10 Flowers That Start With Q

1. Quinticolor Red Leadwort

The Quinticolor Red Leadwort is a variety of Camellia, also known as Pink Leadwort. It takes on a shrub or small tree form.

The leaves of the Quinticolor Red Leadwort Camellia are evergreen, with a dense green color and an oval shape. Its flowers are double-layered and relatively large, sometimes entirely red, sometimes half pink and half red, or pink with red chunks.

The Quinticolor Red Leadwort Camellia blooms between March and April each year, thus its flowering period is in the spring. The blooming duration is not long, lasting for about 1-2 months.

2. Quisqualis Indica

The Quisqualis Indica, also known as the Chinese Honeysuckle, is a climbing shrub from the Combretaceae family. Its leaves are oppositely arranged, oval-shaped, and covered with grey-white soft hairs on both sides.

The plant features raceme flower clusters, which hang downwards, and blooms in summer and autumn. The fruit has five ridges, turns black when ripe, and encloses white seeds.

It is native to India, Burma, the Philippines, and China.

The plant prefers a warm and moist environment and has a deep root system that spreads widely. It thrives best in sunny, wind-protected areas. It is not particular about the soil type, but well-drained fertile sandy loam is ideal.

The seeds of the Quisqualis Indica are used in traditional Chinese medicine as an effective remedy for expelling roundworms, particularly in children. Moreover, the plant contains various chemical components.

3. Queen’s Cup (Clintonia uniflora)

Queen’s Cup (Clintonia uniflora)

  • Description: Also known as bride’s bonnet or bead Lilly, Queen’s Cup belongs to the lily family Liliaceae and is native to the mountainous regions of North America.
  • The flower usually lives up to thirty years or more and blooms from late May to July.

4. Queen of Sheba (Thelymitra speciosa)

Queen of Sheba (Thelymitra speciosa)

  • Description: This rare orchid is special and unique in the orchid world. It has a very unusual flower with purple and pink colors, dark purple spots, and petals outlined with bright yellow gold. They bloom in winter, usually in August and September.

5. Queen’s Tears (Billbergia nutans)

Queen’s Tears (Billbergia nutans)

  • Description: Native to Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina, Queen’s Tears belong to the bromeliad family. It can be grown alongside another plant or in a pot, taking its moisture from the leaves and flowers while its root remains shallow.

6. Quaker Ladies (Houstonia caerulea)

Quaker Ladies (Houstonia caerulea)

  • Description: Quaker Ladies is a perennial species in the family Rubiaceae, native to eastern Canada and the United States. They produce showy, pale blue flowers with yellow centers and do well on moist acidic soils.

7. Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

  • Description: Also known as the wild carrot, this white flowering plant is in the family Apiaceae. It is native to Europe but has been introduced to North America.
  • The flower clusters start curled and open to allow pollination, then close again like a reverse umbrella when going to seed.

8. Queen of the Meadow (Meadowsweet)

Queen of the Meadow (Meadowsweet)

  • Description: This perennial plant belongs to the Rosaceae family and grows in damp sites across Europe and North America. It has umbrella-shaped flower clusters and can grow up to 1 meter tall.

9. Quesnelia (Quesnelia quesneliana)

Quesnelia (Quesnelia quesneliana)

  • Description: Quesnelia is a genus of about 20 species of flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, popular in eastern and southeastern Brazil.
  • The flowers are cone-shaped and bloom in winter. They are easy to grow and require low maintenance, symbolizing endurance and hardiness.

10. Quince Flower (Chaenomeles speciosa)

 Quince Flower (Chaenomeles speciosa)

  • Description: Quince flowers are part of the Rosaceae family and are known for their apple-like and pear fruit. They grow in locations with well-drained soil and varying sunlight conditions.
  • The flowers are white, pink, or red and bloom in winter and spring.

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