29 Awesome Flowers That Start With E (With Pictures)

Looking for flowers that start with E? Below, we have compiled a full list of flowering plants that start with E!

There are close to 400,000 plant species in the world, with a total of 437 flowering plant families. But if you are just looking for flowers that begin with E, you have come to the right place.

Thinking of a flower that begins with E, but can’t remember the name? Or are you just trying to expand your knowledge of flowers in general (that begin with the letter E)?

Whichever it is, take a look at this full list of flowers that start with the letter E – complete with a brief description of each flower.

1. Ear-Leaved Tickseed

Ear-leaved tickseed is the more commonly known name of coreopsis auriculata ‘Nana’. This lovely yellow flower of the Coreopsis family blooms from spring to the middle of summer. It loves sunshine and is low in maintenance, making it a wonderful choice for hedges and garden borders.

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2. Echeveria

Echeveria is a flowering plant native to countries with a hot, dry climate. This flowering plant, part of the Crassulaceae family, has many varieties and nicknames, widely loved as a low-maintenance ornamental succulent with a cone-like rosette appearance.

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3. Echinacea (Coneflower)

Echinacea, also known as coneflower, is a pink perennial flower part of the Echinacea family. Just looking at it, one might easily tell that it blooms during the summer months, loved for its herbaceous properties and deep pink color that can make any flower arrangement stand out.

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4. Echinops (Globe Thistle)

Echinops is part of the Asteraceae daisy family (around 120 species in total) with a spiky dandelion-like appearance. It is a bold purple color, growing in multiple parts of the world but partial to clay and gravel. While its botanical name is echinops, it is more commonly known as globe thistle.

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5. Echinopsis

While it has a similar name to echinops (globe thistle), echinopsis is a cactus that can also grow flowers. Echinopsis is considered very unique, native specifically to South America, with various nicknames such as hedgehog cactus, Easter lily cactus, and sea-urchin cactus.

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6. Echium (Boraginaceae)

Echium is a flower that boasts over 70 species, making part of the Boraginaceae family. This tall flower most notably has blueish purple petals (sometimes pink), the most popular of its species including amoenum, boissieri, creticum, hierrense, rauwolfii, and candicans. 

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7. Edelweiss (Leontopodium Nivale)

Edelweiss is part of the Asteraceae family, found mostly on mountains, rocks, and limestone. Its botanical name is leontopodium nivale, and it’s also a national symbol of various European countries. Fun fact: edelweiss, given as a gift, is a promise to dedicate one’s self to that person.

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8. Egyptian Starcluster

Egyptian star cluster, or Egyptian star flower, is the common name of pentas lanceolata – a flower native to Africa mostly, that is part of the Rubia family. This flower can be white, pink, or red in color, with small, delicate five-sided petals.

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9. Elecampane (Inula Helenium)

Elecampane, also known Inula helenium, horse-heal, and elfdock, is a unique flower with thin, string-like yellow petals. It is native to Spain, China, and North America, and is also popular for its soothing herb properties that can heal coughs and symptoms of asthma. It is part of the Asteraceae family.

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10. Elephants Ears (Bergenia)

Elephants ears are also called bergenia crassifolia, part of the Bergenia genus. This plant have thick, short leaves, and sometimes small flowers, also used for medicinal purposes in Russia and China to treat flu, fevers, and headaches.

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11. Emilia (Tassel Flower)

Emilia, the tassel flower, or pualele, is a bright red herbaceous flower that is part of the sunflower family. It is most found in Africa and Asia, widely loved as a decorative piece due to its orange-looking red pompons that look beautiful in groups when viewed from a distance.

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12. Enchanter’s Nightshade (Circaea Lutetiana)

Circaea lutetiana, better known as enchanter’s nightshade, is a primrose flower part of the Onagraceae family. Despite its nickname, it is not related to nightshade, instead receiving its  captivating name from Circe – a well-known enchantress in Greek mythology.

Photo by Clive Ormonde

13. English Bluebells

English bluebell, common bluebell, or Hyacinthoides non-scripta, is a perennial flower native to the British Isles and Spain. It is a common garden plant in these parts, notable for its deep purple color and dangling flower heads from drooping stems, often populating fields and woods.

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14. Epimedium (Barrenwort, Bishop’s Hat, Horny Goat Weed)

Epimedium goes by many names, including barrenwort, fairy wings, horny goat weed, and bishop’s hat, part of the Berberidaceae family. In appearance, epimedium is a small, four-petaled flower that can be yellow, as well as orange, pink, or both.

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15. Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)

Ephiphyllum is a plant fitting under the cactus family, but with a stunning, unique appearance that boasts a big pink or white flower with spiky secondary petals. It is also known as an orchid cactus, native to America and South America, popular as a decorative house plant or gift.

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16. Eranthis Hyemalis (Winter Aconite)

Eranthis hyemalis is a bright yellow perennial flower in the Ranunculaceae buttercup family. Its most common name is winter aconite, found mostly across Southern Europe and Asia. If ingested, eranthis hyemalis is actually poisonous to humans with the risk of permanent damage to the heart.

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17. Eremurus (Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle)

Eremurus is native to Europe and Asia with two common nicknames: foxtail lily and desert candle. It is a perennial, yellow, orange, or white flower with a shapely appearance that is frequently likened to corn on the cob, which can grow up to a surprising eight feet in height.

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18. Erica (Heather)

Erica, part of the Ericaceae family of perennial flowers, is also more popularly known as heather and heath. Despite this, these flowers have different appearances, making up over 800 species in the Ericaceae family alone. In general, Erica is distinguishable by its bright pink petals.

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19. Erigeron (Seaside Daisy)

Erigeron, also known as seaside daisy, is part of the daisy family, despite being related to Aster. It is mostly found in North America, some having a pinkish appearance when viewed up close. One of the most popular species of erigeron is erigeron karvinskianus.

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20. Eryngo (Eryngium)

Eryngo is a purple and lilac flower with spiky petals and a dome-shaped center. Also known as eryngium and sea holly, eryngo is in the Apiaceae family with about 250 species in total.

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Eryngo also represents admiration, attraction, and independence in traditional floriography (the language of flowers).

21. Erysimum (Wall Flower)

Erysimum, better known as wallflower, has over 150 species in the Brassicaceae family. Wallflowers are distinguished by their round petals, which can take on a variety of colors depending on the species. 

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22. Erythronium (Fawn Lily)

Erythronium has many names: fawn lily, trout lily, adder’s tongue, and dog’s-tooth violet. It is related to the tulip, as well as part of the tulip family, with pointed petals that curl back in full bloom. One species of erythronium is erythronium californicum, also known as ‘white beauty.’

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23. Eschscholzia (Golden Poppy)

Eschscholzia is an elegant flower known for its deep orange color, hence its nickname “golden poppy”. It is part of the perennial flower family of Papaveraceae, most found in Mexico and the Southern United States.

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24. Euphorbia (Spurge)

Euphoria, or spurge, is a flowering plant part of the Euphorbiaceae family. In appearance, it has prominent triangle-shaped leaves that can take on a yellow or green color. There are many types of euphorbia, including cacti and succulents.

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25. Eustoma (Lisianthus, Prairie Gentian)

Eustoma is a pink, purple, or white flower that also goes by the name lisianthus and prairie gentian. Part of the gentian family, eustoma is grown in warmer climates, with a well-loved appearance that resembles a rose.

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26. Evening Primrose (Sun Cup, Sun Drop)

Oneothera biennis, or evening primrose as its more common name (also sun cup and sun drop) is a yellow flower native to America. It is also well known for its remedial benefits, sold as an anti-inflammatory oil with the ability to reduce acne, arthritis, and high cholesterol.

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27. Everlasting Daisy (Strawflower)

Strawflower, a small Asteraceae flower native to Australia, is also known as everlasting daisy, everlasting flower, and golden everlasting. It is a daisy true in appearance, blooming in colors of yellow, pink, orange, and even red, throughout springtime in Australia.

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28. Eve’s Needle 

Eve’s needle, also known as eve’s pin, is a cactus native to Peruvia that can sometimes grow orange and red flowers. Its botanical name is Austrocylindropuntia subulata, taken from the shape of its leaves. Eve’s needle is easy to take care of a house plant, enjoying lots of sunshine and little water.

Photo by Sue

29. Evolvulus

Evolvulus is a beautiful blue flower, small in shape and size, that is also known as shaggy dwarf morning glory. Its full botanical name is evolvulus nuttallianus.

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Evolvulus is mostly native to the United States, thriving in summer months and loved widely for its pleasant blue color that can sometimes take on a purplish hue.


So, there you have it: a full list of flowers starting with E, complete with descriptions. Whether you needed to remember a certain flower that started with E or just wanted to expand your knowledge of flowers in general, we hope you found this list helpful!

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