Flowers That Start With M

Here are names of flowers that begin with the letter M. With an emphasis on common and easy to grow varieties:

Maiden Pink

Maiden Pink is an evergreen perennial that produces showy pink flowers that grow on long thin stalks.

Maiden Pink (Dianthus Deltoides)

Mammillaria Dixanthocentron

This is a type of cactus that thrives in dry areas. The flowers are usually ‎small pink-purple and strong light encourages flowering and heavy wool and spine production.


Magnolias are associated with the life force and are often presented at births. The plant blooms wide-petaled white flowers.

Magnolia. (Magnoliaceae).


Mallow. (Lavatera).

Maltese Cross

Given the striking red flowers of the Maltese Cross, they are usually grown alongside yellow flowers for a sharp contrast of beauty.

Maltese Cross. (Lychnis chalcedonica).


Mandevilla laxa, commonly known as Chilean jasmine, is an ornamental plant that grows as a vine and is deciduous in cool climates. It can grow to 6 meters tall and produces large pink flowers.

Mandevilla. (Chilean Jasmine).


Manzanita (Arctostaphylos)

Marguerite Daisy

It goes by the names Paris daisy, marguerite or marguerite daisy, and it is a perennial plant known for its flowers. The most popular species has white petals.

Marguerite Daisy. (Argyranthemum).



Marvel of Peru

Mirabilis jalapa, commonly called four-o-clock or marvel of Peru, is native to Peru. This is a bushy tender perennial that usually grows to 24-36” (less frequently to 48”) tall on erect, branching stems.

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis jalapa)


Matthiola. (Stock Flower).

Matucana Aureiflora

These species of cacti produce yellow flowers that remain open during the day and night.

Matucana Aureiflora

Maximilian Sunflower

Helianthus maximiliani is a North American species of sunflower known by the common name Maximilian sunflower. This sunflower is named for Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, who encountered it on his travels in North America. 

Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)


Over a hundred travelers embarked on the voyage of the Mayflower in September 1620. 

Mayflower. (Trailing Arbutus).


Meconopsis are known for their exotic blue flowers. It is also known as the Himalayan Blue Poppy but it does not share the common traits of a poppy flower and requires different care to thrive.

Meconopsis. (Blue Himalayan Poppy).

Mediterranean Sea Holly

Mediterranean sea holly (Eryngium bourgatii)

Mexican Bush Sage

The Mexican Blue Sage is is a perennial flowering plant that produces vine-like long stalks of purple flowers. This Mexican flower grows to about 3 feet tall and has a spread of 2 to 3 feet.

Million Bells

There are many types of bells. However, there aren’t a million. Million bells plants, on the other hand, attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The flowers bloom from spring to winter without a problem. 


Mimosa. (Mimosa pudica). Touch Me Not.

Mina Lobata

Ipomoea lobata, the fire vine, firecracker vine or Spanish flag is a species of flowering plant.

Mina lobata. (Spanish Flag).

Miss Willmott’s Ghost

Miss Willimott’s Ghost has a luminous spiny collar of silvery-white bracts surrounding an egg-shaped flower head and tightly packed with flowers, initially pale green, then changing to steel-blue.

Miss Willmott’s ghost (Eryngium giganteum)

Missouri Evening Primrose

This is usually called the big fruit evening primrose, Ozark sundrop or Missouri evening primrose.

Mock Orange

Mock orange (Philadelphus lewisii) is the Idaho State Flower.

Mock Orange (Philadelphus)

Monk’s Hood

Monk's Hood. (Aconitum).


Moonflower. (Ipomea alba).

Morning Glory

Morning glory (also written as morning-glory) has flowers that unravel into full bloom in the early morning. There are different varieties of morning glory each with their own colors.

Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia, commonly called mountain laurel, calico-bush, or spoonwood is oftentimes considered to be the most beautiful of native American shrubs.

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia Latifolia)


Muscari. (Grape Hyacinth).

Musk Mallow

Malva moschata, the musk mallow or musk-mallow, is a species of flowering plant with hairy stems and foliage, and pink saucer-shaped flowers in summer.

Musk mallow (Malva moschata)



Meadow Bistort

Meadow bistort

Meadow Rue

Meadow Rue

Meadow Sage

Meadow sage

Mealycup Sage

Mealycup sage

Mediterranean Sea Holly

Mediterranean Sea Holly



Mexican Fire Barrel

Mexican Sunflower

Mexican sunflower, T. rotundifolia, is a vigorous, drought-tolerant plant that grows easily. So easily that if left unchecked it oftentimes becomes invasive. They bloom beautiful orange flowers.

Tithonia rotundifolia

Michaelmas Daisy

Michaelmas Daisy, which is one of the many different types of Aster flowers, blooms in August through to October. They come in a variety of colors including white, blue, purple, and pink.

Michaelmas Daisy

Million Bells

Million bells

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