Plants that start with J

List of Plants that start with J

The most well-known plants and fungi, listed by their common names.

Scientific name: jacaranda mimosifolia

The jacaranda is a tree originally from Mexico. It is deciduous, and is covered in purple flowers in spring. They survive well in areas with long, hot summers. Jacarandas are frost sensitive when they are young, but frost hardy when they are older.

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Photo of common jasmine
Photo by Vivian Evans
Scientific name: jasminum officinale

Jasmine is a group of shrubs and climbing plants, many of which have strongly scented flowers. They are a popular ornamental garden plant. The flowers smell strongest at night. The jasmine most people are familiar with is common jasmine, which is a climbing variety.

Photo of a jelly bean plant
Photo by salchu
Scientific name: Sedum rubrotinctum

Jelly bean plants are a very easy to grow succulent that has leaves that look like jelly beans. You can grow a new plant from a single leaf of a jellybean plant. These plants can tolerate most conditions, including drought and frost.

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Scientific name: genus: juniperus

Junipers are conifers in the cypress family. Junipers range in size from small shrubs to large trees. They are very popular as bonsai plants. Some kinds of juniper have aromatic edible berries that are used as a flavoring for drinks such as gin.

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