10 Examples of Flowering Plants


Examples of flowering plants

Every morning, When I step into my garden, I am welcomed by an extravagance of color. You can’t imagine the joy I find when I look at my flowering plants. And no matter what I’m going through, these flowers never fail to bring a smile to my face.

So, if you want to start a garden, it’s important that you learn about some beautiful flowers, and today I’ll introduce you to some beautiful examples of flowering plants.

You might not be familiar with some of them. But we’ll give all the key info about these flowers here for you.

Flowering Plants

If your plant bears flowers, it can be called a flowering plant AKA angiosperm. The main job of a flower is to help the plant reproduce. And a plant will produce flowers only during the flowering season. While some flowers can be eaten as vegetables, most of them are produced due to their mesmerizing beauty and the ability to liven up one’s mood.

Nonflowering plants

As it’s easy to guess from the name, any plant that fails to come up with flowers & seeds, they can be termed as nonflowering plants. You may see a few nonflowering plants producing seeds by using spores.

An infographic of Top 5 Examples of Flowering Plants

10 Examples of flowering plants

1: Lily

2: Lavender

3: Sunflower

4: Daisy

5: Hibiscus

6: Jasmine

7: Water Lily

8: Orchid

9: Ixora

10: Mango

1. Lily

Lily

Classifications:

Scientific name: Lilium

kingdom: Plantae 

Clade: Monocots 

Order: Liliales 

Family: Liliaceae 

Subfamily: Lilioideae 

Genus: Lilium

Ask any gardener for their favorite pick, and they will choose lily first. From the first look, you’ll notice that the flowers are of trumpet shape and come in many colors such as pink, yellow, white, and orange. They are large dazzling flowers that come with a sweet scent like no other. Lilies have almost 100 species and hundreds of hybrids.

I like that the stems of the flower are very sturdy and can be 2 to 6 feet. Lilies have six plain or strikingly marked tepals. Lilies are hard to identify, the true lily grows in from onion-like bulbs, are true perennials, and share characteristics of their flowers. 

2. Lavender

 Lavender

Classifications:

Kingdom: Plantae 

Clade: Tracheophytes 

Order: Lamiales 

Family: Lamiaceae

Subfamily: Nepetoideae 

Genus: Lavandula 

Lavender is a bushy plant with a strong scent. Lavender is famous for its fragrant leaves and attractive flowers. The plants produce essential oils which used to scent in a variety of products. The ancient Romans used lavender in their bath for fragrance. Lavender can survive in a wide range of solids, even they can grow in poor soil. They required lots of sunlight and good water drainage. Lavender also has some health benefits such as insomnia, skin treatment, reduced blood pressure, hair growth, etc.

3. Sunflower

Sunflower

Classifications:

Scientific name: Helianthus

Kingdom: Plantae 

Order: Asterales 

Family: Asteraceae 

Subfamily: Asteroidea 

Genus: Helianthus

When I began planning for my garden, there was no doubt about my first plant. It’s no other than sunflowers. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and can make any garden brighter. They also attract a lot of pollinators.

Also, you can eat the seeds of these flowers by roasting them.

When I first found out that, sunflowers are around 5000 years old, I was really surprised. But this annual plant hasn’t lost any charm over the years. Apart from the famous yellow, you can find them in red, white, orange, or bronze.

4. Daisy

Daisy

Classifications:

Scientific name: Bellis perennis

Higher classification: Bellis

Rank: Species

Family: Asteraceae

Kingdom: Plantae

Order: Asterales

If I ask you to imagine Bellis, what image would you conjecture in mind? White petals surrounding a yellow center? Then your imagination is pretty perfect. If you look beyond the beauty of this flower, you’ll get to notice many interesting stuff. For example the flower is a combination of lots of small flowers. They are called florets.

And thanks to these small flowers, they don’t require any pollinators for reproduction.

Another thing that should be brought to your notice is that Bellis is a member of the aster family, which is famous for producing a lot of toxic plants. This flower is also seen as a sign of innocence.

 

5. Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Classifications:

Scientific name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Kingdom: Plantae

Order: Malvales

Family: Malvaceae

Subfamily: Malvoideae

Genus: Hibiscus 

When you first look at the Hibiscus, the first thing that attracts your attention is its big flower. And I’m certainly not complaining as I’m personally a huge lover of big flowers. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to colors, so, you can easily make your pick. Some are of the opinion that it has properties helpful to medical issues and thus often used for treating minor diseases

6. Jasmine

Jasmine

Classifications:

Scientific name: Jasminum

Kingdom: Plantae

Order: Lamiales 

Family: Oleaceae

Genus:  Jasminum L. 

Jesmin is an exotic source of fragrance around the world. Jesmin needs full sunlight to grow. All jasmine isn’t fragrant but the most common jasmine produces fragrance. Flowering in jasmines takes six months after planting. Jasmines grow well in moist, well-drained, sandy, garden soil.

 7. Water Lily

Water Lily

Classifications:

Scientific name: Nymphaeaceae

Kingdom: Plantae

Clade: Angiosperms

Order: Nymphaeales

Family: Nymphaeaceae

Genus: Nymphaea L.

Water lily is a floating plant with large, fragrant, white, or pink flowers. The leaves are round and floating as well. The leaves are bright green with long stems. You can see the water lily flower from morning until noon. Water lily is very beneficial for fish, they provide food for fish. The flowers are mostly 7.5-12.5 cm. The center has one pistil with bright yellow stamens. The water lily can be found on 5-7 feet deep water like ponds and other water sources with silty and, mucky beds.

8. Orchid

Orchid

Classifications:

Scientific name: Orchidaceae

Higher classification: Asparagales

Rank: Family

Family: Orchidaceae; Juss.

Kingdom: Plantae

It’s believed by many that the orchid represents luxury, beauty, and strength. The Greek women of pre-historic times were of the opinion that if they consumed mini orchid tubers, they would be blessed with a girl. Also if the father ate large orchid tubers the child will be a boy. Obviously, they have no scientific basis and have been proven false.

You’ll find no less that 20000 species of orchids all over the world. Orchid is the biggest family in the flowering plants  Orchid is also known as Orchidaceae which is the scientific name of orchid. Orchid is diverse, having a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.

Cattleya, cymbidium, dendrobiums, phalaenopsis, and vanda are some of the common orchids. Few types of orchids are grown for consumption vanilla, the extracts are made into a food flavoring.

9. Ixora

Ixora

Classifications:

Scientific name: Ixora

Kingdom: Plantae

Order: Gentianales

Family: Rubiaceae

Subfamily: Ixoroideae

Genus: Ixora L.

I wanted a flowering plant that didn’t occupy all my time for maintenance. And Ixora fit the bill perfectly, as it’s a very low-maintenance plant. With bare minimum care, it will grow and take your garden’s aesthetics to the next level.

The flower comes from the Rubiaceae family and is readily available in sub-tropical countries. Most of them grow 6-8 ft, but some of them can reach as much as 13 ft.

10. Mango

Mango

Classifications:

Mangifera indica

Kingdom: Plantae

Order: Sapindales

Family: Anacardiaceae

Genus: Mangifera

Species: M. indica

Is it possible to not love mango? certainly not. But you might not be aware that the mango tree produces some amazing flowers that are beautiful to look at. So, before it starts producing the mangoes, make sure you enjoy the flowers of the tree.

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