Unusual herbaceous plants

toad lily flower

1. Toad Lily (Tricyrtis Hirta)

Tricyrtis Hirta or Toad Lily is native of Japan and belongs to the Liliaceae family. It is a perennial plant and grows in partial sun and shady locations and prefers rich soil. Toad Lily booms in late summer to mid autumn and bears unusual flowers of whitish petals that bear purple spots. These unusual flowers are usually 2.5 cm wide.

2. Fetid Adder’s Tongue (Scoliopus Bigelovii)

Scoliopus Bigelovii also known as Fetid Adder’s Tongue is another unusual flowering plant from the Liliaceae family. The name is derived from two Greek words skolios and pous meaning curved foot. These unusual flowers can be found in shaded forests of coastal areas of the western United States.

fetid adder's tongue

3. Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona Formosa)

Swainsona Formosa or Sturt’s Desert Pea bears very unusual, blood-red flowers with distinctive bulbous black centre. It is native of arid regions of central and north-western Australia and belongs to the Fabaceae family. It flowers from spring to summer as short-lived annual but in favorable conditions it can bloom in the next season as well.

4. Flame Lily (Gloriosa Superba)

This unusual flowering plant is native of tropical regions of Asia and Africa and belongs to Colchicaceae family. Flame Lily usually grows as tuberous climbing plant and produces unusual red or yellow flowers with wavy edges. It can be grown easily from seeds though germination takes a little long time. It is also the national flower of Zimbabwe.

swainsona formosa anbg-gov.au

5. Passion Flower (Passiflora Alata)

Passion flower belongs to the Passifloraceae family and has more than 500 species. Passiflora Alata produces unusual flowers of scarlet color. These flowers are fragrant and usually 7 – 10 cm wide. This unusual flowering plant comes from the Amazon region of Brazil.

gloriosa superba6. Teasel Banksia (Banksia Puclhella)

Teasel Banksia belongs to the family of Banksia which is native of Australia. These unusual flowers are red and yellow in color. The plant grows under ample sunlight and prefers low moisture. Suitable for suitable for xeriscaping, this unusual flowering plant can tolerate spells of droughts.

7. Fuchsia ‘Blue Eyes’

Fuchsia ‘Blue Eyes’ is a small deciduous trailing shrub that produces unusual pink and lavender flowers. The plant blooms in early summer to late summer.

8. Bat Flower (Tacca Chantrieri)

Bat Flower is another unusual flower from tropical forests of China. It belongs to the family of Dioscoreaceae.

9. Bee Orchid (Ophrys Apifera)

Bee Orchid comes from the Mediterranean regions and belongs to the orchid family. This perennial plant produces one to ten flowers on each spike every summer. It prefers well-drained soil and partial sunlight.

passiflora alata - passion flower banksia puclhella blue eyes fuchsia Tacca Chantrieri

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Shallow rooted annual and perennial herbaceous plants can be planted closer to the drain fields since they do not have invasive roots. Turfgrass can be grown over the drain field and is beneficial since it helps hold the soil in place.

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