Flowers make the world full of life and color. During Spring we see all these different kinds of flowers make our planet more vibrant than ever.
Today we are going to talk about 15 May flowers that you can find this spring.
Roses are undoubtedly the most popular flower in the world. With well over 300 species, roses are a very diverse family. They were first found in modern Colorado about 50 million years ago. However, now almost all the garden roses that we see actually came from China.
There are various uses of rose. Most of the time roses are used ornamentally. It is because of its elegant beauty, in almost all the wedding and all other kinds of ceremony people use rose to decorate everything.
Popular species of Roses
|Rosa abyssinica||Rosa alpina||Rosa banksiae|
|Rosa acicularis||Rosa anemoniflora||Rosa beggeriana|
|Rosa agrestis||Rosa arkansana||Rosa berberifolia|
|Rosa × alba||Rosa arvensis||Rosa blanda|
|Rosa alexandrae||Rosa azerbaidshanica||Rosa bracteata|
Dianthus Caryophyllus or Clove Pink is well known as Carnation. Carnations will be a great option for garden planting. You can use it for medical purposes too. For upset stomachs and fever, they are really useful.
There are different interpretations of the symbolism of carnation. But in general, it symbolizes love and fascination.
Popular species of Carnations
|Dianthus Caryophyllus||Dianthus Neon Star||Dianthus Pinkball Wizard|
|Dianthus Barbatus||Dianthus Plumarius||Dianthus superbus|
|Dianthus Chinensis||Dianthus Deltoides Maiden Pink||Dianthus Pavonius|
|Dianthus Grataniapolitensis||Dianthus Armeria||Dianthus American Pie|
|Dianthus Chinensis Heddewigii||Dianthus ‘Superstar’ (Pink)||Dianthus ‘Everlast Lavender Lace’|
Gerbera was named after the famous doctor Traugott Gerber. This flower is mostly used for decoration as well as for cut flowers. The most popular kind of it is a crossbreed among Gerbera Viridifolia and Gerbera Jamesonii.
Gerbera is the 5th most popular among the cut flowers in the world.
Popular species of Gerbera
|Gerbera ambigua||Gerbera cordata||Gerbera elliptica|
|Gerbera aurantiaca||Gerbera crocea||Gerbera emirnensis|
|Gerbera bojeri||Gerbera curvisquama||Gerbera galpinii|
|Gerbera bonatiana||Gerbera delavayi||Gerbera gossypina|
|Gerbera connata||Gerbera diversifolia||Gerbera hypochaeridoides|
Daisies mainly bloom in the mid-summer. However, given ideal condition, this flower can grow even in early or mid-winter. Although that would be significantly less than what it produces in the summer.
Popular species of Daisies
|Arctotis acaulis||Bellis annua||Monoptilon bellioides|
|Arctotis grandis||Bellis cordifolia||Chrysanthemum indicum|
|Arctotis aspera||Argyranthemum frutescens||Chrysanthemum morifolium|
|Arctotis revoluta||Argyranthemum foeniculaceum||Townsendia florifer|
|English daisy||Monoptilon bellidiforme||Townsendia incana|
Orchids are a very famous flowering plant. It is one of the 2 largest families among the flowering plant with over 28000 currently accepted species. Orchids are used as both perfumery and food. They are widely used as vanilla to add flavor to baked cakes, ice creams, and many other foods.
Popular species of Orchids
|Phalaenopsis Orchids||Cymbidium Orchid||Lycaste Orchids|
|Brassavola Orchids||Dendrobium Orchids||Masdevallia Orchids|
|Catasetum Orchid||Encyclia Orchids||Miltonia Orchids|
|Cattleya Orchid||Epidendrum Orchids||Oncidium Orchids|
|Cycnoches Orchid||Ludisia Orchids||Paphiopedilum Orchids|
They are also known as Madonna Lily. White lilies are introduced and cultivated for well over 3000 years. As old as this flowering plant is, white lilies are symbolic in many cultures. You will find the symbolism of this flower in many translations of the bible.
In order to avoid viruses and diseases, growing madonna lilies from seeds are much more preferable.
Popular species of Lilies
|Lilium amabile||Lilium dauricum||Lilium candidum|
|Lilium bulbiferum||Lilium davidii||Lilium chalcedonicum|
|Lilium callosum||Lilium × hollandicum||Lilium bolanderi|
|Lilium cernuum||Lilium dalhansonii||Lilium × aurelianense|
|Lilium concolor||Lilium hansonii||Lilium auratum|
Tulips were first cultivated back in 1055 in Tian Shan Mountains. In the 15th century, being one of the most expensive flowers of that time, tulips were used as the symbols of the Ottomans.
Though tulips were cultivated from the 10th century, the west didn’t know of this until it was the 16th century. After that, the diplomats noticed this flower and later introduced that in the west.
Popular species of Tulips
|Darwin Hybrid Tulips||Greigii Tulips||Single Late Tulips|
|Triumph Tulips||Kaufmanniana Tulips||“French” Single Late Tulips|
|Double Tulips||Lily-Flowered Tulips||Viridiflora Tulips|
|Fringed Tulips||Parrot Tulips||Species Tulips|
|Fosteriana Tulips||Single Early Tulips|
Up next we have cherry blossom. Cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan. The mainstream species of cherry trees are found in Japan, China, Russia, and other northern countries. They are used as both ornamental and edible plants. There are well over 400 species of cherry trees.
Sekiyama, Oshima, Yoshino, Kenrokuen-Kumagai, Kwanzan cherry trees are the few most popular among them.
The ideal time for cherry trees is from the middle or end of April to the middle of May.
Popular species of Cherry Blossom
|Prunus apetala||Prunus incisa var. kinkiensis||Prunus × miyoshii|
|Prunus campanulata||Prunus × introrsa||Prunus nipponica|
|Prunus × furuseana||Prunus jamasakura||Prunus padus|
|Prunus × incam||Prunus × kanzakura||Prunus × parvifolia|
|Prunus incisa var. incisa||Prunus leveilleana||Prunus pendula|
Peonies are popular garden plants in Asia, Europe, and Western North America. There are only a handful of species of this plant. However, the exact number of its species is still debatable. But it is somewhere between 25-40.
Popular species of Peony
|Paeonia anomala||Paeonia daurica||Paeonia mairei|
|Paeonia broteri||Paeonia delavayi||Paeonia mascula|
|Paeonia brownii||Paeonia emodi||Paeonia russoi|
|Paeonia californica||Paeonia intermedia||Paeonia obovata japonica|
|Paeonia cambessedesii||Paeonia ludlowii||Paeonia officinalis|
I hope this list of May flowers help you all. And if you have any suggestion regarding this article, let us know in the comment section below.