Types of Flowers in Sweden

Types of Flowers in Sweden
Sweden's landscape is full of colorful flowers. Some have been chosen as province flowers, similar to a state flower in the United States. Whether you are simply interested in what flowers you may see when traveling through northern Europe or have an interest in wildflowers from around the world, Sweden has a wide variety to enjoy.


These small white flowers are a provincial flower of Härjedalen, which is located in the center of Sweden. Mosippa is thw Swedish name but they also are known as anemones. Anemone Vernalis specifically grows in this area. These flowers grow on short fuzzy green stems with tufted leaves, close to the ground and have six whitish pink petals that are lanceolate in shape. They are in the buttercup family.

European Globe Flower

Globe flowers, as their name implies, are globular in shape and are bright yellow. Their local Swedish name is Smörboll and they grow in the northern province of Medelpad. These perennial flowers are also in the buttercup family and have several bright yellow sepals that many may mistake for their petals. These sepals protect the actual petals inside however, of which there are five to 15 of. They are a bit tulip-like in their appearance.


These blue, five-petaled flowers with yellow centers are common in many wet northern temperate climates. The water Forget-Me-Not (also known as the true Forget-Me-Not) is specific to Sweden and is locally referred to as Förgätmigej. The Forget-Me-Not, in the borage family, is the provincial flower of Dalsland, which is in the southwest of Sweden. They are small flowers that grow in clusters and can create small areas of ground cover. The blooms are only about the size of a dime.

Lily of the Valley

Liljekonvalj is the Swedish name for these fairy-like, bell-shaped blooms. They are native to the eastern-central province of Gästrikland. The sweet smelling flowers are often found spread over a large area of a forest floor, since their root system grows to be quite extensive. The leaves are very large compared to the flowers, are grooved and non-glossy and the flowers grow on a stem in a spiked inflorescence formation. Five to 15 flowers may grow on one inflorescence. The bells are white and composed of six petals that curl up and out at the ends, giving the flowers the appearance of little bonnets.

Article Written By Naomi Judd

Naomi M. Judd is a naturalist, artist and writer. Her work has been published in various literary journals, newspapers and websites. Judd holds a self-designed Bachelor of Arts in adventure writing from Plymouth State University and is earning a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.

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