Nature provides incredible wonders that can uplift your spirit depending on your perspective and willingness to accept their grace. Start your hunt now and discover what discoveries await you. Here are 30 flowers that start with M that might interest you may find around you.
1. Maiden Pink
As the name explicitly says, this five-petal flower is pink that can either be light or deep. However, there are varieties that you may see where the pink pigment is white instead.
It blooms between June and September, which you may see around Britain. Maiden Pink is 15 to 20 millimeters small with very narrow leaves. There is an outline in the middle with darker pink and sometimes white.
Magnolia are white flowers that live in tropical countries of Asia and Central America. These flowers are famous for their magnificently round petals with pointed tips and fragrance with glossy leaves.
The flower symbolizes femininity and innocence as the plant features are pure and delicate. They thrive during spring and summer, and the flowers can grow from 3 to 12 inches, depending on the variety.
Mallow or Malva are cup-shaped small flowers with long, stout stems that can grow up to four feet and large, coarse leaves. It has five petals that can either be pink or violet with dark outlines from the middle of the flower. These flowers are native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. They grow from early summer to fall and usually spread their seeds.
4. Maltese Cross
The Maltese cross, also known as the Flower of Bristol, has four to five petals and looks just like the symbol of protection of the same name.
It has a striking scarlet red color and can rarely be found in white or pink. People mostly grow their maltese cross surrounded by yellow flowers to bring out its beauty. It can be found in Eurasia in mid-summer.
Mandevilla or Rocktrumpet has five broad petals that may be red, pink, white, yellow, or a combination of the mentioned colors and grow on a vine.
This bell-shaped flower is large, and It is one of the flowers with a fragrant scent. Thus, it will always attract pests to the plant. The flowers grow from late spring to winter in tropical southern countries.
Manzanitas is the Spanish word for ‘little apples.’ They are cute little urn-shaped flowers that grow in clusters and can have either pink or white hues. Many birds, especially hummingbird, loves to suck the nectar in the bud.
Meanwhile, people use the flower to treat nausea, stomachaches, and other stomach problems. You can find this flower around California, and it will bloom from winter to early spring.
This flower has petals that grow in a cluster like a carnation and mostly has bright colors such as gold, yellow, orange, and sometimes white with maroon outlines.
Marigolds bloom from summer to autumn and like to be under the sun rather than in cool areas. Although native to South America, people can still plant them in different regions worldwide.
8. Marguerite Daisy
Marguerite daisies, also known as Paris, are tiny with narrow petals. The color of the flower’s petals may vary from white and violet to hot pink, but the center remains a bright yellow.
They are small, and the plants are shrub-like, which is excellent for flower beds. The flowers bloom during spring and fall and are primarily found in Spain. However, different countries have made hybrids of this species.
9. Marvel of Peru
Marvel of Peru has two other names, the Mirabilis Jalapa, which means wonderful Jalapa or Zalapa, and the four o’clock flower since the flowers open in the late afternoon and close at dusk.
It produces a strong, sweet fragrance at night. You may see this bell-shaped flower in either white, yellow, pink, magenta, red, or sometimes mixed colors. This flower is native to Mexico, thus the name Mirabilis Jalapa.
10. Maximilian Sunflower
Maximilian sunflowers or daisies have tall, leafy stems that grow from 3 to 10 feet. Their petals are narrow, pointed, and yellow with a bulky center where seeds are stored.
Because of the heliotropin, they naturally bend and follow the sunlight. This flower is mainly found in North and South America but also grows in other western regions such as British Columbia and California.
Mayflower, just like the name suggests, flowers in May or late April. The flower is shaped like a bell or trumpet with white or pinkish petals, while the leaves are large and dark green.
The scent is different as they have an intense spicy smell. The plant prefers moist areas full of sunshine, and so they mostly grow in the woodlands of North America and Europe.
There are seven common types of Mazus that you may find around damp areas. Even though they like moist areas, they flower during summer rather than fall. They have a total height of 2 inches.
The flower is available in white or blue and has yellow and white markings in the middle where the pollens show. They are native to Asia, more particularly the Himalayas region.
13. Meadow Bistort
The meadow bistort or serpent grass flowers are very tiny and clustered and are primarily purple. They are attached to the end of a tall, erect, and hairless stem with a few oval leaves beneath.
The Meadow Bistort blooms from late spring to autumn and has a black nut fruit during June and July. You can find them in Europe, but they do not propagate too much in the far east.
14. Meadow Rue
Meadow rue has flowers but are apetalous or have no petals. Instead, they have numerous stamens that can be white, pink, yellow, or purple. The size of the plant varies on the species; it grows low or reaches five feet.
Although these plants can tolerate the sunlight, they thrive in shaded and damp or moist soils and grow in northern countries, South Africa, and tropical areas.
15. Meadow Sage
Meadow sage or clary flowers grow on the upper part of stems with soft hairs and leaves under. The Meadow Sage’s color can vary from lilac-blue, violet, and blue, to bluish-white and can grow up to an inch.
Usually, four to six flowers branch out the stem simultaneously and bloom during summer. They are commonly found in Europe, West Asia, and North Africa.
16. Mealycup Sage
Mealycup sage or mealy blue sage is almost similar to the meadow sage and lavender in structure. Commonly, the petals are blue-violet, and the lance-shaped leaves are glossy.
The flower’s calyx and the upper part of the stems have fine white hairs. They start to bloom when summer enters. These flowers mostly grow in Mexico, Texas, and New Mexico as they cannot in cold areas or during winters.
Meconopsis or Meconopsis Regia come from the family of poppies and have different species that make the appearances different. The flowers are mostly known for the blue petals, sometimes called the Meonopsis’ blue poppy.’ The species are concentrated around Asia, South America, the Himalayas, and surrounding regions.
Some of the species are being tested as it has the potential to discover new medicines and treatments.
18. Mediterranean Sea Holly
Mediterranean Sea Holly has a cone-like flower head and a deep lobe of foliage. The cone is covered with spikes of silver and blue. Below are the blue petals that are narrow and spiky, with visible silver veins on the leaves that make them extraordinary.
There are two kinds of Mediterranean Sea Holly, the Picos Amethyst and Picos Blue. Both like full sun and blooms from summer to fall.
19. Mexican Bush Sage
Mexican bush sage is typically white, but they are depicted as blue and lavender-like in warm climates. You can find this bush in subtropical and tropical forests in Mexico.
The flowers bloom from late summer to the start of winter as they love the full sun but can tolerate partially shaded areas. Butterflies and hummingbirds love the nectar that this flower produces, but other animals shy away from it.
20. Mexican Sunflower
While sunflowers are typically yellow, the Mexican sunflower is orange with a golden center. The Mexican Sunflower can grow up to six feet, and like other sunflowers, it follows the sunlight and blooms during summer.
Planting them under the sun will encourage them to thrive than bend. Even though the name suggests it is from Mexico, this species also grows in Southwest and Central America.
21. Michaelmas Daisy
Michaelmas Daisy, also known as Aster, may come in sizes from half an inch to several inches wide. It may also come in white, pink, violet, or blue with a golden center.
However, no matter the variety, their flowers blossom during late summer in clusters and stop in fall. They like full sun with well-draining soil. Michaelmas daisy is a native of North America.
22. Million Bells
These bell-shaped flowers, also known as Calibrachoa, come in various bright colors such as red, yellow, pink, white, blue, and violet. They thrive in full sun with rich, moist, or well-draining soils.
The beauty of this plant is that it keeps on blooming from spring to winter, which gave them the name ‘million bells.’ They can be found in South America and Brazil.
Mimosa is derived from the Greek word ‘mimos’ meaning ‘mimic.’ They live over 50 years and can tolerate low temperatures as long as they get a lot of sunlight. It is apetalous, which means it has no petals and instead has long stamens around a fluffy head.
Depending on the species, the flowers are native to either South America or Southeast regions and bloom from January to March.
24. Miss Willmott’s Ghost
A flower can be graceful, but it can also be eerie, just like Miss Willmott’s Ghost. The head of the flower is cone-shaped and pale green. The petals are also pale green, turn blue as it matures, and die after flowering. This flower can be found in Iran and Caucasus. They grow with full sun and dry or well-drained soils.
25. Mock Orange
Despite the name, Mock Orange is white and resembles the Jasmine flower with four pale yellow petals at the center. The orange in the name comes from its scent, as it smells like a delicious orange. The flowers start to blossom in late May or early June. They are common in North and Central America, Asia, and Europe.
While hummingbirds enjoy many different flowers, owls enjoy the nocturnal plant, the moonflower. These flowers are white with yellow lines from the center to the end of the petal that blooms at night and closes at sunrise.
The flower reflects the light bouncing on the moon, making them more visible at nighttime. Moonflower is common in South and North America.
27. Morning Glory
Morning glory grows on vines, clinging to sturdy supports. The flowers are mostly blue or purple but can also be white, pink, orange, or red and have a trumpet shape and an illusion that looks glowing, thanks to the outlines and highlights. They blossom from summer to fall and can be mainly found in Mexico and Central America.
28. Mountain Laurel
This flower is the state flower of two states, Connecticut and Pennsylvania but also grows around the continent. It has an umbrella shape and can be in the color white, light pink, or rose with violet markings.
They appear in clusters that bloom sometime in May and June. The plant bears brown fruit but is poisonous like the other parts of the plant.
Muscari is also called grape hyacinth, as the urn-shaped flowers resemble grapes on a vine because of the structure and color. The flower starts to bloom in April or May, produces a musky scent, and has a short life of three weeks.
These plants naturally grow in some parts of Europe, North Africa, and Asia but can also be found in some parts of the United States.
30. Musk Mallow
Musk mallow is popular in making perfumes for the musky scent and essential oil for its medicinal properties. The plant bears black, hairy fruits that you can eat along with its young kidney-shaped leaves.
It has five pink or white thin petals that blossom during summer. The plant grows in dry soils. They are native to different countries in Europe and Southwest Asia.
Going out and inhaling fresh air from time to time can reduce your stress and allows you to appreciate the environment. Now that you are equipped with 30 flowers that start with M, it will be fun to try and search for these beautiful creatures and connect with nature.