Flowers are a significant part of human life. They’re pretty, they decorate our homes, and they make our lives more beautiful. Flowers give us hope because they always seem to find a way to thrive no matter the circumstances.
Flowers Starting with C
Here is an exotic collection of beautiful flowers starting with C.
Cactus is a flowering plant from South and North America. There are more than 2,000 species of cacti in the world, some very common and others very rare that they are almost critically endangered. Cactus comes in various unique colors, sizes, and shapes, with all sorts of beautiful flowers.
Calibrachoa is sometimes seen adorning cascading planters or hanging baskets and other containers, a hardy, and delicate flower. It's not the most popular choice in terms of formal arrangements and bouquets. Still, when presented as a potted plant, Calibrachoa is a flower with deep symbolism for its recipient.
California Pepper BerryFlower Type: Trees
Although its name can be confusing as to its origins, the California Pepper Berry surprisingly originates from Peru. These pink berries aren't really used for pepper in yet another misnomer, but only for their decorative charm. The flowers of the California Pepper Tree are yellowish-white in color and grow profusely in hanging axillary clusters.
California PoppyFlower Type: Annuals
The California Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) became California's official state flower on March 2, 1903. The four-petal desert flowers, borne on stems 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) long, are typically cream, orange, or pale yellow. Still, cultivars are white and in a variety of pinks and reds.
Calla Lily flowers are unprecedented and recognizable, featuring a single petal that wraps around to make a charming statement. Calla lilies are generally white, but other colors of Calla Lilies are black, orange, purple, green, pink, and yellow.
As a roadside flower that is now spreading in many regions of the world, the Campanula flower is a striking purple or blue addition to your meadow. This plant is a genus of approximately 500 species of plants in the Campanulaceae family native to the northern hemisphere's temperate regions.
Canaigre DockFlower Type: Perennials
Rumex hymenosepalus is a perennial flowering desert plant belonging to the order Caryophyllales. The inflorescence of the Canaigre Dock is made up of elongated clusters of many small flowers in a reddish pink.
Canterbury BellsFlower Type: Biennials
With their large, bell-shaped flowers, Canterbury Bells are a pleasant addition to cottage gardens and natural plantations. Canterbury bells (Campanula medium) originate from southern Europe but have been present in many gardens since the 16th century.
CarnationFlower Type: Annuals/Perennials
Carnations were originally peach and pale pink in color. Still, the flowers are now available in various hues, including shades of green, purple, white, red, and yellow. The carnation is revered for many reasons, three of which are its disheveled appearance, its clove smell, and its incredibly long flowering period.
Casa BlancaFlower Type: Perennials
Casa Blanca flowers are predominantly whiteto pinkto purple-red, and some are golden yellow in color. Their medium texture blends in with the garden. Casa Blanca belongs to a genus of approximately 100 species of herbaceous and bulbous perennials native to South America, North America, and Europe.
CaspiaFlower Type: Annuals/Perennials
Caspia (Limonium sinuatum) is a perennial or annual herbaceous plant that originates from Central Asia and the Mediterranean meadows. Its flowers have white petals and calyces that come in shades of purple, yellow, pink, white, or lavender, the latter being known to hold their color very well.
Castor BeanFlower Type: Perennials
Castor flowers are generally available in yellow, pink, and red. The blooms don't have petals and aren't particularly visible. The 3 distinctive, star-shaped scar lobes of the female blooms are bright red with pinnate branches.
CatmintFlower Type: Annuals/Perennials
As one of the exotic perennials of the flower world, catmint (Nepeta cataria) is very versatile and easy to grow. The dark purple flowers explode in early summer for a spectacular display that can last for quite some time. Since this plant appears in muted colors, typically purple/blue flowers on a cool gray-green, catmint is easy to mix and match with other annuals and perennials without clashing.
Cattleya orchids display a fantastic look that several plant lovers could not resist. Cattleya belongs to a genus of Cattleya spp. in the family Orchidaceae. There are currently 35 natural hybrids and 46 recognized species of the genus Cattleya. These orchids are native to the tropics like South and Central America. The blooms can reach a diameter of 8 inches, with colors ranging from white to blue, yellow, red, purple, and orange.
Centaurea cyanusFlower Type: Annuals
Centaurea cyanus is an annual flower native to Europe that escaped gardens and became naturalized across southern Canada and the United States. Also known as garden cornflower and blue bottle, Centaurea cyanus belongs to the Asteraceae family. The bluish-purple (often pink to white) flowers bloom on stems 1 to 3 feet tall from late spring through summer.
ChamelauciumFlower Type: Shrubs/Trees
Also known as Geraldton Wax, Chamelaucium uncinatum is a dense but sprawling shrub that can grow from 2 to 6 feet in height and width. It's among the most popular Australian flowers. The blooms are small with 5 waxy petals, and they come in purple, pink, and white varieties.
ChamomileFlower Type: Annuals
Chamomile is a common name for many daisy-like plants in the Asteraceae (sunflower) family. They are grown in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Morocco, Egypt, and Eastern Europe. Chamomile is an annual herbaceous plant easily identified by its white daisy-like flowers.
China AsterFlower Type: Annuals
Callistephus chinensis, commonly known as the China aster and annual aster, is a popular annual plant that produces conspicuous, 3 to 5 inches diameter flowers from early summer through fall. The colors of the cultivars include shades ranging from white to pink, yellow, purple, red, and blue.
ChivesFlower Type: Perennials
Chives are a small perennial plant from the Amaryllidaceae family and are related to the onion. Chives are cultivated as ornamental plants because of their attractive flowers and as a herb because of their flavorful leaves. The genus Allium has over 300 species.
CinquefoilFlower Type: Shrubs
The Cinquefoil, also known as widdy, golden hardhack, FiveFingers, and yellow rose, is among the most widely cultivated landscape shrubs. The saucer-shaped flowers are available in shades of red, orange, pink, yellow, or white.
ClarkiaFlower Type: Annuals
Clarkia amoena, also known as the satin flower, is native to western North America from central California to British Columbia. The four-petalled flowers (2 to 3-inches in diameter) are red, pink, or lavender, sometimes with a spot or blotch at each petal's base.
Clary sageFlower Type: Biennials
Clary sage originates from the Mediterranean region (North Africa, Central Asia, and southern Europe). The genus Salvia contains around 960 different species of woody and herbaceous plants in the Lamiaceae (mint) family. The flower stalks appear in the second year and reach a height of 3-4", crowned with flower heads small, double-lipped, tubular, lilac to creamy white flowers.
ClianthusFlower Type: Shrubs/Trees
Also known as a lobster claw, Clianthus is a bushy, small, evergreen shrub native to New Zealand's North Island from the Fabaceae (legume) family. In late spring and early summer, Clianthus produces groups of 15 to 25 red to bright pink waxy flowers that are 3-inches long.
ColtsfootFlower Type: Perennials
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) is a perennial herb in the Asteraceae (sunflower) family native to North Africa, Europe, and parts of Asia. Coltsfoot is the only recognized species in the Tussilago genus. The bright yellow flowers appear in early spring before the leaves appear.
ColumbineFlower Type: Perennials
Columbine, also known as Aquilegia and Grandmother's Cape, is a genus of around 60 to 70 species of grassland perennial plants native to temperate climates in North America, Europe, and Asia. Columbine is a common garden flower in many colors, including purple, pink, white, red, and yellow.
ComfreyFlower Type: Perennials
Symphytum officinale, commonly known as comfrey, boneset, or knitbone, is a large, bulbous, thick, tufted perennial (up to 3' tall and 2.5' wide). The tubular, flower-like snowdrops, white to purple to pink, appear in pendulous clusters from mid-spring to early summer.
ConvallariaFlower Type: Perennials
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the valley) is a fragrant perennial herbaceous plant. The only species of the genus Convallaria from the Asparagaceae (asparagus) family. Convallaria majalis is a perennial rhizome herb that typically forms a ground cover that extends indefinitely up to 8-12 inches high.
Coral bellsFlower Type: Perennials
Coral bells (Heuchera Americana) are the world's perennial coleus. First, these plants came in soft colors with small, insignificant flowers. Now they are available in a wide range of colors, with some varieties explicitly cultivated for their flower masses. The small, greenish-white flowers in airy, open panicles are borne on slender, thread-like stems extending well above the mound of leaves, typically 18-24 inches high in late spring and early summer.
CosmosFlower Type: Annuals/Perennials
Cosmos are annual flowering plants with brightly colored, daisy-like blooms that are borne on long, slender stems. Cosmos is a species of flowering in the Asteraceae (sunflower) family native to the meadowland and scrubland of Mexico, where most species are found.
Cosmos Flower beggarticks
Bidens cosmoides, commonly called Cosmosflower beggarticks, is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae (sunflower) family. There are about 19 species in the Bidens genus.
Creeping LettuceFlower Type: Perennials
The creeping lettuce is a flowering plant of the Asteraceae family. It is a widespread species in Japan. Being perennial, this plant grows to 0.2 meters by 0.5 meters. Ixeris stolonifera prefers moist soil and grows well in semi-shade or no shade.
CrocusFlower Type: Perennials
Crocus is a genus of plants in the Iridaceae (Iris) family that includes 90 species of perennial plants. The colors of Crocus vary widely, with white, yellow, mauve, and lilac predominating. The ensiform, grassy leaf usually has a central white band along the leaf axis. It has an entire leaf margin.
CrotonFlower Type: Shrubs/Trees
Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) is a common houseplant cultivated for its eye-catching foliage. This evergreen plant varies widely in leaf pattern and color, and wide varieties have been developed. The whitish male flowers with 5 small petals and 20-30 star-shaped stamens appear in separate inflorescences as the yellowish female flowers without petals.
CyclamenFlower Type: Perennials
The Cyclamen genus includes about 23 species of perennial plants in the Primulaceae family. Cyclamen species are endemic to the Mediterranean region and Europe. The flowers of the species are white, lavender-white, or rose pink. Flowering Cyclamen are frost-sensitive hybrids from C. persicum.
Japanese CamelliaFlower Type: Shrubs/Trees
While many flowering shrubs (Camellia japonica) peak in Summer, the Camellia flower is endemic to Japan and it is unique because it mainly blooms in early spring and late winter. There are nearly 300 species of Camellia, the color of which includes white, pink, and red.
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