2022 Wildflower of the Year

Downy Woodmint

Blephilia ciliata

Downy woodmint is found throughout most of eastern North America in dry, open woodlands, meadows, glades, and prairies. 

Celebrating More Than 30 years!

The North Carolina Wildflower of the Year program is managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden with some financial support from the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Started in 1982, this program celebrates one southeastern native wildflower each year by collecting, cleaning and distributing thousands of packets of its seed to interested parties throughout our region.

Learn more about each of the Wildflower of the Year species here.