Florists, gardeners, and nature lovers all appreciate the diversity of the flowers that grow around the world. However, with the vast diversity, unique features, and the number of species, cultivars, and hybrids out there, it can be challenging to sort through all of the flowers to find one’s favorites. That’s why we’re working our way through the flowers of the world, letter by letter, to help you discover new blooms in a fun and different way. To discover 50 beautiful flowers that start with the letter E – along with photographs, descriptions, fun facts, symbolic meanings, and native range – keep reading!
- 50 Beautiful Flowers That Start the Letter E
- 1. Easter Cactus
- 2. Easter Lily
- 3. Eastern Bluestar
- 4. Eastern Red Columbine
- 5. Eastern Redbud
- 6. Echinacea
- 7. Echinops
- 8. Edelweiss
- 9. Egyptian Star Cluster
- 10. Elderberry
- 11. Elephant Bush
- 12. Elephant Ear
- 13. Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox
- 14. English Daisy
- 15. English Ivy
- 16. English Lavender
- 17. English Rose
- 18. Epacris
- 19. Epimedium
- 20. Epiphyllum
- 21. Eranthis
- 22. Eremurus
- 23. Erica
- 24. Erigeron
- 25. Erodium
- 26. Eryngium
- 27. Erythrina
- 28. Eschscholzia
- 29. Eucomis
- 30. Eucryphia
- 31. Eulalia Grass
- 32. Eupatorium
- 33. Euphorbia
- 34. Euphrasia
- 35. Euryops
- 36. Eustoma
- 37. Evening Primrose
- 38. Evening Star
- 39. Evening Stock
- 40. Evergreen Alkanet
- 41. Evergreen Candytuft
- 42. Evergreen Clematis
- 43. Evergreen Honeysuckle
- 44. Evergreen Huckleberry
- 45. Everlasting Daisy
- 46. Everlasting Flower
- 47. Everlasting Pea
- 48. Exacum
- 49. Exotic Love Vine
- 50. Eye of the Tiger
- Flowers That Start With E FAQs:
- E Is For Eclectic Elegance
50 Beautiful Flowers That Start With the Letter ‘E’:
1. Easter Cactus
The Easter cactus is truly an epiphyte (and sometimes a lithophyte) as they most commonly grow from the sides of trees in Brazil’s rainforest. (They also sometimes grow out of rocky outcroppings.)
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ form rosette-shaped clumps of fleshy, segmented stems with rounded notches along the sides of each stem. Flowers bud from areoles at the ends of these stems. The flowers are crimson red with bright-yellow stamens. The flowers open up with star-like splayed petals at the ends of their tubular structures.
They tend to bloom in springtime, near the Easter holiday, hence the common name.
|Scientific Name:||Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri (aka Hatiora gaertneri, Schlumbergera gaetneri)|
|Native Range:||Southern Brazil|
2. Easter Lily
With clumps of ovate leaves and sturdy, circular, reedy stems, Easter lily plants grow to be about a meter (3.25 feet) tall. At the tops of their stems, they produce large, trumpet-shaped flowers that are pure white. From the flowers’ centers, they produce greenish stamens with golden tips.
Easter lilies have a strong association with Christianity and a rich history of symbolism in the religion. They symbolize the resurrection of Jesus Christ and were also said to have sprouted in the garden of Gethsemane where drops of Jesus’s sweat fell during prayer. Christian churches are often decorated with Easter lilies throughout Lent and the Easter season.
|Scientific Name:||Lilium longiflorum|
|Native Range:||Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Taiwan, and the Philippines|
3. Eastern Bluestar
A member of the Apocynaceae (dogbane) plant family, eastern bluestar is native to the United States. It’s an herbaceous perennial that grows in erect clumps of stems with green, lanceolate leaves. The plants can grow to be about three feet tall and produce round clusters of star-shaped, powder-blue flowers. Common names include the blue dogbane, willow Amsonia, and woodland bluestar.
|Scientific Name:||Amsonia tabernaemontana|
|Native Range:||Central and eastern United States (except Florida and Mississippi) and Nevada|
4. Eastern Red Columbine
Another North American native, the eastern red columbine, belongs to the Ranunculaeae (buttercup) plant family. Like other columbine species, the eastern red columbine features spurred flowers. They can grow to be about three feet in height and produce copious, nodding yellow blossoms that are spurred with a deep shade of red.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ help to support several native hummingbirds, bees, finches, buntings, moths, and butterflies, and it acts as a host plant for the larvae of columbine duskywings.
In the language of flowers, red columbines symbolize feeling anxious and trembling.
|Scientific Name:||Aquilegia canadensis|
|Native Range:||North-central and northeastern Mexico, eastern and central United States, and south-central and southeastern Canada|
|Flowering Season:||Late winter to early summer (depending on location)|
5. Eastern Redbud
A perennial, deciduous tree that grows to be between 15 and 30 feet tall, the eastern redbud has a brownish-maroon trunk and produces a proliferation of red-colored buds and pink-colored flower blossoms each spring, putting on a dazzling show.
Following the flowers, the tree produces pea-pod-like fruits that dangle from the branches and can be eaten raw or cooked. The eastern redbud’s flowers are also edible and high in vitamin C. They taste slightly sour and can be added to salads, bread, or pancakes for a pop of color and tartness. The twigs can also be used to produce a natural yellow dye.
|Scientific Name:||Cercis canadensis|
|Native Range:||Eastern and south-central United States and Eastern Mexico|
Commonly called echinacea, hedgehog coneflower, or eastern purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea is an herbaceous perennial that belongs to the Asteraceae (aster, daisy, sunflower, or composite) plant family.
The plants grow in clumps of stems with lanceolate leaves. Flowers are produced on terminal capitulae and consist of cone-shaped protuberance of yellow florets surrounded by a circle of purple ligulate florets.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ attract both butterflies and bees and offer a wide array of powerful health benefits. Often taken as an herbal supplement or brewed in herbal tea, echinacea helps to support the immune system. Traditionally, echinacea has been used to treat several different medical issues.
|Scientific Name:||Echinacea purpurea|
|Native Range:||Eastern and central United States|
|Flowering Season:||Midsummer to the first frost|
A member of the Asteraceae plant family, the Echinops genus contains 218 accepted species of herbaceous flowering plants commonly called globe thistles. This name refers to the spherical shape of the spiky flower heads. The plants have spiny leaves, and the blossoms are typically blue or white in color. These plants host the Larinus vulpes species of weevil. Globe thistles symbolize nobility and independence. In the language of flowers, they represent austerity.
|Scientific Name:||Echinops spp.|
|Native Range:||Europe, Asia, and Northern and Central Africa|
Although they are members of the Asteraceae plant family – the family of your typical daisies and sunflowers – edelweiss flowers are not very typical in appearance. White hairs cover edelweiss leaves and flowers, giving the clumps a woolly appearance.
In the wild, the flowers typically grow no taller than eight inches. In controlled cultivation, they can reach twice that size. Each flower head has about five or six small, round clusters of yellow florets called spikelets. These are surrounded by more prominent bracts that are fuzzy and white and have a double-starred formation.
Edelweiss flowers are strongly associated with the Alps and the ruggedness of the region. They are commonly represented in artwork, architectural embellishments, and textiles of the area. These flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ also took on additional symbolic meanings during the First and Second World Wars.
|Scientific Name:||Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum|
|Flowering Season:||Spring to early summer|
9. Egyptian Star Cluster
A member of the Rubiaceae (madder) plant family, the Egyptian star cluster is a flowering, perennial subshrub. It produces lush, ovate leaves with prominent veins and rounded, four-inch clusters of petite star-shaped flowers. The flowers bloom in several shades of red, pink, light purple, and white.
They attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, and it is a popular choice for growing in butterfly gardens, especially. On sturdy stems, the flower clusters are also long-lasting in bouquets of cut flowers.
|Scientific Name:||Pentas lanceolata|
|Native Range:||Eastern central Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Bangladesh|
|Flowering Season:||Throughout summer|
A member of Adoxaceae (moschatel) plant family, the Sambucus genus contains just 22 accepted species of flowering shrubs commonly called elderberry. They grow naturally across every continent’s temperate and subtropical regions, except Antarctica. The shrubs have attractive foliage and produce clusters of small, starry flowers in shades of white and cream with a slightly lavender tint.
Elderberry, however, is most noted for its copious bunches of almost-black berries that are used to create elderberry juice which is widely used as a natural dye and food additive. While the cooked berries are edible and even offer several benefits in herbal medicine, the raw berries and every other part of the plant are toxic.
For more, see our in-depth guide to popular flowers that are toxic to cats, dogs, and other pets.
|Scientific Name:||Sambucus spp.|
|Native Range:||Every continent except Antarctica|
|Flowering Season:||Late spring to early summer|
11. Elephant Bush
A member of the Didieraceae plant family, Portulacaria afra is a species of subshrub or small tree that is commonly known as an elephant bush, purslane tree, or porkbush.
These plants have soft wood and are evergreen. They typically grow to be between 15 and 30 feet in height. They have fleshy, succulent-like leaves that are small and round. When in bloom, they produce star-shaped flowers in light, pinkish-white.
Elephant bush is commonly planted for its ornamental value, but it is also edible and has many uses in traditional medicine as a salve to treat skin conditions. Be sure not to confuse the elephant bush with a jade plant, as the two look similar, because the jade is toxic.
|Scientific Name:||Portulacaria afra|
|Native Range:||Eastern and southern coastal Africa|
|Flowering Season:||Late spring to early summer|
12. Elephant Ear
A member of the Araceae (arum) plant family, the Colocasia esculenta is a perennial, flowering plant commonly called elephant ears due to their large, elephant-ear-sized leaves that can be more than 15 inches long and nine inches across.
The plants also produce white to tangerine-colored blossoms that feature a similarly shaped bract and inflorescence as those produced by other arums like calla lilies.
These plants are most commonly grown as root vegetables that produce taro corms used in various dishes and flavorings.
|Scientific Name:||Colocasia esculenta|
|Native Range:||Southeastern Asia|
|Flowering Season:||Year-round in its native habitat, otherwise it rarely flowers|
13. Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox
The perennial ‘Emerald Blue’ variety of Phlox subulata has a creeping growth habit that leads its evergreen masses to cover the ground with beautiful mats of flowers in a pretty shade of periwinkle or lavender blue.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ attracts butterflies and are popular for planting in rock gardens, on rock walls, along slopes, as edging in borders, and as ground cover anywhere you would like to grow a carpet of color. Just be sure to plant in full sunlight to keep the plant healthy and growing.
|Scientific Name:||Phlox subulata ‘Emerald Blue’|
|Native Range:||Eastern and central United States and Canada|
|Flowering Season:||Mid to late spring|
14. English Daisy
Often referred to as the English daisy, common daisy, lawn daisy, or simply a daisy, Bellis perennis is a member of the Asteraceae plant family and the flower you most likely picture when you think about daisies.
Its inflorescence consists of yellow, disc florets surrounded by white ray florets, creating a perfectly cheerful-looking, circular flowerhead. In the Victorian language of flowers, these daisies symbolize innocence.
|Scientific Name:||Bellis perennis|
|Native Range:||Europe, central Asia, and the Mediterranean|
|Flowering Season:||Mid-spring through early summer|
15. English Ivy
A member of the Araliaceae plant family, Hedera helix is a species of flowering vine commonly called English ivy, common ivy, European ivy, or just ivy for short. English ivy produces umbels of small, greenish-white flowers.
The plant, however, is most widely grown for its attractive, emerald-green, fast-growing, evergreen foliage that can climb or trail up to 100 feet. In the language of flowers, ivy symbolizes marriage and fidelity.
|Scientific Name:||Hedera helix|
|Native Range:||Europe and western Asia|
|Flowering Season:||Early to mid-fall|
16. English Lavender
The shrubs grow in clumps and can reach up to six and a half feet in height. They are widely grown and used for their intense yet pleasantly fragrant purple flowers, which attract butterflies and bees. The flowers are used in herbal medicine and aromatherapy for their calming benefits.
They are also popularly used to flavor foods and desserts and for their fragrance in various scented products. In the Victorian language of flowers, lavender symbolizes distrust.
|Scientific Name:||Lavandula angustifolia|
|Native Range:||Spain, France, and Italy|
|Flowering Season:||Late spring through early summer|
17. English Rose
Rosa is a genus containing 268 accepted species of plants commonly called roses. The genus belongs to the Rosaceae (rose) plant family within the Rosoideae subfamily and the Roseae tribe. English roses were first cultivated in 1969 by a professional breeder, David Austin.
These flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ produce beautifully large double blossoms with thick, peony-like ruffles of petals in various colors, including purple, red, yellow, orange, pink, coral, and white. In the language of flowers, roses generally represent love. However, every color and type of rose has a different meaning.
|Scientific Name:||Rosa spp.|
|Native Range:||The temperate regions of North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia|
|Flowering Season:||Late spring to early fall, depending on the species|
They produce simple leaves and rows of pendulous, tubular, or skinny, bell-shaped flowers along the leaf axils toward the ends of the shrub’s woody branches. The flowers are generally magenta or crimson in color with white or light-pink lobes at their ends.
|Scientific Name:||Epacris spp.|
|Native Range:||Central and Eastern Australia, New Caledonia, and New Zealand|
|Flowering Season:||Late fall to late spring|
Epimedium is a genus of 64 accepted species of herbaceous perennials that belong to the Berberidaceae (barberry) plant family. These plants are commonly called barrenwort, horny goat weed, yin yang huo, fairy wings, and bishop’s hat.
These intriguing flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ can be evergreen or deciduous and vary significantly among species in terms of their growth habits, leaf shapes, and inflorescences. The flowers, however, tend to have four inner and outer sepals and spurs. They’re usually greenish, yellow, or white in color and, sometimes, pink or red.
|Scientific Name:||Epimedium spp.|
|Native Range:||Mostly China and a few species in the Mediterranean region|
|Flowering Season:||Spring to late summer|
A member of the Cactaceae (cactus) plant family within the Cactoideae subfamily and Hylocereeae Trive, Epiphyllum is a genus containing ten accepted species of flowering plants commonly called orchid cacti, climbing cacti, or leaf cacti.
These plants are epiphytic, meaning they grow from the sides of trees. They form aerial root systems and lush, ovate leaves in a deep, glossy green. They produce large flowers that can be between three and six inches in diameter. The flowers are generally cup-shaped, but the arrangement of petals and sepals can vary between species. They can be white, cream, yellow, pink, red, or purple.
|Scientific Name:||Epiphyllum spp.|
|Native Range:||Mexico, Central America, and northern and eastern South America|
|Flowering Season:||Spring and summer|
A member of the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) plant family, the Eranthis genus contains 12 accepted species of flowering, herbaceous perennials that are commonly called winter aconite (because they blossom in late winter and resemble flowers of the Aconitum genus).
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ grow to be about eight inches in height and form clumps of green, rosette-shaped foliage. The flowers are cup-shaped with six elongated petals each and clusters of fuzzy, yellow stamens at their centers.
|Scientific Name:||Eranthis spp.|
|Native Range:||Asia and the Mediterranean|
|Flowering Season:||Late winter and early spring|
Fifty-nine accepted species of flowering, deciduous perennials commonly called desert candles or foxtail lilies belong to the Eremurus genus within the Asphodelaceae plant family and the Asphodeloideae subfamily.
Flowers of this genus are popularly grown for the ornamental value of their showy, cone-shaped flower racemes that can grow to be up to eight feet tall. The spikes contain vibrant, tiny flowers in shades of orange, yellow, pink, and white. They’re pretty fragrant, make lovely cut flowers, and also sway in the wind.
|Scientific Name:||Eremurus spp.|
|Native Range:||Western and central Asia and eastern Europe|
|Flowering Season:||Late spring through early summer|
A whopping 839 accepted species of flowering, evergreen plants commonly called heather, heat, or broom belong to the Erica plant genus within the Ericaceae plant family, Ericoideae subfamily, and Ericeae tribe. Most species are short shrubs. Although, some can be taller, with the tallest species (Erica scoparia) reaching more than 20 feet in height.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ produce spiny, needle-like leaves and rows of flowers along spikes or terminal umbels. The flowers are cup-shaped, bell-shaped, or tubular, typically hanging downward from the branches in shades ranging from deep pink to white.
|Scientific Name:||Erica spp.|
|Native Range:||Europe, the Middle East, and Africa|
|Flowering Season:||Early spring to fall|
Erigon plants are closely related to common daisies and old-world asters, commonly referred to as fleabanes. They can be annual, perennial, or biennial and produce erect, branched stems from which abundant flowers blossom.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ are produced in groups, and all flowers have yellow disc florets surrounded by yellow, pink, lavender, or white ray florets. Some species have no ray florets.
|Scientific Name:||Erigeron spp.|
|Native Range:||Cosmopolitan (highest concentration of native species in North America)|
|Flowering Season:||Late spring through early fall|
They can be annual or perennial and produce clusters of five-petaled flowers in purple, pink, and white. They are cousins of the better-known plants of the Geranium and Pelargonium genera and strongly resemble these flowers.
|Scientific Name:||Erodium spp.|
|Native Range:||Europe, Asia, northern Africa, Australia, western and southern South America, the southwestern United States, and northern Mexico.|
|Flowering Season:||Mid-spring to early fall|
A member of the Apiaceae (celery, carrot, or parsley) plant family within the Apiodieae subfamily and the Saniculeae tribe, Eryngium is a genus containing 248 accepted species of herbaceous plants that are commonly referred to as sea holly or eryngo. Sea hollies can be either annual or perennial.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ have spiny leaves and equally spiny flower bracts that surround umbels of blue or silver-tinted, thistle-like flowers. These symbols of admiration attract bees and butterflies and are also fantastic for dried flower arrangements.
|Scientific Name:||Eryngium spp.|
|Native Range:||Worldwide but mostly South America|
|Flowering Season:||Late spring through summer|
A member of the Fabaceae (pea) plant family within the Faboideae subfamily and the Phaseoleae tribe, the Erythrina genus contains 123 accepted species of flowering trees that are sometimes commonly called coral trees or flame trees in reference to their bright-red blossoms. Despite the commonality of its red flowers, some Erythrina trees produce flowers in shades of yellow, salmon, orange, white, or green.
|Scientific Name:||Scientific Name: Erythrina spp.|
|Native Range:||Tropical and subtropical regions of North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia|
|Flowering Season:||Early spring to early summer|
The Eschscholzia genus contains 15 accepted species of flowering, annual and perennial plants that belong to the Papaveraceae (poppy) plant family in the Papveroideae subfamily and the Eschscholzieae tribe.
The plants are comprised of mainly basal foliage. They produce fluttery, four-petaled flowers in vibrant shades of yellow or orange. California claims the most popular species, the Eschscholzia californica (California poppy), as its state flower.
|Scientific Name:||Eschscholzia spp.|
|Native Range:||Western United States and Northern Mexico|
|Flowering Season:||Spring through fall, depending on the species|
A member of the Asparagaceae (asparagus) plant family within the Scilloideae subfamily, the Eucomis genus contains 13 accepted species of flowering, bulbous perennials that are commonly called pineapple lilies or pineapple flowers.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ form rosettes of sturdy, basal leaves. Stout stems erupt from the center of the leaves, and star-shaped flowers in green, white, or red cover the central stem, which is topped with a pom-pom-like tuft of green-colored bracts. The unusual inflorescence resembles the shape of a pineapple.
|Scientific Name:||Eucomis spp.|
|Native Range:||Southern Africa|
Just seven accepted species of large, flowering shrubs and trees belong to the Eucryphia genus of the Cunoniaceae plant family. The woody plants are primarily evergreen, with the exception of one deciduous species.
They form ovate or pinnate leaves in clusters grouped toward the ends of the branches. Flowers form with white, fluttery petals and a swathe of orange or yellow stamens and styles at their centers. The genus contains an additional three species which are now extinct.
|Scientific Name:||Eucryphia spp.|
|Native Range:||Southern South America, Eastern Australia, and Tasmania|
|Flowering Season:||Late summer or early fall|
31. Eulalia Grass
Miscanthus sinensis (commonly called eulalia grass or Chinese silver grass) belongs to the Poaceae (grass) plant family within the Panicoideae subfamily. It forms dense clumps that can grow to 30 inches tall.
They produce plumes of showy, feathery flowers held above the foliage to sway in the breeze. They can be purple, silvery, white, pink, or cream-colored, and they are a popular ornamental plant that can also make excellent dried flower arrangements.
|Scientific Name:||Miscanthus sinensis|
|Native Range:||Eastern Asia|
|Flowering Season:||Late summer to late winter|
A member of the Asteraceae plant family within the Asteroideae subfamily and Eupatorieae tribe, the Eupatorium genus contains 65 accepted species of flowering shrubs and herbaceous perennials that are commonly called bonesets, snakeroots, or thoroughworts.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ produce toothed, lanceolate foliage that grows outward in starburst patterns from the central stems. The inflorescences are umbel-shaped with small, whispy flowers in shades ranging from white to deep pink. In the language of flowers, the eupatorium symbolizes delay.
|Scientific Name:||Eupatorium spp.|
|Native Range:||Primarily the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in addition to a small region in central Brazil|
|Flowering Season:||Early summer to mid-fall|
Euphorbia is a genus of 2,101 accepted species of plants belonging to the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) plant family within the Euphorbioideae subfamily, the Euphorbieae tribe, and the Euphorbiinae subtribe. This genus contains a broad diversity of plants ranging from leafy annuals, cacti, and succulents to trees that grow to nearly 100 feet tall. Some of the most popular members of this genus include poinsettias and the crown of thorns plant (Euphorbia milii).
|Scientific Name:||Euphorbia spp.|
|Flowering Season:||Spring or summer|
The Euphrasia genus contains 215 accepted species of herbaceous flowering plants within the Rhinantheae tribe of the Orobanchaceae (broomrape) plant family. Euphrasia plants are hemiparasitic, as they derive much of their nutrition from the roots of neighboring grasses and other plants.
They produce purple or white flowers with a curled upper petal and larger, there-lobed lower lip. A yellow splotch marks each of the three primary petal lobes.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ are called eyebrights, which refers to using several species as a treatment for various eye ailments in herbal medicine.
|Flowering Season:||Late spring through late summer|
The Euryops genus contains 103 accepted species of herbaceous flowering plants within the Senecioneae tribe of the Asteroideae subfamily within the Asteraceae plant family. They produce tall stands of foliage with thin, almost fern-like foliage. The flowers are produced terminally. They are large and bright with golden disc florets surrounded by lemony yellow ray florets.
|Scientific Name:||Euryops spp.|
|Native Range:||The Arabian Peninsula, Horn of Africa, and Southern Africa|
|Flowering Season:||Early summer to mid-fall|
Eustoma is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Gentianaceae (gentian) plant family that are commonly called lisianthus. The rose-like flowers are pretty attractive and widely grown for their ornamental value.
The genus contains Eustoma russellianum, or the prairie gentian, which produces whorled, bell-shaped purple or white flowers and grows naturally in the central United States.
|Scientific Name:||Eustoma russellianum (aka Eustoma grandiflorum)|
|Native Range:||Central United States and Northeastern Mexico|
|Flowering Season:||Late spring to the first frost|
37. Evening Primrose
The Oenothera genus contains 157 accepted species of herbaceous flowering plants that belong to the Onagraceae (evening primrose) family within the Onogroideae subfamily and Onagreae tribe. While different species have their own various specific names, plants of the genus are commonly called evening primroses.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ are commonly yellow but can also be red, pink, purple, or white. The flowers are short-lived, opening up in the evening and withering by morning. In the language of flowers, the evening primrose symbolizes inconstancy.
|Scientific Name:||Oenothera spp.|
|Native Range:||North America and South America|
|Flowering Season:||Early summer to early fall|
38. Evening Star
A member of the Iridaceae (iris) plant family, the Hesperantha genus contains 89 accepted species of flowering plants that produce white, red, or purple star-shaped flowers with elegantly twirled stamens. In addition to the common names crimson flag and scarlet river lily, these plants are sometimes commonly referred to as evening stars because the god of Greek mythology, Hesperus, was associated with the planet Venus also known as the evening star.
|Scientific Name:||Hesperantha spp.|
|Flowering Season:||Late summer to first frost|
39. Evening Stock
Commonly called evening stock or night-scented stock, Matthiola longipetala belongs to the Brassicaceae (crucifers) plant family. The plant produces spindly racemes of four-petaled flowers that can be white to purple.
At night, they release a strong and sweet fragrance. These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ can be planted below a window or used in cut arrangements to enjoy their fragrance inside your home.
|Scientific Name:||Matthiola longipetala|
|Native Range:||Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Western Asia|
|Flowering Season:||Mid-spring through fall|
40. Evergreen Alkanet
Pentaglottis sempervirens is the only species of its genus within the Boraginaceae (borage) plant family. Its common names include evergreen alkanet, green alkanet, and evergreen bugloss. The perennial plant is bristly with spade-shaped evergreen foliage. It produces loose clusters of petite blue flowers.
|Scientific Name:||Pentaglottis sempervirens|
|Native Range:||France, Spain, and Portugal|
|Flowering Season:||Mid-spring to early summer|
41. Evergreen Candytuft
Iberis sempervirens is a flowering, herbaceous, perennial subshrub species belonging to the Brassicaceae (crucifer) plant family. The plant is woody and low-growing, with a spreading growth habit. It has lovely dark-green, evergreen foliage, producing large, round, flattened clusters of white, yellow-dotted flowers that attract butterflies. In the language of flowers, it symbolizes indifference.
|Scientific Name:||Iberis sempervirens|
|Native Range:||The Mediterranean region|
42. Evergreen Clematis
Clematis vitalba is a flowering, evergreen vine or climbing shrub of the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) plant family. It produces a proliferation of small, white flowers with a sweet fragrance that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ have a climbing habit and everlasting foliage, making it a beautiful privacy screen. In the language of flowers, evergreen clematis symbolizes poverty.
|Scientific Name:||Clematis vitalba|
|Native Range:||Europe and the Mediterranean region|
|Flowering Season:||Spring and winter|
43. Evergreen Honeysuckle
It produces glossy, green foliage and clusters of fragrant tubular flowers that are usually in a bright shade of scarlet with golden-yellow stamens peeking out from the slightly flared tips of the blooms.
They attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. These plants are flammable, so allowing them to climb your home or wooden fence is not recommended.
|Scientific Name:||Lonicera sempervirens|
|Native Range:||Southern, eastern, and central United States|
|Flowering Season:||Mid-spring to first frost|
44. Evergreen Huckleberry
These shrubs are lovely throughout the year. They produce fresh foliage in spring that is reddish-orange foliage and matures to green. The urn-shaped, pendulous flowers are white or pink, appear in clusters, and attract pollinators.
Black or blueberries, called huckleberries, follow the flowers and are popular for use in all sorts of foods.
|Scientific Name:||Vaccinium ovatum|
|Native Range:||Coastal British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California|
45. Everlasting Daisy
The Xerochrysum genus contains 13 accepted species of flowering plants of the Gnaphalieae tribe within the Asteroideae subfamily of the Asteraceae family. They produce daisy-like blooms with rows and rows of petals in shades of yellow, orange, and red.
Plants of this genus were given the common name everlasting daisy in reference to the ability of their flowers to retain their vibrant colors long after they’ve been dried. These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ are a trendy addition to dried floral arrangements and other designs.
|Scientific Name:||Xerochrysum spp.|
|Native Range:||Australia and Papua New Guinea|
|Flowering Season:||Spring to first frost|
46. Everlasting Flower
The plants produce flattened pannicles of tiny flowers in yellow, white, and pink shades. Several species are grown as ornamental plants, prized for their dried flowers, and used to produce an essential oil that smells sweet like honey.
In the language of flowers, it symbolizes never-ceasing remembrance.
|Scientific Name:||Helichrysum spp.|
|Native Range:||Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia|
|Flowering Season:||Late spring to first frost|
47. Everlasting Pea
A member of the Fabaceae (pea) plant family and Faboideae subfamily, Lathyrus latifolius is a species of herbaceous perennial that is commonly called the everlasting pea, perennial peavine, or broad-leaved everlasting pea. These stunning flowers that start with the letter E produce blue-green foliage and racemes containing four to 11 sweetly scented flowers. In the language of flowers, it symbolizes lasting pleasure.
|Scientific Name:||Lathyrus latifolius|
|Native Range:||Europe and parts of northern Africa|
|Flowering Season:||Mid-spring to late summer|
A member of the Gentianaceae (gentian) plant family, the Exacum genus contains 75 accepted species of flowering plants commonly called Persian violets. These plants form quaint mounds of spade-shaped foliage, bright-green buds, and elegant purple flowers with yellow centers. They have a sweet fragrance and are commonly grown in garden beds and containers.
|Scientific Name:||Exacum spp.|
|Native Range:||Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, southeastern Asia, and Australasia|
|Flowering Season:||Early spring through late summer|
49. Exotic Love Vine
A Convovulaceae (morning glory) plant family member, Ipomoea lobata is a perennial, flowering plant with a climbing growth habit. In addition to the exotic love vine, its common names include the Spanish flag, fire vine, and firecracker vine.
These beautiful flowers that start with the letter ‘E’ produce terminal racemes of chili-shaped flowers with a gradient color pattern that ranges from white toward the base to yellow to orange to red to dark purple at the tip.
|Scientific Name:||Ipomoea lobata|
|Native Range:||Southwestern Mexico|
|Flowering Season:||Early summer to first frost|
50. Eye of the Tiger
A member of the Iridaceae (iris) plant family, Tigridia pavonia is an herbaceous, bulbous perennial with lance-shaped leaves and triangular, three-petaled flower blossoms. The flowers are heavily spotted with crimson at their centers, giving them an eye-shaped pattern like that of a tiger’s coat. The flowers can be red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange.
|Scientific Name:||Tigridia pavonia|
|Native Range:||Mexico and Central America|
Flowers That Start With E FAQs:
What Are Some Popular Pink Flowers That Start With an E?
Some popular pink flowers that start with E include the evening primrose, erica, English daisies, and eustomias.
What Are Some Popular Red Flowers Beginning With E?
The most popular red-colored flowers that start with E include Euphorbia cyanthophora, everlasting daisies, Emilia flowers, and English daisies.
What Are Some Unique Flowers That Start With E?
There are ome unusual or unique flowers that begin with the letter E include Echinopsis, which grows on cacti and has spiny pink bracts and greenish-white central rays of flowers. Flowers of the Echium genus are also unique as they grow alien-looking groups of star-shaped flowers with long, slender, blue-tipped stamens.
Are There Any Rare or Endangered Flowers That Start With E?
There are several rare and endangered flowers that begin with the letter E, including the eastern dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium pusillum), Eaton’s beggar-ticks (Bidens eatonii), estuary beggar-ticks (Bidens hyperborea), eastern prickly pear (Opuntia humifusa), estuary arrowhead (Sagittaria montevidensis ssp. spongiosa), and eastern silvery aster (Symphyotrichum concolor).
E Is For Eclectic Elegance
Whether you choose all flowers that start with the letter E or plant the whole alphabet, you can create an imaginative and eclectic garden filled with color, elegant beauty, whimsy, and perennial pleasure. Plant flowers that return year after year or annuals that you can enjoy planting each season.
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Andrew is the Editorial Director at Petal Republic. He holds a BSc degree in Plant Sciences and has trained professionally at leading floristry schools in London and Paris. In amongst overseeing a global editorial team, Andrew's a passionate content creator around all things flowers, floral design, gardening, and houseplants.