6 Flowers That Start With J

Jacaranda Mimosifolia

The Jacaranda Mimosifolia, a deciduous tree from the Bignoniaceae family, has opposite leaves with small oval lanceolate to diamond-shaped leaflets, sharp tips, and wedge-shaped bases. Its blue flowers have tubular calyxes and long tubular corollas.

The petals are circular, and the fruit is wooden, flat, and oval-shaped. The blooming period is from May to June. The flowers create a misty, elegant blue haze that is both dreamlike and vivid. Under the bright sun, the flourishing tree of flowers resembles a flame of unique color, hence it is also called the “blue flame.”

Originally from Brazil, South America, the Jacaranda Mimosifolia thrives in sunny, warm, and humid climates. It has a well-developed root system and can grow well in deep, fertile, moist, well-drained, and loose soil rich in humus. It can reproduce through seeding or cutting.

The Jacaranda Mimosifolia has various functions such as inducing perspiration, stopping vomiting, relieving heat and detoxifying, and aiding bowel movements. With its umbrella-like shade, feather-like leaves, and clusters of blue flowers, it has high ornamental value and is an excellent choice for garden greening. Its straight-grained, soft, and light timber is easy to process and can be used for furniture and paneling.

Jasminum Multiflorum

Jasminum Multiflorum, commonly known as Star Jasmine, is a climbing shrub of the Oleaceae family. Its slender branches are round, densely covered with yellowish-brown velvet-like hairs, which gradually shed over time. The leaves are solitary, opposite or sub-opposite, papery, ovate or heart-shaped, with a heart-shaped or truncate base.

The back of the leaves is hairy, with a joint near the base covered in velvety hair. The head-shaped umbel inflorescence is densely covered with yellowish-brown velvety hair. The flowers are fragrant, with short or absent stalks, and the calyx is covered with velvety hair. The fruit is elliptical, and it blooms from October to April of the following year.

Jasminum Multiflorum is native to Southeast Asia and India. It thrives in loose, fertile soil, with an optimal growth temperature of 22-30°C. It enjoys sunlight and humidity. Propagation methods include wall insertion and layering.

The flowers of Jasminum Multiflorum are pure white and fragrant. They are ideal for potted decoration in balconies, bedrooms, and study rooms. In parks and green spaces, they can be cultivated on slopes, forest edges, or roadside for viewing. The fresh flowers of Star Jasmine can be used to extract essence for making Jasmine tea.

Jasminum Nudiflorum

Jasminum Nudiflorum, a perennial woody plant from the Oleaceae family, features slender branches that stand upright or arch downwards. Its leaves take an ovate or elliptical shape, with individual flowers blooming in the leaf axils.

The bracts are lanceolate or elliptical, while the corolla is golden yellow and petals typically present in an ovate or elliptical shape. It blooms between February and April. Known as the harbinger of spring, Jasminum Nudiflorum gets its name for being the earliest bloomer among all flowers, which is then followed by the vibrant spring bloom season.

Native to China, Jasminum Nudiflorum thrives in light, slightly tolerates shade, somewhat endures cold, and fears flooding. It prefers a warm and moist climate, with a fondness for loose, fertile, and well-drained sandy soil. It grows vigorously in acidic soil, but performs poorly in alkaline soil. Propagation of Jasminum Nudiflorum is primarily through cuttings, but layering or dividing can also be applied.

Jasminum Sambac

Jasminum Sambac, a species of jasmine in the Oleaceae family, is a shrub that grows either upright or as a climbing plant. The stem is cylindrical and hollow; its leaves are paper-like, round, and grow opposite each other, with long petioles. The flowers are umbellate, with small buds that are cone-shaped. The corolla is white and elongated.

The fruit is spherical and dark brown. The flowering period of Jasminum Sambac is from May to August, while its fruiting period is from July to September. In Filipino, Jasminum Sambac is called “Sambacita”. It is said that a young man, accepting a girl’s affection, gave her a jasmine flower and told her that “Sambacita” means “I accept you”.

Originally native to India and other Arabian regions, Jasminum Sambac is now widely cultivated in subtropical areas. It prefers warm, moist conditions, is sensitive to cold, frost-intolerant, and thrives in light rather than shade.

However, it cannot withstand direct, strong sunlight. The ideal soil for its growth is slightly acidic sandy soil rich in organic matter. The propagation methods of Jasminum Sambac include cutting and seeding, with seeding being the most commonly used in practical life. Cutting is used to cultivate superior varieties.

Jatropha Integerrima

The Jatropha Integerrima, also known as Spicy Jatropha, is a plant species from the Euphorbiaceae family, specifically the Jatropha genus. This evergreen shrub is a popular choice for landscaping, widely used in various green spaces, predominantly in cluster or group plantings.

The Jatropha Integerrima thrives in warm and humid conditions, but cannot tolerate cold and dry environments, requiring winter temperatures to remain above 12°C (54°F). The plant has milky sap; its leaves vary in shape — oval, inverted oval, oblong, or violin-shaped — with two to three pairs of sharp spines at the base. It blooms red, five-petaled flowers from spring to autumn.

Joyful Morning Plum Blossom

Joyful Morning Plum Blossom from the West Gods is a supreme treasure among spring orchids and daffodil petals. Its new buds are a fresh green tinged with purple-red. The leaves are about 20-25cm long and 0.8cm wide, being of a slender and narrow shape. The posture of the leaves is drooping, with bow-shaped leaves, tightly collected leaf bases, low casing, and a thick and glossy leaf texture. The leaf groove is V-shaped, with noticeable serrations and sharp leaf tips.

On robust seedlings, thin red threads can be seen on the leaf stalks. The leaf blades droop and crisscross in an orderly manner, giving the plant an elegant form. It blooms very easily and a mature plant only needs two seedlings and four leaves to flower. Moreover, the flower diameter can reach more than 5cm. However, this flower is prone to laziness and does not germinate very highly.

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