18 Flowers That Start With U

1. Uraria Crinita

Uraria Crinita, also known as Foxtail, is a sub-shrub of the Papilionaceae family. It has an upright stem with few branches, covered in grey short hairs.

The petiole is covered in grey-white short soft hairs, with small, near-leathery leaves that are either long-oval, ovoid-lanceolate or oval. The small stipules are narrow triangular and densely covered in soft hairs.

The calyx is shallow cup-shaped, covered in white long hard hairs, and the corolla is purple. The fruit is a slightly hairy, oval pod with a net vein pattern. The flowering and fruiting period is from April to September. It is named for its resemblance to a cat’s tail.

Uraria Crinita has certain medicinal values, including heat-clearing, phlegm-transforming, blood-cooling, hemostatic, and insecticidal effects. It can be used for exogenous wind-heat, cough with excessive phlegm, malaria, etc.

2. Upright Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

Upright Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

This flower stands tall and sturdy, with vibrant yellow petals. It’s a native wildflower that contributes to local ecosystems by providing nectar for pollinators and serving as a habitat for beneficial insects. It symbolizes strength, resilience, and natural elegance.

3. Umbrella Sedge (Cyperus alternifolius)

Umbrella Sedge (Cyperus alternifolius)

This architectural grass thrives in wetland and aquatic environments. It has a unique umbrella-like arrangement of leaves and produces inconspicuous brownish flowers.

It’s often used to add texture and visual interest to water gardens, ponds, and marshy landscapes.

4. Uva-Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Uva-Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Also known as Bearberry, Uva-Ursi is a groundcover plant native to North America, Europe, and Asia. It features small, bell-shaped pink or white flowers that bloom in spring.

The plant has historical medicinal uses, particularly for its potential diuretic and antiseptic properties.

5. Ursinia (Ursinia anthemoides)

Ursinia (Ursinia anthemoides)

Native to South Africa, Ursinia is prized for its charming daisy-like blooms that come in various bright colors, including yellow, orange, and red. It’s a popular choice for adding a burst of color to gardens and thrives in sunny, well-drained locations.

6. Ulex (Gorse)

Ulex (Gorse)

A hardy shrub known for its vibrant and fragrant yellow blooms, Ulex adds beauty to heathlands and coastal landscapes. It’s resilient and can thrive in poor, acidic soils.

7. Umbrella Magnolia (Magnolia tripetala)

Umbrella Magnolia (Magnolia tripetala)

This deciduous tree is known for its large, umbrella-like leaves and produces showy white flowers with a lemony fragrance. It serves as a majestic shade provider.

8. Upright Clematis (Clematis ‘Stand by Me’)

Upright Clematis (Clematis 'Stand by Me')

This variety of clematis has a unique growth habit and produces blue-violet flowers from late spring to early summer. It’s well-suited for smaller spaces and containers.

9. Urn Plant (Aechmea)

Urn Plant (Aechmea)

An epiphytic bromeliad, the Urn Plant is known for its rosette of thick, leathery leaves. It produces vibrant shades of pink, red, or purple flowers that can last for several months.

10. Ulmus (Elm Trees)

lmus (Elm Trees)

While not a traditional flowering plant, Elm trees are iconic and known for their distinctive serrated leaves and strong wood. They are part of the landscape in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

11. Uncarina


Native to Madagascar, these unique succulents are prized for their striking flowers that come in shades of yellow, orange, or red. They are followed by distinctive seed pods shaped like hooked thorns.

12. Urn Orchid (Eulophia)

Urn Orchid (Eulophia)

These orchids are notable for their unusual and captivating blooms that vary in color and form. The lip of the flower can resemble a small vessel or urn.

13. Uvularia (Bellwort)

Uvularia (Bellwort)

A genus of spring-blooming plants known for their delicate, drooping flowers that appear in early spring. They are typically yellow and add a touch of ephemeral beauty to woodlands.

14. Urena (Burr Bush)

Urena (Burr Bush)

Known for its velvety leaves and unique fruit structures, Urena adds a touch of lushness and color to tropical landscapes. The fruits and leaves have been used in traditional medicine.

15. Usambara Violet (Saintpaulia)

Usambara Violet (Saintpaulia)

Native to Tanzania, these exquisite blooms have captured the hearts of plant enthusiasts worldwide. They are often cherished as houseplants and are known for their relatively easy care.

16. Ume (Prunus mume)

Ume (Prunus mume)

Commonly referred to as the Japanese Apricot or Chinese Plum, Ume is known for its delicate blossoms that mark the arrival of early spring. The blossoms come in a range of colors, including shades of white, pink, and red.

17. Upright Prairie Coneflower

Upright Prairie Coneflower

Distinctive for its spiky, cone-like centers surrounded by drooping petals, this flower adds bursts of color to open fields and meadows.

18. Umbrellawort (Psathyrotes ramosissima)

Umbrellawort (Psathyrotes ramosissima)

Known for its unique and whimsical bloom clusters arranged in umbrella-like formations, this flower symbolizes protection, creativity, and playful elegance.

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