9 Flowers That Start With F

1. Fagraea Ceilanica

Fagraea Ceilanica

Fagraea Ceilanica, also known as Grey Lee, is a shrub or small tree from the family of Loganiaceae. Its bark is grey, with thick cylindrical branches. The plant is hairless, with leaves that are slightly fleshy, turning papery or almost leathery when dried. The leaves are dark green, turning green-yellow when dried. The flowers are either solitary or form a terminal dichotomous cyme.

The corolla is funnel-shaped, thin, slightly fleshy, white, and fragrant. The anther is oblong to oval. The ovary is elliptical or oval. The berries are oval or nearly spherical, pale green, and shiny. The seeds are elliptical kidney-shaped, hidden in the pulp. The flowering period is from April to August, and the fruiting period is from July to the following March.

Fagraea Ceilanica

Grey Lee is native to China, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and other countries. It thrives in warm, humid environments with plenty of sunlight, and can tolerate semi-shade, heat, and drought. It cannot tolerate cold, and prefers loose, fertile, well-drained loam. Grey Lee generally grows in dense mountain forests or broad-leaved forests in limestone regions. It is mainly propagated by cuttings.

With its lush branches and leaves, elegant white flowers, and slightly fragrant blossoms, Grey Lee is one of the more popular indoor foliage plants. The volatile oils produced by Grey Lee have significant germicidal effects, can help people relax, aid in sleep, and can increase work efficiency. Grey Lee can also be used for heat-clearing, detoxification, tissue regeneration, and wound healing.

2. Faucaria Tigrina

Faucaria Tigrina

Faucaria Tigrina, also known as Tiger’s Jaw, is a succulent plant from the Aizoaceae family. It is native to the limestone regions of the Great Karoo Plateau in South Africa. The plant forms a dense cluster, is very fleshy, with leaves that are cross opposite, joined at the base, and triangular at the tip.

The leaf edge and the spine of the leaf back have a hardened epidermis, most of the leaf surface has fleshy teeth, and the leaf edge has fleshy coarse fibers. The large flowers are stemless and mostly yellow. The plant goes dormant in the summer. This genus has over 30 varieties, with about 10 commonly cultivated. It likes warmth but hates intense heat and cold.

During the summer dormancy, it needs 50% shade, frequent misting, and controlled watering. Overwatering or rain can easily cause rot.

During the autumn and winter growth period, it needs plenty of light and appropriate fertilization. As long as the control of water, ventilation, shading, and fertilization during the summer dormancy period is mastered, the plant can be successfully maintained.

3. Firmiana Danxiaensis

Firmiana Danxiaensis

The Firmiana Danxiaensis, a deciduous tree of the mallow family, stands between 3-8 meters tall. It has dark brown bark and green, hairless young branches. Its leaves are nearly round, thin, and leathery with a rounded tip and a short tail-like end. The base of the leaf is heart-shaped with a smooth edge, rarely slightly split at the top, and hairless on both sides.

The tree bears many flowers in a terminal cone shape with yellow star-like soft hair. The flowers are purple with a calyx that is deeply split into 5 sections. The calyx is nearly separated, linear, and densely covered with light yellow soft hair.

The base of the inner surface has long white soft hair. The female flower has a nearly spherical ovary. The fruit, a schizocarp, splits before ripening and takes the shape of an ovate-lanceolate, containing 2-3 seeds. The seeds are spherical and light yellow-brown in color.

The Firmiana Danxiaensis blooms between May and June. It is found only in the Danxia Mountain range, hence its name.

Firmiana Danxiaensis

The Firmiana Danxiaensis is native to China. It is listed as critically endangered in the China Species Red List and is a national second-class key protected wild plant. The Elder Peak Scenic Area in Guangdong’s Danxia Mountain is the most suitable natural environment for the growth of Firmiana Danxiaensis.

It primarily grows in rock crevices and shallow soil layers in valleys. It is drought-tolerant and can thrive in rocky crevices or on rocky walls with a little bit of soil. It’s roots grow firm and its branches and leaves are lush, somewhat resembling the resilience of a pine tree. The Firmiana Danxiaensis reproduces through seeding, cutting, and root propagation.

When the Firmiana Danxiaensis blooms, it is as beautiful as a painting, offering high ornamental value. It is suitable for cultivation as a courtyard sightseeing tree, road greening tree, and pioneer tree for afforestation.

It is the most significant indicator of seasonal change in China’s Danxia Mountain and even the Lingnan region. The plant is also hailed as the business card of Guangdong’s flora.

4. Forsythia Viridissima

Forsythia Viridissima

The Forsythia Viridissima, also known as the greenstem forsythia, is a medicinal herb. The fruit shell, root, or leaf of this Oleaceae plant is used in traditional medicine.

The fruit is harvested in summer and autumn, scattered to dry. The root can be dug up throughout the year, cleaned, cut into sections, and used fresh or sun-dried. The leaves can be picked in spring, summer, and autumn, and used fresh or sun-dried.

It grows in shrubs on hillsides, riverbanks, and at the edge of forests, at altitudes between 300-2,600 meters. It is found in many provinces of China. The plant is used to clear heat, detoxify, and disperse nodules. It is mainly used to treat colds, fevers, and red, swollen eyes.

5. Freesia Refracta

Freesia Refracta

The Freesia Refracta, a species of the Iridaceae family, is a perennial bulbous flower. Its leaves are linear and hard. It blooms in early spring with yellow, white, purple, red, and pink flowers. The flowers are arranged in a spike, with the flowers growing on one side. The tube below the middle of the flower is narrow, and the petals are of different sizes, emitting a fragrant smell.

It is native to South Africa and tropical Africa, with one species originating from Sudan in North Africa. There are 14 species of Freesia Refracta worldwide.

The Freesia Refracta is popular among gardening enthusiasts for its vibrant colors and the intense fragrance of its flowers. There are numerous cultivated varieties. The essential oil of Freesia Refracta is often used as an ingredient in bath products and body lotions.

6. Fritillaria Camschatcensis

Fritillaria Camschatcensis

The Fritillaria Camschatcensis, also known as Black Lily, is a plant of the lily family in the class of Monocotyledon. This plant grows on high mountains at an altitude of 2400-2500 meters, distributed in areas of Japan north of the central region, the Ussuri region and the northwest of North America.

It blooms in summer, producing flowers of purplish-brown color, each with a diameter of about 3 cm. These flowers hang downwards in a bell shape. It’s a perennial herb with an underground bulb, growing 10-30 cm tall. Although the leaves are alternate, they are densely packed, appearing to be in 2-3 whorls.

7. Fritillaria Imperialis

Fritillaria Imperialis

The Fritillaria Imperialis, or Crown Imperial, is a plant in the lily family and is incredibly popular in the northern hemisphere for flowerbed use. The flowers of the Crown Imperial are primarily yellow or red, but when these two colors combine, the petals resemble a checkerboard pattern.

Just a few of these flowers can make a flowerbed stunningly beautiful. Hence, the flower language of the Crown Imperial is “splendid.

Anyone born under the blessing of this flower possesses a dazzling talent. However, if one does not keep striving when at their peak, they will eventually hit the bottom. Therefore, cherish those who can inspire your talent!

8. Fritillaria Persica

Fritillaria Persica

The Fritillaria Persica, or Persian Lily, is a perennial herb of the lily family. It has long, narrow, gray-green leaves and can grow up to 50-60 cm tall. The plant produces a conical flower arrangement with a bell-shaped, deep purple corolla.

It blooms in the spring with six petals and produces a short, six-edged fruit. The bulb is deeply buried in the soil, covered with a bulb skin, and has long-stemmed basal leaves.

The flowers are usually bell-shaped and droopy, radiating symmetrically with leaf-like bracts. Its fruit usually has wings along the edges, and the numerous seeds are flat with narrow wings around the edges. It is native to the Middle East, including Iran, Turkey, Syria, and Iraq.

9. Fuchsia Hybrida

Fuchsia Hybrida

The Fuchsia Hybrida, also known as the Hanging Fuchsia, Lantern Flower or Hanging Begonia, is a perennial semi-shrub. Its stem is erect, growing 50-200 cm tall and 6-20 mm thick. It has many branches and is covered with short soft hairs and glandular hairs, which gradually disappear with age.

The young branches are reddish. The leaves are opposite, ovate or narrow ovate, 3-9 cm long and 2.5-5 cm wide. It enjoys a cool and moist environment, is sensitive to high temperatures and strong light, and prefers fertile, loose, slightly acidic soil. It should be kept at a temperature above 5°C during winter.

Originally from Mexico, it is widely cultivated worldwide and particularly in China, especially in the northern regions as well as in greenhouses in the northwest and southwest plateaus. It’s suitable for pot planting in living rooms, on flower stands, and desktops. If placed in a water-filled vase, it serves as both an ornament and a means of propagation through rooting.

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