50 Flowers that Start with “M”

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Monkshood flower - starts with M

Below is our expansive gallery and directory featuring flowers that start with “M”.

For example, an interesting plant in this list is the Monkshood, also known by other common names such as Wolfsbane, Friar’s Cap and Blue Rocket.

Don’t let its beauty fool you. Monkshood is one of the deadliest plants in existence. Every part of this beautiful flower — especially its roots and seeds) is poisonous. It’s also called Wolfsbane because the juice from its roots were used as arrow poison during wars or as poison bait for hunting wolves. Monkshood is so deadly that it’s even illegal in some countries to grow this plant without a permit. Take extra precaution to avoid skin or oral contact with its juice. Best to wear gloves if you have to work with it and make sure you cover up any open wounds or skin grazes. Avoid contact with pets and small children.

Below is our entire gallery showcasing these flowers.

Maiden Pink (Dianthus Deltoides)

Maiden Pink (Dianthus Deltoides)
Common Name:
Maiden Pink
Scientific Name:
Dianthus Deltoides
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.6 to 8.5
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, showy flowers, tolerates deer
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Mammillaria Dixanthocentron

Mammillaria Dixanthocentron
Common Name:
Mammillaria Dixanthocentron
Scientific Name:
Mammillaria Dixanthocentron
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Purple
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
1" to 6"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Mammillaria Formosa

Mammillaria Formosa
Common Name:
Mammillaria Formosa
Scientific Name:
Mammillaria Formosa
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pink, White
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Mammillaria Haageana

Mammillaria Haageana
Common Name:
Mammillaria Haageana
Scientific Name:
Mammillaria Haageana
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
3" to 9"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Mammillaria Perezdelarosae

Mammillaria Perezdelarosae
Common Name:
Mammillaria Perezdelarosae
Scientific Name:
Mammillaria Perezdelarosae
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Manzanita (Arctostaphylos)

Manzanita (Arctostaphylos)
Common Name:
Manzanita
Scientific Name:
Arctostaphylos
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
6" to 18"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Marigold (Tagetes)

Marigold (Tagetes)
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.5 to 7.5
Flower Color:
yellow, orange, red and maroon
Special Characteristics:
Cut Flower
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 yo 11
Height At Maturity:
24" to 48"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Cut flower

Marsh Marigold (Caltha Palustris)

Marsh Marigold (Caltha Palustris)
Common Name:
Marsh Marigold
Scientific Name:
Caltha Palustris
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Wet
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, Tolerates deer
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis jalapa)

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis jalapa)
Common Name:
Marvel of Peru
Scientific Name:
Mirabilis jalapa
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-7
Flower Color:
Pink, rose, red, magenta, yellow, white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds, hummingbirds and butterflies, tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
24-36”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Matucana Aureiflora

Matucana Aureiflora
Common Name:
Matucana
Scientific Name:
Matucana Aureiflora
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6. to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Container, Easy to grow, Tolerates Drought, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Matucana Madisoniorum

Matucana Madisoniorum
Common Name:
Matucana
Scientific Name:
Matucana Madisoniorum
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6. to 7.8
Flower Color:
Red, Orange
Special Characteristics:
container, easy to grow, tolerates drought, showy flower
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)
Common Name:
Maximilian sunflower
Scientific Name:
Helianthus maximiliani
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
4-8
Flower Color:
Yellow rays with darker yellow center disk
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
36-120'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Mazus (Mazus Reptans)

Mazus (Mazus Reptans)
Common Name:
Mazus
Scientific Name:
Mazus Reptans
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6.1 to 8.5
Flower Color:
Lavander
Special Characteristics:
Easy-to-grow, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Meadow bistort (Persicaria bistorta)

Meadow bistort (Persicaria bistorta)
Common Name:
Meadow bistort
Scientific Name:
Persicaria bistorta
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.5-7
Flower Color:
Pale pink and white
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
24-30”
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum Aquilegiifolium)

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum Aquilegiifolium)
Common Name:
Meadow Rue
Scientific Name:
Thalictrum Aquilegiifolium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Pink, Purple Lilac
Special Characteristics:
Showy Flowers, Tolerates deer
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24" to 36"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Ground Cover

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum Delavayi)

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum Delavayi)
Common Name:
Meadow Rue
Scientific Name:
Thalictrum Delavayi
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Blue, Lilac
Special Characteristics:
Showy Flowers, Tolerates deer
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 7
Height At Maturity:
36" to 60"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum Kiusianum)

Meadow Rue (Thalictrum Kiusianum)
Common Name:
Meadow Rue
Scientific Name:
Thalictrum Kiusianum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.1 to 6.5
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, Tolerates deer
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3" to 6"
Sun:
Full sun to Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Meadow sage (Salvia pratensis)

Meadow sage (Salvia pratensis)
Common Name:
Meadow sage
Scientific Name:
Salvia pratensis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Deep lavender blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
6-36'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea)

Mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea)
Common Name:
Mealycup sage
Scientific Name:
Salvia farinacea
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 – 6.5
Flower Color:
Violet blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 10
Height At Maturity:
6-36'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Mediterranean sea holly (Eryngium bourgatii)

Mediterranean sea holly (Eryngium bourgatii)
Common Name:
Mediterranean sea holly
Scientific Name:
Eryngium bourgatii
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Silver blue
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
18-24”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Melocactus (Melocactus Bahiensis)

Melocactus (Melocactus Bahiensis)
Common Name:
Melocactus
Scientific Name:
Melocactus Bahiensis
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Easy to Grow, Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
3" to 8"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Melocactus (Melocactus Ernestii)

Melocactus (Melocactus Ernestii)
Common Name:
Melocactus
Scientific Name:
Melocactus Ernestii
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
pink
Special Characteristics:
Easy to grow, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 18"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Melocactus (Melocactus Zehntneri)

Melocactus (Melocactus Zehntneri)
Common Name:
Melocactus
Scientific Name:
Melocactus Zehntneri
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Container, Easy to Grow, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 18"
Sun:
Full Sun to Partial Shade

Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha)

Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha)
Common Name:
Mexican bush sage
Scientific Name:
Salvia leucantha
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
7.6 to 9.0
Flower Color:
White with purple calyx
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 10
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Mexican Fire Barrel (Ferocactus Pilosus)

Mexican Fire Barrel (Ferocactus Pilosus)
Common Name:
Mexican Fire Barrel
Scientific Name:
Ferocactus Pilosus
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
96" to 120"
Sun:
Full Sun

Mexican Giant Cardon (Pachycereus Pringlei)

Mexican Giant Cardon (Pachycereus Pringlei)
Common Name:
Mexican Giant Cardon
Scientific Name:
Pachycereus Pringlei
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
120" to 240"
Sun:
Full Sun

Mexican shrubby spurge (Euphorbia cotinifolia)

Mexican shrubby spurge (Euphorbia cotinifolia)
Common Name:
Mexican shrubby spurge
Scientific Name:
Euphorbia cotinifolia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
120-1,800'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)
Common Name:
Mexican Sunflower
Scientific Name:
Tithonia rotundifolia
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moist to dry
Soil PH:
5.5 tp 7.5
Flower Color:
Orange-red with yellow center disk
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, cut flower, deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 11
Height At Maturity:
4' to 6'
Sun:
Sun full
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Michaelmas Daisy (Aster Celeste)

Michaelmas Daisy (Aster Celeste)
Common Name:
Michaelmas Daisy
Scientific Name:
Aster Celeste
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.5 to 7.5
Flower Color:
violet, blue
Special Characteristics:
Easy-to-grow, Showy flowers, Tolerates drough
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
30" to 36"
Sun:
Full Sun

Million bells (Calibrachoa)

Million bells (Calibrachoa)
Common Name:
Million bells
Scientific Name:
Calibrachoa
Type:
Annual
Water:
Medium moisture
Soil PH:
5.5 to 5.8
Flower Color:
violet, blue, pink, red, magenta, yellow, bronze and white
Special Characteristics:
Easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
3' to 9"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Ground cover
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Although poisonous, Monkshood is one of the first perennials grown as an ornamental plant.. It can grow 2-4′ tall and is made up of dark green leaves, hooded deep purplish blue petals and large helmet-like upper sepal that looked like the hoods worn by monks in the medieval age.

Know more about the perennial flower Monkshood plus all other interesting plants and flowers that start with “M.”

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