Flowers That Start With Y

These are the different kinds of flowers, with names and images, that start with the letter Y. With an emphasis on common and easy to grow flowers:

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Yarrow

Yarrow flowers are also known as Achillea millefolium or Yarrow Achillea and are a very common flower that grows in most regions of the world.

This herbaceous perennial plant has deep roots, growing from 10cm to 100 cm tall, with hairy leaves and they come in white, yellow (most common) red (in Australia), pink, light purple, or dark purplish-brown.

arrow flowers like well-drained soil and grow in sunny areas that have some shade.

These plants can be very invasive and they spread by seed and root, so you need to be careful when cultivating.

Yarrow. (Achillea).
Yarrow. (Achillea).
  • Common Name: Yarrow
  • Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 4.7-8
  • Flower Color: White Flowers, Pink Flowers
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Fragrant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3-9
  • Height At Maturity: 24″ – 36″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow Archangel

The Yellow Archangel (Anthemis tinctoria) is a member of the Daisy family native to Europe and parts of Asia.

Yellow Archangel blooms in early summer and prefers well-drained soil, though it will tolerate some shade. Yellow Archangel spreads quickly and thrives in dry soils.

Yellow Archangel. (Aluminium Plant).
  • Common Name: Yellow archangel
  • Scientific Name: Lamium galeobdolon
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Tolerates drought
  • Soil PH: 6-8
  • Flower Color: Yellow with brown specks
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 12-24″
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow Bell

Yellow Bell. (Golden Trumpet).
  • Common Name: Yellow Bells
  • Scientific Name: Tecoma Stans
  • Type: Shrub, Perennial
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 7.6 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow Flowers
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts Birds and Butterflies, Showy Flowers, Container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 180″ to 240″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade

Yellow-Eyed Grass

Yellow-Eyed Grass is an herbaceous perennial plant, which grows between 6 – 24 inches tall.

This plant has earned its name due to the fact that its unsightly leaves are green with yellow veins.

The plant contains small white flowers, which bloom in late spring or early summer.

Yellow-eyed grass tends to grow flat against the ground but it can also raise its flowering heads above the foliage on wiry stems.

Yellow-Eyed Grass.  (Sisyrinchium californicum).
  • Common Name: Yellow-eyed grass
  • Scientific Name: Sisyrinchium californicum
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Soil PH: 5.0 – 8.0
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 6-12′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow Flag

Yellow flag (Iris pseudacorus)
  • Common Name: Yellow flag
  • Scientific Name: Iris pseudacorus
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Soil PH: 3.6 to 7.7
  • Flower Color: Yellow with brown-violet veining on the falls
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 36-60′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow Wild Indigo

Yellow wild indigo (Baptisia sphaerocarpa)
  • Common Name: Yellow wild indigo
  • Scientific Name: Baptisia sphaerocarpa
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6-7
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 24-36′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow Wood Sorrel

Yellow Wood Sorrel is a woodland ground cover of the Oxalis family, which also includes Yellow Oxalis and Common Yellow Wood Sorrel.

It has become an invasive weed of pastures in some parts of Australia including Tasmania, where it outcompetes grasses and other pasture plants for nutrients and space.

Yellow wood sorrel seeds are dispersed by water as well as wind, allowing them to spread rapidly across large areas.

Yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)
  • Common Name: Yellow wood sorrel
  • Scientific Name: Oxalis stricta
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Needs Moderate Moisture
  • Soil PH: 4 to 5
  • Flower Color: Yellow, white, pink, red, orange
  • Special Characteristics: Deer resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 0″ to 12″
  • Sun: Partial Shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow Coneflower

Yellow coneflower
  • Scientific Name: Echinacea paradoxa
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6.6 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 24-36′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Yellow-eyed Grass

Yellow-eyed grass
  • Common Name: Yellow-eyed grass
  • Scientific Name: Sisyrinchium californicum
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Soil PH: 5.0 – 8.0
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 6-12′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

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