Flower Types


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Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock."
~Henry Ward Beecher~

Nature's way of making the planet more beautiful is by decorating it with beautiful flowers. Planet Earth is full of many types of flowers; every country has been splashed with the colors of vibrant flowers. The element of diversity in all the types of flowers is due to difference in geographic and climatic conditions. Therefore some countries can boast of some particular type of flower while the others cannot.

Flowers can be broadly divided into types according to seasons. Such seasonal flower types are summer flowers, winter flowers, autumn and spring flowers. These flowers bloom in their individual season and wither away with the onset of a new season. This is because all flowers and plants cannot germinate under all kinds of conditions. However some flowers do bloom in more than one season and are not season-specific. Thus flowers can also be divided into annuals, biennials and perennials. Annuals grow regularly once a year, biennials finish their life span in two seasons where as perennials grow all year long.

One can also divide flowers into types according to its corolla. Flowers can be

  • Sympetalous - when the petals are wholly or partly joined
  • Polypetalous- when the petals are not joined
  • Actinomorphic- when they have radial symmetry
  • Zygomorphic- when they have bilateral symmetry.

There are few types of flower families, they are:-

Poppy family flowers

Rose family flowers

  • Cruciform flowers

There are many types of different flowers of various shapes:-

Funnel shaped flowers

Tubular flowers

Campanulate flowers

  • Bilabiate flowers
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