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14 Tantalizing Flowers that Start with T

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Flowers can be tantalizing with their unique appearance and radiant colors. Flowers that start with T are just like that, plain mesmerizing. Whether for garden cultivation or ornamental displays, these beautiful flowers are not easy to ignore.

14 Tantalizing Flowers that Start with T

1. Tagetes (Mexican Marigold)

Tagetes Erecta Mexican Marigold - Flowers that Start with T
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  • Botanical name: Tagetes Erecta
  • Plant Type: Perennial/Annual
  • Bloom time: May until October

Mexican Marigold, which is a common English name of Targetes, is native to Mexico, especially in the wilderness. This has 1 foot to 3 feet in height. It is mainly used as medicines and ornamental purposes as well.

It has cylindrical roots and shallow branches with woody but smooth barks. This plant comes in groups of small flower heads that are yellow or yellow-orange, sometimes reddish. When squeezed, aroma scent is released. These flowers can last the entire summer period.

This flower symbolizes passion, faith, fidelity, and courage.

2. Tea Rose/Hybrid Tea Rose (Gloire de Dijon)

Tea Rose Hybrid Tea Rose Rosa Gloire de Dijon - Flowers that Start with T
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  • Botanical name: Rosa ‘Gloire de Dijon’
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: June to September

Gloire de Dijon, which is more known as Hybrid Tea Rose, has larger petals than most roses with glossy leaves. Blossoms start during summer to autumn, flowers vary in colors from white to pink, yellow to orange, some are purple and others with two blended colors.

Tea rose symbolizes love in general. The pink ones represent joy, gratitude, and admiration, the red variants mean deep emotion and love, while yellow is for care and friendship, purple ones are love at first sight and enchantment, and white signifies pure and innocence.

3. Thunbergia (Clockvine)

  • Botanical name: Thunbergia
  • Plant Type: Perennial/Annual
  • Bloom time: June to September

Native to the tropical areas of southern Asia, Africa and Madagascar, Thunbergia is a genus of the Acanthaceae family. Species of this, which include Clockvines, can be annual or perennial. Considered as vines and shrubs, most grow up to 7 feet as high as 26 feet.

The scientific name of this genus was taken from Carl Peter Thunberg, a Swedish naturalist. Moreover, this flowering plant signifies strength, power, vulnerability, realness, rawness and openness.

4. Tiger Flower (Tigridia)

Tiger Flower Tigridia Tigridia Pavonia - Flowers that Start with T
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  • Botanical name: Tigridia Pavonia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: May to June

Tiger Flower is a strikingly beautiful ornamental flower that’s mostly found in Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Its flowers come in numerous colors, which include white, yellow, red, orange and purple.

The most unique and eye-catching part of it is its red tiger spots or speckles on the mouth and throat area. A single flower head contains only 3 petals, but they bloom openly wide.

This flowering plant represents nobility and wealth.

5. Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily Lilium Lancifolium - Flowers that Start with T
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  • Botanical name: Lilium Lancifolium
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: August to September

Tiger Lily is popular grown in certain areas mostly in the northern part of Asia, which are Japan, China, and Korea, as well Russia. It has orange and black colors. This is also now prevalent in eastern North America.

This flowering plant has a unique look because of its black speckles on the petals resembling a tiger’s spots. However, the flowers have no scent.

This beautiful flower symbolizes pride and wealth.

6. Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower/Red Sunflower)

Tithonia Mexican Sunflower Red Sunflower - Flowers that Start with T
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  • Botanical name: Tithonia (Tithonia Diversifolia & Tithonia Rotundifolia)
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: July to September

Tithonia is a genus of plants belonging to the sunflower family known as Asteraceae. Among the species is the Mexican Sunflower, which is considered as the Japanese Chrysanthemum. This plant is a kind of weed that quickly grows in tropical regions all over the world.

This flowering plant has an average height of 6 feet to 9 feet. It has upright and woody shrubs. Stalks produce orange, red, yellow (or a combination) flowers that resemble the look of the common sunflower. The only difference is that it has shorter petals and smaller disc florets.

It is a beautiful plant that symbolizes loyalty, faith and adoration.

7. Trachelium

  • Botanical name: Trachelium
  • Plant Type: Perennial/Annual
  • Bloom time: March to November

Trachelium is a flowering plant in the Campanulaceae family with more than three species, and these include Trachelium Caeruleum, Trachelium × Halteratum and Trachelium Lanceolatum. Most species are cultivated as an ornamental plant.

Trachelium Caeruleum, which is more known as Blue Throatwort, is among the popular species. It produces beautiful but tiny bluish purple to violet flowers. The epithet “caeruleum” refers to dark blue.

This genus represents neglected beauty.

8. Trillium (Birthroot)

Trillium Birthroot - Flowers that Start with T
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  • Botanical name: Trillium
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: May to June

Belonging to the Melanthiaceae family, Trillium is a genus of flowering plants native to southern and eastern North America. It is well recognized by its three-petalled white flowers.

One of the species of this is Birthroot, also known as Birthwort, Wakerobin, and Tri-Flower. It is a perennial herb that grows from rhizomes that have large leaf-like bracts and eventually bloom flowers.

Apart from the common white color, this plant also produces variants of other colors, such as pink, red and light purple.

This flowering plant symbolizes elegance and precision.

9. Triplet Lily

Triplet Lily - Flowers that Start with T
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  • Botanical name: Triteleia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: June to July

Triplet Lily, botanically known as Triteleia, is a genus of monocotyledon plants that produce lily or lavender colored flowers that look like common lilies. This is native to some parts of North America, particularly from California in the US to British Columbia in Canada. 

This perennial flowering plant is made up of tall stems topped with smaller stalks. When summer arrives, it blossoms six-pointed, star-shaped bluish purple flowers.

10. Tritonia (Flame Freesia)

  • Botanical name: Tritonia/Tritonia Crocata
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: May to June

Also known as Flame Freesia, Tritonia is a genus of flowering plants that belongs to the iris family. It is very common around southern Africa and the western South Africa.

This small bulbous plant grows in an abundant inflorescence. Its leaves are fan-like in shape, while flowers are beautiful in orange (almost brown) or yellow and have a sweet smell, most especially at night.

The word “triton” is the Latin word for weatherwave. It refers to the random arrangement of its stamens.

11. Trollius (Globeflower)

  • Botanical name: Trollius/Trollius europaeus
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: May to June

Trollius Europaeus, which is most widely known by the English name Globeflower, is a flowering plant species of Trollius that belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. It is usually found and well cultivated in west Asia and Europe, particularly Bulgaria.

This plant produces pretty yellow or white flowers. It is called a Globeflower for its first blossom looks like the shape of a globe, before it finally opens showing the bright yellow stamens. This typically grows in heavy and wet clay soils.

Its genus name comes from the word “trollblume”, which means globular flower. It also symbolizes gratitude.

12. Tulip

Tulip Tulipa - Flowers that Start with T
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  • Botanical name: Tulipa
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: March to May/Spring

Tulip is a spring bloomer that is widely known and a favorite of many people from around the world. It is a herbaceous, and bulbiferous perennial geophytes that belongs to the lily family Liliaceae.

There are many wide fields of this beautiful flower in certain parts of the world. One of the famous destinations for Tulips is the Netherlands (Holland).

You can cultivate any variants of this plant as it comes with a wide range of colors, such as yellow, orange, red, pink, violet, white. Some flowers have two colors. 

Each color has also different representations or symbols. Red tulips symbolize deep, true, and undying love, while white represents purity. Orange signifies passion and energy, and purple means royalty.

Its genus name comes from the Persian/Turkish word “tulbend“, which is translated as turban because the shape is similar to turban.

13. Thyme

Thyme Thymus Vulgaris - Flowers that Start with T
  • Botanical name: Thymus Vulgaris
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: June to August

Thymus Vulgaris is the generic or scientific name of one of the most common herbs called Thyme, which is also known as Garden Thyme and German Thyme. This flowering plant comes from the mint family Lamiaceae, and is native to southern Europe.

Classified as perennial, this plant is a type of bushy, woody-based evergreen shrub. It has small, aromatic, greyish green leaves. In early summer, it produces purple (some are pink) flowers.

It represents strength, courage, thrift, and good sleep.

14. Toadflax

Toadflax Linaria Vulgaris - Flowers that Start with T
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  • Botanical name: Linaria Vulgaris
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: June to October

Toadflax, also known as Yellow Toadflax or Egg-and-Butter, is a flowering plant with distinguished flowers in yellow and white. It is native to Siberia, Europe, and Central Asia.

The Latin word “linus” means linen or flax, while “vulgaris” is a specific epithet that means common.

This flowering plant symbolizes presumption.


These flowers that start with T are no doubt tantalizing in their own special ways. Regardless of the symbols and origins are important, if they can create a beautiful surrounding and be used for different uses, they are perfect choices.