30 Stunning Native Mexican Flowers With Pictures

Mexico is home to a diverse range of fantastic flowers. These plants inhabit a wide range of landscapes, from coastal habitats to rainforests and humid highland areas. This comprehensive guide will cover 30 of the most impressive native Mexican flowers.

1. Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta)

Mexican marigolds (Tagetes erecta) are beautiful members of the aster or sunflower family. These flowers have long held a special place in Mexican culture as the Aztecs used these flowers in important ceremonies.

2. Laelia orchid (Laelia spp.)

This genus is a group of 25 orchids that grow across Central and South America. Most Laelia orchids grow in Mexico. These stunning flowers range from purple to white and can be found in most climates across Mexico.

3. Baja fairy duster (Calliandra californica)

The Baja fairy duster (Calliandra californica) is native to the Mexican state of Baja California. This evergreen shrub produces vibrant red flowers and fern-like foliage, creating the appearance of a fairy duster.

4. Mexican prickly poppy (Argemone mexicana)

Although native to Mexico, the Mexican prickly poppy (Argemone mexicana) has colonized many other regions worldwide.

5. Belize sage (Salvia miniata)

Belize sage (Salvia miniata) is an attractive member of the sage family that belongs to the Salvia genus. In Mexico, the Belize sage grows in the state of Chiapas on shaded mountain slopes.

6. Silken pincushion cactus (Mammillaria bombycina)

The silken pincushion cactus (Mammillaria bombycina) is a flowering cactus found in Mexico’s central-western regions. It’s mainly spotted in the states of Aguascalientes and Jalisco.

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