There are so many gorgeous flowers in the world, it’s hard to know where to begin. But here are some of the most popular ones that start with A!
Flowers Starting with A
Here is a collection of flowers starting with the letter A.
Adam’s NeedleFlower Type: Shrubs/Trees
Adam's needle is commonly known as needle palm, yucca, and Spanish bayonet, is an evergreen broad-leaved shrub that is practically stemless that originates from sand dunes beaches.
African BoxwoodFlower Type: Shrubs/Trees
African Boxwood is a dioecious plant and native to the Himalayas, Africa, the Azores, and China. It is a medium-sized evergreen shrub that is ideal as a privacy hedge.
AgapanthusFlower Type: Perennials
Commonly known as the African lily (or the lily of the Nile in Britain) and the flower of love, the Agapanthus is native to southern Africa. It grows mainly in shady areas where it's protected from the heat of the African sun.
Almond BlossomFlower Type: Trees
Almond Blossoms are closely linked to peaches and are also known for the oil obtained from the fruits. Almond's benefit didn't start today. Humans have widely used almonds for a time that even dates back to Biblical times.
Aloe SuccotrinaFlower Type: Shrubs
Aloe succotrina grows high on the cliffs and ledges of the mountains of the Western Cape and southwestern South Africa. It's an attractive aloe that thrives in Strandveld and Fynbos gardens.
Alstroemeria resembles a miniature lily and is often referred to as the lily of the Incas or Peruvian lily. Alstroemeria is initially grown in Peru but has also been found in the mountains of Brazil and Chile.
Amaranthus hypochondriacus is a plant that is known to make a striking statement in borders or beds. It grows up to 6 feet tall and carries slightly fuzzy purple-red flower spirals in Summer, followed by seed heads that can be yellow, purple, or red.
AmaryllisFlower Type: Perennials
The pretty amaryllis flower, often given away at Christmas, is often seen as a sign of festive joy. While this is true, this flower has many other meanings as well. The Amaryllis flower is available in various shades, including purple, orange, white, yellow, and red.
American AshFlower Type: Trees
Ash trees are spectacular trees with great cultural significance and mystical beliefs in various aspects of human life. Ash is generally known as the "Tree of Life" as it's believed to be the foundation of humanity from the past.
Ammi majusFlower Type: Perennials
Ammi majus may not be an actual "royal", but the royal appeal of this flower is undeniable. Treasured by designers for its airy, lace-like, and delicate charm, Ammi includes a group of perennials that are often misconstrued for their more "royal" cousin (Queen Anne's Lace or Daucus carota).
Amur AdonisFlower Type: Annuals/Perennials
Adonis ramose is an herbaceous Japanese plant with a height of 15-40 cm. It is a native flower in Japan. They are commonly used for groundcover, understory, or border. Amur Adonis is planted for good luck.
AnemoneFlower Type: Perennials
With around 200 species, Anemone is a flower that belongs to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). The Anemone flower comes in various colors: red, green, yellow, purple, blue, pink, and white. This little flower is native to Japan but can be found in most European countries and the United States.
AngelicaFlower Type: Biennials
Angelica is a short-lived perennial or hardy biennial herb in the carrot family. It has a powerful musky fragrance and an aromatic sweet taste. The small, yellowish-white, often pink flowers form semicircular, double-apical umbels about 6-inches in diameter.
AngeloniaFlower Type: Annuals/Perennials
Angelonia angustifolia is native to the West Indies and Mexico. Angelonia is a semi-tropical plant that is mainly considered an annual plant. The blue-purple flowers (up to 3/4 inch wide each) bloom on narrow terminal spikes (up to 8 inches long) from late spring to early fall. Varieties are available in light pink, blue, white, and two-tone flower colors.
Apache PlumeFlower Type: Shrubs
Apache Plume is a slender and upright desert shrub of the Rose family that can grow to 2-6 feet tall. Fallugia paradoxa is called Apache Plume because the feathery seed clusters resemble Indian feather headdresses.
Apple BlossomFlower Type: Trees
For many nature lovers, apple blossoms (Malus coronaria) are the highlight of the year. This wild beauty with a captivating scent is found in Arkansas and Michigan. Apple blossoms have white and cherry-pink petals. The apple tree flowers are large; they grow with the leaves and are borne in sub-bellied umbels.
ArbutusFlower Type: Shrubs/Trees
Arbutus is a genus of 12 species of recognized flowering plants in the Ericaceae family, native to the temperate regions of North America, Western Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Canary Islands. Arbutus species are typically characterized by bell-shaped pink or white blooms in loose terminal racemes and by fleshy orange or red berries with a remarkably irregular surface.
ArdisiaFlower Type: Shrubs/Trees
Ardisia (marlberry or coralberry) is a genus of plants in the Primulaceae family. It was part of the ancient Myrsinaceae family, now recognized as the Myrsine family. The Ardisia genus includes more than 700 recognized species of flowering plants. Usually, the flowers have 4 or 5 green sepals and a bell-shaped crown of 4 or 5 pink or white petals
Aromatic AsterFlower Type: Perennials
Symphyotricum oblongifolium is a perennial plant of the Asteraceae family. The Aromatic Aster can grow to a height of 1-2 feet. Aromatic Asters are low-growing. Their stems are stiff, compact, and compact. When the plant's stems are crushed, it gives off a balsam-like fragrance.
ArtemisiaFlower Type: Perennials
Artemisia is a large and diverse genus of aromatic, mostly perennial shrubs and herbs of the Asteraceae (daisy) family, characterized by alternating leaves and small inflorescence. All have alternate leaves, tubular yellow flowers, and small flower heads, which appear as hanging, racemose, paniculate, or capitate inflorescences, rarely individually.
Artichoke thistleFlower Type: Perennials
Cynara cardunculus, also known as Artichoke thistle or cardoon, is a delicate, erect, columnar, and vigorous perennial with spiny, sharp, serrated, deeply lobed, silvery-gray leaves and thistle-like blooms. Typically, it grows in a tuft up to 3 feet tall, from which flower stalks rise up to 6 feet tall, topped with blue-violet flowers.
Asian Spider FlowerFlower Type: Annuals
Cleome viscosa is an annual herb that belongs to the Cleomaceae family. It is synonymous with Polanisia viscosa. The extracts from the flower and leaves of Cleome viscosa manifest effective antimicrobial activity.
AstragalusFlower Type: Shrubs
Astragalus is a genus of more than 3,000 species of small shrubs and herbs that belong to the Fabaceae (pea) family and the Faboideae subfamily. The flowers are formed in clusters; each flower is typical of the Fabaceae family, with 3 types of petals: keel, wings, and banner. The pea-like flowers can be white, pink, pale blue, or purple.
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