From the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Wildflowers are enticing treasures for wilderness lovers each year. One of the most encouraging signs of spring, the first wildflowers seem to bloom overnight.

Discover the renewal of spring in the colors of the flowers with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) weekly woodland wildflower bloom report.

Early spring wildflowers are commonly called ephemerals, which means “short-lived.” Their dazzling show of spring color is only a limited engagement, so take time to see the flowers before they are gone.

Visit the Woodland Wildflower Report webpage ( for an up-to-date list of wildflowers in bloom each week until mid-May. You can sign up to receive weekly wildflower bloom reports in your inbox.