Flowers That Start With L

These are the various types of garden flowers with names and pictures that begin with the letter L. With an emphasis on common and easy to grow species.

Lady Finger Cactus

Mammillaria elongata, the gold lace cactus or ladyfinger cactus, is a species of flowering plant native to central Mexico. In spring, this particular type of cactus produces white or yellow flowers.

Lady Finger Cactus (Mammillaria Elongata)

Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s mantle is an attractive perennial plant. They often bloom yellow flowers, however, sometimes they produce green flowers.

Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Lady’s Slipper

Lady’s slipper is a large, showy wildflower with oddly shaped pink flowers. It gets its name due to the shape of the flower.

Lady's Slipper. (Cypripedium).

Lance-leaved Coreopsis

It produces yellow flower heads in late summer, each head containing both ray florets and disc florets. Honeybees and butterflies are attracted to the flowers.

Lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Lantana

Lantana plants can be either annuals or perennials. It all depends on the region and variety of lantana grown. Each variety also blooms different colors of flowers.

Studies conducted in India have found that Lantana leaves can display antimicrobial, fungicidal and insecticidal properties.

Lantana. (Shrub Verbena).

Larkspur

The name ‘delphinium’ is from the word meaning ‘dolphin’ in Latin, which originally came from the Greek, named due to the plant’s bud and spur that resembles the shape of a dolphin. All members of the genus Delphinium are toxic to humans and livestock. This variety blooms attractive blue flowers.

Larkspur (Delphinium)

Lavatera

Lavatera adds a passionate tone to the garden with its flowers that resemble hibiscus or mini hollyhock blossoms. Lavatera showcases an abundance of flowers in jewel-tone hues. This easy-growing plant is great for large pots or the back of a border

Lavatera. (Mallow).

Lavender

Lavender plants seem to thrive best in rocky or sandy soil. Lavender buds can amplify both sweet and savory flavors in dishes and are sometimes used to make marshmallows or scones. And, of course, Lavender plants bloom beautiful lavender flowers.

Lavender. (Lavandula).

Lechenaultia

Lechenaultia linarioides, commonly named yellow leschenaultia, is a shrub found in Southwest Australia.

Lechenaultia

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), balm, common balm, or balm mint produces small flowers full of nectar during the summer. It is not to be confused with bee balm (genus Monarda), although the white flowers do attract bees.

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

Lemon Thyme

The lemon thyme or citrus thyme is a lemon-scented evergreen mat-forming perennial. It prefers full sun and well-draining soil. The bloom period is mid to late summer, with pink to lavender flowers that are a nectar source for bees and butterflies. Flies and gnats, in addition to butterflies and bees, help pollinate the flower.

Leopard Plant

Leopard plant (Ligularia dentata)

Leucadendron

Leucadendron Red Gem is a medium-sized shrub with deep bronze-red flowers in autumn which open up to yellow with red bracts during winter.

Licorice Plant

Licorice Root

Carbenoxolone, a compound derived from licorice root, may help slow the effects of aging on the brain.

Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)

Lilac

New Hampshire designated the purple lilac as the official state flower in 1919.  Lilac plants usually produce lilac flowers that can sometimes look like purple flowers.

Lilac

Lily

A cool, permeable and well-drained soil is fundamental for the good growth of lilies. These flowering plants growing from bulbs, all with large prominent flowers. 

Lily. (Lilium).

Lily of the Valley

Convallaria majalis (Lily of the valley) is a herbaceous perennial plant that forms extensive colonies by spreading underground stems called rhizomes.

Lily of the Valley. (Convallaria majalis).

Linaria

Lily of the Valley. (Convallaria majalis).

Lindheimers Beeblossom

Commonly known as Lindheimer’s beeblossom, white gaura, pink gaura, Lindheimer’s clockweed, and Indian feather.

Lindheimers Beeblossom (Oenothera lindheimeri)

Lisianthus

Lisianthus is a slow grower, often maturing in around five to six months. The plant blooms large but droopy looking purple flowers.

Lisianthus

Little Nipple Cactus

Little Nipple Cactus (Mammillaria Heyderi)

Living Rock Cactus

Ariocarpus retusus is a species of cactus commonly known as the living rock cactus. These are slow growers and the flowers can take up to 10 years to bloom.

Living Rock Cactus (Ariocarpus retusus)

Lobelia

Lobelia. (Asthma Weed).

Loosestrife

Lysimachia vulgaris, the yellow loosestrife or garden loosestrife grows best in wetlands, damp meadows, and forests.

Loosestrife (Lysimachia Vulgaris)

Lotus

It is also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus.

Lotus. (Nelumbo nucifera).

Love in the Mist

Love in the Mist. (Nigella).

Love Lies Bleeding

Amaranthus caudatus: other names include pendant amaranth, tassel flower, velvet flower, foxtail amaranth, and quilete.

Love lies bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)

Lunaria

Lunaria. (Money Plant).

Lungwort

Commonly known as long-leafed lungwort, it is a bristly pubescent, clumping but slowly spreading, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial plant.

Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia)

Lupin

During the flowering period, the first-flight adult butterflies lay eggs on or near the lupine plants. Other names include Lupinus or lupine.

Lupin. (Lupinus).

Lance Leaf Blanket Flower

Lance leaf blanket flower

Large Fothergilla

The large fothergilla blooms red, yellow, or orange foliage depending on the season. It is a slow grower, but it can tolerate drought and wet conditions, making it a versatile option for your garden.

Large fothergilla

Large Speedwell

Large speedwell

Large Yellow Foxglove

Large yellow foxglove

Lavandin

Lavandin

Leopard’s Bane

Leopard’s Bane

Love In A Mist

Love in a mist

Lacespine Pincushion Cactus

The Lacespin Pincushion Cactus has many short, white, or pale pink radial spines. Flowers grow from between the tubercles and usually have white petals with pink highlights.

Lacespine Pincushion Cactus

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