robert Hunter
  47. “No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” — Sheryl Crow
  48. “Nobody but a person fond of natural history can imagine the pleasure of strolling under cocoa-nuts in a thicket of bananas and coffee-plants and an endless number of wildflowers.” — Charles Darwin
  49. “So I ran, fearing not where I’d go; when a flower grows wild, it can always survive; wildflowers don’t care where they grow.” — Dolly Parton, “Wildflowers”
  50. “There is poetry among the wildflowers.” — Rachel Irene Stevenson
  51. “All that mattered was the hum of the bees and the chirp of birdsong, the way the sun gleamed on the edge of a blue wildflower, the distant bleat and clink of grazing goats.” — Alison Croggon
  52. “To those whom the tree, the birds, the wildflowers represent only ‘locked-up dollars’ have never known or really seen these things.” — Edwin Way Teale
  53. “It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wildflowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.” — Shannon L. Alder
  54. “Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.” — Shannon M. Mullen, See What Flowers
  55. “I didn’t wave my daisy. I felt small, the way an ant must feel looking up at a field of wildflowers. I was nothing. I was trapped below flowers, buried under them, while girls like Lizzie Lovett danced overhead. That was life. We all have a place.” — Chelsea Sedoti
  56. “Man has created some lovely dwellings, some soul-stirring literature. He has done much to alleviate physical pain. But he has not created a substitute for a sunset, a grove of pines, the music of the winds, the dank smell of the deep forest, or the shy beauty of a wildflower.” — Harvey Broome

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