6 “Yappy” Yielding Flowers That Start With Y

“Hey bud, how’s it growing?”
“Just wanted to say aloe!”
“Don’t stop beleafing.”
“I love you a lily more each day.”

​Flowers are very symbolic as they’ve been commonly used to show affection and express unspoken thoughts. These are also a part of life and like humans they live, grow, multiply and as much as possible prevent from dying too soon. Some flowers are easy to care, others are not. Fortunately, many of the flowers that start with Y are not that difficult to nourish. Let’s take a look of them and see their beauty and unique features.

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6 “Yappy” Yielding Flowers That Start With Y

1. Yarrow

Yarrow Achillea Millefolium
  • Botanical name: Achillea Millefolium
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Late Spring, Early Summer

Yarrow is a perennial plant that produces clusters of small, beautiful flowers. Other names known are Nosebleed Plant, Thousand-Leaf, Old Man’s Pepper, Devil’s Nettle, Soldier’s Woundwort, and Milfoil. This belongs to the Asteraceae family, and is native to temperate areas, which include North America, Europe and the northern part of Asia. It is easily cultivated in dry and wet places; thus, easy to grow from almost anywhere.

Erect and herbaceous, this plant grows with multiple stems that extend from 6 inches to 3 feet. It has spreading rhizomes with evenly distributed leaves that are long, feathery, bipinnate (or tripinnate) and spirally arranged. Its inflorescence consists of 4 to 9 phyllaries. Both disk and ray florets bloom in white to pink colors. They are sweet scented, having the same fragrance as chrysanthemums.

This flowering plant symbolizes inspiration and healing. Because of this representation, it’s a good choice to hand out to someone you wish to get well.

2. Yellow Archangel (Aluminium Plant)

Yellow Archangel Aluminium Plant Lamium Galeobdolon
  • Botanical name: Lamium Galeobdolon
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: June

Yellow Archangel is known by other common names, which are Aluminium Plant, Yellow Weasel-Snout and Artillery Plant. It’s a perennial flowering plant with huge leaves and uniquely shaped yellow flowers in axial clusters. From a distance, the flowers look like birds. They grow in whorls in a terminal spike. In addition, there are 2 short and 2 long stamens, 5 lobes in the calyx, fused carpels and petals. This is why it’s classified as a zygomorphic type of flower.

This plant is a member of the Lamiaceae family, which is a mint family. It is very common in Europe, since it is its origin. It is easily spread and cultivated in western part of Asia too.

3. Yellow Bell (Golden Trumpet/Allamanda)

Yellow Bell Golden Trumpet Allamanda Cathartica 1
  • Botanical name: Allamanda Cathartica
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring

One of the most popular flowering shrubs that are easy to grow and care is the Yellow Bell. This is also known as Golden Trumpet or Golden Trump Flower, Trumpetvine, Yellow Root Flower, Buttercup Flower, and Loceng Flower. It belongs to the Apocynaceae family, and is native to Brazil. 

This plant is tolerant to extreme heat and drought. It can even withstand the hot temperature of summer. For this, it thrives well in tropical regions, specifically southeast Asia and South America. In Canóvanas, Puerto Rico, it is the official flower and locally called Canario Amarillo.

Taking care of this plant is not difficult as it easily grows. In fact, it reaches up to 20 feet. Pruning is encouraged to keep it more manageable.

The scientific name Allamanda was derived from Frederic-Louis Allamand, a Swiss planter.

4. Yellow-Eyed Grass

Yellow Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium Californicum 1
  • Botanical name: Sisyrinchium Californicum
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: July to August

Yellow-Eyed Grass is a rhizomatous perennial herb that is native to the west part of North America, which ranges from California, USA to British Columbia in Canada. This is often popular in coastal areas.

Throughout the process of growth and maturity, this flowering plant forms a pale or light green, non-waxy stems that can reach up to 2 feet in height. It has flat, narrow and grass-like leaves. Its herbage turns black or dark brown when it dries. And as for the flowers, it has 6 tepals in bright yellow with brown veining and yellow-orange stamens.

5. Yellowhorn

Yellowhorn Xanthoceras Sorbifolium

Yellowhorn Xanthoceras Sorbifolium via Flickr.com

  • Botanical name: Xanthoceras Sorbifolium
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: May to June

Xanthoceras is a genus name that means “yellow horn”, which is why it’s most commonly called Yellowhorn. This is also known as Goldenhorn, Shiny Leafy Yellowhorn and Chinese Flowering Chestnut. It belongs to the soapberry family Sapindaceae, and is native to China, particularly the northern provinces.

It is a deciduous perennial and multi-stemmed shrub that grows up to 26 feet. It matures with pinnate alternately arranged leaves with leaflets. During late spring to summer, it blooms beautiful five-petalled, star-shaped flowers. The florets are white with red or yellow stain-like color in the middle. Apart from its seeds, both the flowers and leaves are edible.

The genus name of this plant is derived from the Greek words “xanthos” (yellow) and “keras” (horn, which refers to the hornlike features between petals).

Yellowhorn is easy to maintain when planted in well-drained and loamy soil. It requires full sun, and tolerates drought.

6. Yucca

Yucca Filamentosa
  • Botanical name: Yucca Filamentosa
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer to Early Fall

Belonging to the Asparagaceae family, Yucca is a genus of shrubs and trees. There are about 40 to 50 species grown throughout different regions of the world. This is native to the Caribbean and the hot and dry areas of South Americas.

What makes Yucca standout and popular is its rosettes of evergreen sword-shaped leaves and large clusters of upside-down white flowers, which are also edible. It is known as an ornamental plant in both home and commercial gardens.

This plant symbolizes purification, protection and transmutation based on Native Americans beliefs.

Which among these flowers that start with Y captivate your interest the most?

Hoang Quang

Hello! I’m Quang Hoang and Grow Gardener is my little nook for all the adventures, and occasional misadventures, on my journey in gardening! As I continue to awaken life in little seeds and struggle to keep flora alive, I’ll be here sharing with all of you what I’ve learned! Join me in my little garden, and let’s grow together.

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