Limonium Name Meaning and Symbolism (Sea Lavender; Statice)

Also known as Caspia, or Marsh-Rosemary, Limonium is a genus of 120 different species, hailing from the leadwort family. They can be found across the world, but the greatest diversity belongs to the area between the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, and the middle of Asia, where over a hundred species can be found. Limonium At A Glance Limoniums are lovely … Read More

Eustoma Name Meaning and Symbolism (Lisianthus; Prairie Gentian)

Eustoma is a very small plant genus, made of three different species, all of which belong to the Gentian plant family, Gentianaceae.  These plants hail from South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and southern states of the US. Classified as tender perennials, these plants can be treated as bedding plants in colder parts of the world, where they will still add … Read More

Lantana Name Meaning and Symbolism (Shrub Verbena)

Part of the Verbenaceae plant family, you’ll find about 150 different perennial plants within the Lantana genus. They come from tropical parts of both Africa and the Americas and have been introduced in other warm areas. Most verbenas that belong to the Lantana genus grow as shrubs, but you will find a few herbaceous perennials in this group, too. At … Read More

Lilium Name Meaning and Symbolism (Lily)

Lilium is a genus of flowering perennials which grow from bulbs. There are between 80 and 100 plants in the genus, depending on how you classify them, and all belong to the lily plant family, Liliaceae. All plants within the genus are classed as true lilies. Those that mention lily in their name but aren’t part of this particular genus … Read More

Red Spider Lily (Lycoris) Facts And Symbolism

One flower which is certain to stop you in your tracks is the red spider lily, for its spider-like petals and whimsical anthers, appearing at the very top of a long, robust stem.  As this plant is so unusual, it may not come as a surprise to learn that there’s a lot of symbolism behind the flowers, too. At A … Read More

List Of Flower Names Beginning With L

Lamb’s Ear Known as Stachys byzantia, the lamb’s ear plant is a silvery perennial which is famed for its soft foliage, covered in white down.  It’s a very easy plant to grow. In fact, the trouble you’ll have with it is that it will spread quickly, and you’ll need to divide it. Lamb’s ear prefers full sunlight in well-draining soil, … Read More

Lilacs: Plant and Flower Varieties, How To Grow and Plant Care

The lilac plant, also known as Syringa vulgaris, grows as a large shrub or tree, and this member of the olive family produces fantastically fragrant purple or white flowers. The perfume of lilac is unmistakable, striking that delicate balance between being strong but not overwhelming, able to linger and travel.  The blooms themselves brighten anywhere you choose to put them, … Read More

Lavender: Flower Varieties, How To Grow & Plant Care

Lavender is one of the most versatile plants around, not only for its benefits and uses, but also for its signature scent and beautiful flowers. Even if you don’t happen to notice them at first glance, your nose will recognize them.  They’re perfect both for indoors and in the garden, especially if you want a highly fragrant garden in the … Read More

Lotus Flower: Different Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

To many cultures, the lotus flower is a holy symbol, and it is entrenched in symbolism. There are only two species of lotus that are living today that we know of, Nelumbo nucifera, and Nelumbo lutea, or hybrids of the two. The lotus is an ancient species of plant, and fossils have been found in North America and Eurasia dating … Read More

Lupine Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Lupins, or lupines, form unusual flowers which are arranged in a tower-shape, and are usually bicolored. You might also see the resemblance to the flower of a pea, as they are part of the same plant family, Fabaceae. The foliage is also pretty impressive, with fan-shaped leaves.  With most varieties, these plants will get bigger and better year after year, … Read More

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