Spring Blooming Flowers

Posted by Shazy on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Blooming Flowers
Spring Blooming Flowers
Nature’s celebration of renewal starts in wildflower meadows (scroll through the photos) and cultivated gardens (scroll through the show). Spring-blooming flowers, many with cultural connections to this seasonal observance, bring vivid color and floral fragrance to the second season.

Apple blossoms flowers
This spring-blooming flower is so popular, there are numerous American festivals in its honor and two states claim the plant as their own.
Azaleas flowers
Like many spring bloomers, this species of Rhododendron is a festival favorite around the world, especially in Asia and Europe, but they are prolific in the southeastern United States too.
Bluebonnets flowers
Bluebonnets are one of the most well-known wildflowers in the United States, native to one state and as cherished as its symbolic flag.
Calla lily flowers
Since the days of the Roman Empire, lilies have been symbolic with spring because of this spiritual connection, but this specific flower is slightly different.
Cherry blossoms flowers
Cherry blossoms are synonymous with spring around the world, especially in one country (locate it), but American cities from east to west celebrate the spring blooms with annual festivals.
Crocus flowers
The cup-shaped perennials are often referred as the first flowers of spring, since they bloom in the first quarter of the year. Sometimes the plant’s colorful petals are even visible through snow.
Daffodils flowers
Through immortalized in poetry, song, play and film, this spring-flowering bloom is more widely known by another name.
Dogwoods flowers
Like many spring-blooming flowers, the dogwood’s popularity stretches around the world. But nowhere are the flower – and the tree – more popular than in the southeastern United States.
Forsythia flowers
This spring-blooming shrub produces pretty yellow flowers, and is one of the few plants on the list named for an actual person.
Gardenia flowers
Like many spring bloomers, this flowering evergreen is native to tropical and subtropical climates around the world. But several species grow in one American state. Similar to forsythia, gardenias were named for an actual person.
Hyacinth flowers
These spring-blooming plants are native to the Mediterranean region, and this Middle Eastern country (locate it) with specific cultural significance.
Iris flowers
This fan-shaped, spring-flowering perennial has inspired famous masterpieces (see the works) and a cultural symbol.
Lilacs flowers
Many spring-blooming flowers are associated with Easter and celebrated with festivals, and this woody plant enjoys a similar popularity. One of the longest-running festivals is in the northeast United States.
Magnolias flowers
Named for a French botanist, this spring-blooming flower so ancient that it evolved before bees. This insect serves at the plant’s pollinator.
Pansies flowers
Spring-blooming pansies are small flowers with a long history. They are the symbolic flower of an Asian city, and they are captured in famous masterpieces.
Pasque flowers
This bell-shaped flower’s native habitat is meadows and prairies and has been a traditional medicine among Native Americans, especially this tribe, for centuries.
Peach blossoms flowers
These delicate pink flowers bloom before the appearance of leaves, or the fruit. The ancient plant is native to an equally old country with numerous folktale connections.
Peony flowers
The globe-shaped flower is part of the herbaceous plant. Like many spring-blooming perennials, this flower has an ancient lineage, including a connection to an Asian city.
Poppy flowers
This spring-blooming flowers are usually associated with a more ominous purpose, but from ancient times this colorful plant has been a seasonal staple, especially on this commemorative occasion.
Primrose flowers
An early spring blooming flower, the primrose is a favorite in northern climates. The herbaceous perennial was the favorite flower of this historical figure.
Tulips flowers
While these spring-blooming perennials are firmly associated with this country, commercial cultivation started in this historic empire.

Source: Specials