Here’s a list of flower names that begin with the letter G. With an emphasis on common and easy to grow varieties:
Gaillardia is also known as the blanket flower. Full sun and very well-drained soil are musts for blanket flowers to thrive.
Cape jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides), native to China, is the fragrant species sold by florists and grown as an ornamental.
Impatiens balsamina is commonly known as balsam, garden balsam, rose balsam, touch-me-not or spotted snapweed.
At present, there are around forty documented species of gerberas around the world.
Gomphrena globosa, commonly known as globe amaranth, makhmali, and vadamalli, is an edible plant whose flowers can be magenta, purple, red, orange, white, pink, and lilac.
Echinops bannaticus, known as blue globe-thistle, is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the sunflower family.
Cota tinctoria, the golden marguerite, yellow chamomile, or oxeye chamomile also goes by the names “dyer’s chamomile”, “Boston daisy”, “Paris daisy”.
Golden Dew Drop
Common names include golden dewdrop, pigeon berry, and skyflower.
Honey from goldenrods often is dark and strong because of the admixtures of other nectars.
They are most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring.
Although attractive, both Vinca major and Vinca minor may be invasive in some regions where they are introduced species because the rapid spreading chokes out native plant species and alters habitats much like some species of ivy plants.
Green Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus
Echinocereus enneacanthus is a cactus with cylindrical stems, forming dense or lax clumps either loose decumbent or erect, with 20 to 100 branches, usually branching before flowering.
It is also called Strawberry Cactus, Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus, Green Strawberry, Green Strawberry Hedgehog, Banana Cactus, Alicoche Banana Cactus, Pitaya, Smallspine Pitaya, Purple Pitaya, Prostrate Hedgehog, Prostrate Hedgehog Cactus, Cob Cactus
The Grevillea longifolia is also known as the fern-leaf spider flower (no relation to tarantulas).
In the Philippines, the gumamela (local name for hibiscus) is used by children as part of a bubble-making pastime. The hibiscus is Hawaii’s state flower.
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