The wind flower is an item that allows the character to turn into Wind Mario. Using this form, Mario can blow gusts of wind at enemies or objects to spin them out or knock them off the edge. Mario has limited air, and after using it, must wait until he has more. He can also blow gusts of wind to jump more higher or fly for a few moments.
The Wind Flower gains a new appearance and re-appears in Super Mario Virtue as Luigi's special Power-Up. While Wind Luigi, Luigi can control the winds, allowing him to get items, or complete objectives.