13 Flowers That Start With Y

1. Yucca Gloriosa

The Yucca Gloriosa is an evergreen shrub of the Asparagaceae family and Yucca genus. It has a distinct stem, with sword-shaped, rigid leaves.

It boasts conical clusters of creamy white, bell-shaped drooping flowers. Its fruit is ovate, drooping, and does not split. The plant blooms in September and October.

It is native to the eastern and southeastern parts of North America, but is cultivated worldwide, and is widely grown in the Yangtze River region of China.

It thrives in warm, humid environments with plenty of sunshine, and is resistant to cold, shade, drought, and moisture, with no strict soil requirements.

The Yucca Gloriosa makes an excellent ornamental shrub for gardens, perfect for placement in the center of flower beds, on lawns, by ponds, along roadsides, and in front of buildings.

2. Yulania Denudata

The Yulania Denudata, a deciduous tree species in the Magnoliaceae family, has a dark gray bark and slightly robust, grayish-brown twigs. Its leaves are papery, with those on the base of the plant being ovate. The leaf stalks are covered in soft hair, and the top has a narrow longitudinal groove.

The flower buds are ovate and upright, emitting a fragrant aroma. The flower stalk significantly swells and is densely covered in light yellow long silk hair.

The fruit is thick, woody, and brown, and the seeds are heart-shaped and flat, with a red outer seed coat and a black inner one.

The flowers bloom in February and March, and the fruit matures in August and September. The Yulania Denudata is named for its slightly bluish-white color and orchid-like fragrance.

This species is native to China and is now cultivated in Europe and America. The Yulania Denudata enjoys light and can endure cold, surviving winter outdoors. It prefers dry conditions and is averse to dampness, as its roots can easily rot in waterlogged soil.

3. Yulania Liliiflora

The Yulania Liliiflora, also known as the Purple Magnolia, is a unique plant native to China. It belongs to the magnolia family and genus, and it can be found predominantly in the provinces of Yunnan, Fujian, Hubei, and Sichuan.

The Purple Magnolia thrives in regions with altitudes ranging from 300 to 1,600 meters, usually on the edge of hillside forests.

Bearing brilliantly vibrant and pleasantly fragrant blossoms, the Purple Magnolia is aesthetically pleasing whether planted individually or in groups. Its graceful structure, prolific branches, and abundant flowers make it an excellent choice for gardens and street greenery.

With a history spanning over 2,000 years, it is a traditional flower and herbal medicine in China.

The Purple Magnolia has been listed in the 2009 version 3.2 of the Red List of Threatened Species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Its transplantation and maintenance can be challenging, making it an exceptionally precious species of flora.

4. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow is a perennial plant that is easy to grow and care for. It’s drought-tolerant and attracts birds and butterflies. It comes in a variety of colors, but white is the most popular.

Yarrow is hardy in zones 3-9 and typically grows to be 24-36 inches tall. It’s also known for its medicinal properties and lovely scent.

5. Yellow Archangel (Lamium Galeobdolon)

Yellow Archangel (Lamium Galeobdolon)

This perennial is tolerant of drought and prefers a soil pH of 6-8. It features showy yellow flowers with flecks of brown and is hardy in zones 4 to 9. It typically grows to a height of 12-24 inches and thrives in partial to full shade.

6. Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea Paradoxa)

Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea Paradoxa)

Native to North America, this flower belongs to the sunflower family and is the only Echinacea species to have yellow flowers. It’s attractive to birds, butterflies, and even humans. It’s also drought-tolerant and deer-resistant.

7. Yellow Daylily (Hemerocallis Lilioasphodelus)

Yellow Daylily (Hemerocallis Lilioasphodelus)

This perennial is easy to grow, multiplies quickly, and is an excellent Naturaliser. It thrives in full-sun-exposure and well-drained soils. It’s also known to attract hummingbirds and butterflies but is rabbit resistant.

8. Yellow Flag (Iris Pseudacorus)

Yellow Flag (Iris Pseudacorus)

This plant is native to Europe, northwest Africa, and Western Asia. It has yellow flowers and its seeds are pale brown. It’s primarily an aquatic and herbaceous flower, and it’s considered invasive in some areas.

9. Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia flava)


This is a carnivorous plant native to the new world. It has trumpet-shaped leaves that trap insects and slowly consume them. It’s best grown in moist soil and can grow in dense colonies.

10. Yellow Wild Indigo (Baptisia Sphaerocarpa)

Yellow Wild Indigo (Baptisia Sphaerocarpa)

This plant has exuberant and beautiful yellow flowers and is toxic to herbivorous livestock. It has bluish-green leaves that divide into three leaflets.

11. Yellow Wood Sorrel

Yellow Wood Sorrel

This annual is deer-resistant and versatile, able to grow in partial shade and a variety of soil types. It comes in various colors but is most commonly found with yellow flowers.

12. Yellow-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium Californicum)

Yellow-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium Californicum)

This plant is usually found on shores of lakes, ponds, streams, and around bogs and fens. Its flowers have six yellow-like tepals and require regular water to grow.

13. Yew (Taxus Baccata)

Yew (Taxus Baccata)

Though not a flower, Yew is a species of the evergreen tree and one of the oldest native species in Europe. It’s famous for symbolizing death and doom but provides shelter for woodland animals.

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