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Other Flowers

Scientifically known as Campanula rotundifolia, the harebell flower is commonly known as bluebell in the Scottish lands. The plant ranges in short to medium height. The dark green colored leaves support the plant foliage and at the same time provide a green background to the colorful flowers. The flower is adorned with five lobed or curved petals which tend to bow down as a bell. Generally the flowers range from dull blue to pink, white or vibrant violet colors according to the species.

Although pollinated by bees or other insects the bluebell plant is capable of self pollination. Bluebells bloom in late summers or early winters. It is highly adaptable and can tolerate severe variations in climate. Bluebell flower is also associated with Roman Catholic beliefs and is dedicated to St. Dominic. Bluebell is found all around the world in different colors and varieties. Following are a few common and well known varieties of Bluebell:

  • Common Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
  • Italian Bluebell (Hyacinthoides italica)
  • Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)
  • The Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • Mertensia genus and many more.

Canary Creeper
Tropaeolum peregrinum is the scientific nomenclature of the commonly known flower vine, canary creeper. A native to Euqador, Peru, this long flower vine is well known for its pretty flowers. A perrenial by growth manners, Canary creeper is an easily sustainable garden plant. It exhibits bright yellow colored flowers which are arranged in five petals. The three smaller petals are supported by two larger petals which give the flower a fringed and lobed shape.

The annual vine flowers from summer to fall season, and the abrupt climatic outbursts do not harm the strongly rooted plant. However if the plant gets provided climatic conditions then it blooms to the

maximum. The climber vine needs adequate support. The palm shaped leaves make the lush green plant an adorable climber.

Botanically named as Salvia sclarea, clary is a flower with distinct features. A native to European lowlands and eastern and central Asia, the flower is regarded as a herbal plant. A short plant, clary reaches up to a maximum height of 1m. One of the most attractive feature is the wooly and fluffy leaves which give it a rich green foliage. The flowers of different colors appear in tufts of about six flowers together. White, pink or yellow, clary can be traced in any of these vibrant hues.

Today Clary is cultivated in England, Russia and France for its scent and is extensively used in the perfume industry. Following are a few other uses:

  • The spicy odour is exploited to the maximum in the perfume industry
  • The clary seeds are used to clean up the eyes and to remove the unwanted foreign object which might cause allergies
  • The edible young leaves are used as a vegetable
  • Clary is also used to flavor wines and tobacco products.

Scientifically this is the name that has been denoted to the little genus of edible and ornamental plants called Celosia. The bright, vibrant and softened flower heads have fetched them the so called name like cockscomb. A variety known as Celosia argentea is largely appreciated as an edible and nutritious green vegetable.

The broad leaves give it a rich green appearance with bright yellow or red flowers shining above. A native to African and Asian regions, the flower is also regarded as a half cereal. It has been planted extensively owing to its ornamental properties. Numerous varieties of Cockscomb flowers have

been cultivated around the world to relish its never ending benefits.


Floss flower
Ageratum houstonianum is what the Floss flower is known as in the scientific language. A member of the vast Asteraceae family, Floss flower is famous for the fluffy tufts of lavender-blue colored flowers. Though the flowers may vary in colors depending on the varieties and the other colors it may be found in are blue, pink, or white.

An annual flowering plant, Floss flower grows up to a height of 6-18 inches. A sturdy plant, it is highly tolerable to the climatic variations. A Mexican native, the short herbaceous plant propagates through seeds and needs regular watering to survive. The beautiful texture of the flowers make it a wonderful cut flower and can also be appreciated as a dried flower.


Prickly Poppy
Prickly Poppy is known to us as Argemone. It is a genus of the family Papaveraceae. Argemone is primarily a prickly plant as it shows up one single flower on the top surrounded with pricks and prickly leaves. Argemone grows abruptly without plantations and is a short herbaceous plant. The big yellow flower tops the entire plant and is curved through six to eight yellow petals.

Argemone is usually treated as a weed and has no other usage however it has been associated with adulteration in mustard oil and seeds due to the resemblance of its seeds to that of the mustard seeds.


Transvaal Daisy
Gerbera, commonly known as Transvaal Daisy sprouts up from the Asteraceae flower family. A prominent decorative garden plant and cut flower, Transvaal Daisy flower ranges in various colors like white, pink, yellow, orange or red. What we see is a huge collection of numerous little flowers and that is what composes the beautiful large flower. With a black center amidst the colorful hue, the flower is a delight for many birds and insects.

A native to African countries, Transvaal daisy has attached to itself huge commercial importance tag so much so that it is the fifth most used cut flower in the world. Easy to grow, Transvaal daisy is also a source of coumarin. Today various new hybrid varieties with desired traits have been accomplished and Daisy has become a highly demanded flower.


Wall Flower
Wallflowers are botanically denoted by the name Erysimum, a genus which is a huge family of more than about 220 species. The short, herbaceous perrenial flowering plant is capable of crossing the height of 10-130 cms and most of the species range in between. The flower, brightly colored in yellow, white, red or pink hues blooms in warm spring and sunny summers.

A native to Asia, Europe and North America, Wallflowers have been a prominent garden plant owing to the vibrant clusters of flowers and lush green foliage. The flowers are pollinated by various insects and birds ad the numerous species flourish in the similar manner.


Common Thistle
Cirsium vulgare is the scientific name with which we address Common Thistle flower. A biennial plant is normally considered a weed but for its lovely flowers and edible roots, leaves and seeds. The sharp leaves are adorned with prickly long thistles and on the top lies a beautiful little flower in purple, yellow, white or pink colors. A single little flower outshines the prickly leaves. A few species are also used as garden plants taking in consideration their aesthetic value and also to attract butterflies.


Canada Ticktrefoil
One of the most flamboyant trefoil flowers, Canada Ticktrefoil is endowed with beautiful and attractive purple colored flowers. Scientifically called Desmodium canadense,the perrenial tall flowering plant is a native to U.S. A highly adaptable and drought resistant flower is assisted by its deep tap roots. The characteristic small purple to blue flowers grow on the alternate sides of the stalks of the plant. The pea like flowers appear to be a soothing delight to the eyes.

A proper legume, the plant nourishes the soil and adds fertility. Mid summer heats helps the plant to grow to its maximum and bloom bright. The pretty flowers attract birds and butterflies and are used a garden plant.


Narrow leaved Vervain
A prominent member of the family Verbenaceae, narrow leaved vervain is scientifically known as Verbena simplex.The purple to blue colored flowers are spike shaped. The bloom begins in mid summers and lasts till sunny summers are over. Various species of the same genus bear the characteristics of medicinal herb. Blue vervain is one of the most popular anti inflammatory herb that cured colds, coughs, fevers, bowel complaints, dysentery, and stomach cramps. A native to North America, these perennial herbs are predominantly used as a garden plant and an ornamental as well.


Violets are a genus of flowering plants and have their roots embedded in the family of Violaceae. Violet flower species are predominantly widespread in the lowlands of Northern America. Popular as a garden flower and decorative rock garden plant, Violets have been found in various colors and shapes. The attractive petals are usually of blue, yellow, white, and cream colors though in some species the petals are bicolored as well.

Viola sororia, is one of the most prominent violets amingst others. Blooming in spring to summers, the large flamboyant and showy petals mark their never ending vibrancy and delight one and all. The delicate petals are edible and are used to garnish cakes and other sweets.


Moon flower
A common name for all the night blossoms, Moonflower explains it all. These flowers bloom in the cold moonlight and spread their vibrant fragrance all around. Usually the color of the night blooms is white but depending on the species it might be pink, purple or red. Following are some of the major species which flower in the solaced night:

  • Datura species (Solanaceae)
  • Hylocereus species (Cactaceae)
  • Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae)
  • Mentzelia species (Loasaceae), etc.
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