Category: Types of Flowers

  • Zinnia is one of the most easily cultivated of all the garden flowers. Their bright blossoms may be rose, orange, crimson, scarlet, yellow, salmon, or purple. They stand stiffly erect…

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    Yucca is both a plant and a moth. They have developed a symbiotic relationship and neither can live without the other. Yucca plants are members of the lily family. They…

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    Wisteria (wista’ria), a vine, is sacred in Japan, where its purple or blue flowers are more honored than the white. In the United States, it is trained to grow over…

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    Wild carrot, also called Queen Anne’s lace, is a member of the carrot family that grows wild. The cultivated carrot that people eat has a European and Asiatic origin. In…

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    Water lily, or pond lily, is a member of a large family of plants that has representatives in every part of the world. They all have long perennial rootstocks. They…

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    Violet (vi’olut) is a large genus of flower that has about 400 species. Mythology says that it was Aphrodite’s sacred flower. It has been known since earliest times and was…

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    Viburnum (viber’num), shrubs or small trees of the honeysuckle family. About 150 species are known, found mostly in eastern Asia and North America. Many of these are grown as ornamental…

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    Verbena (verbe’na). Because of their beautiful and often fragrant flowers, the garden verbena is popular as an annual garden plant. The colors of the flowers range from pure white to…

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    Tulip (tu’lip) is any of the flowering plants that make up the genus Tulipa. This genus belongs to the lily family (Liliaceae). There are about 160 species of tulips. They…

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    Tuberose is a garden plant (Polianthes tuberosa) of the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae). It is native to Mexico but has never been found growing wild. The plant grows to about three…

    Types of Flowers