19 Beautiful Flowers That Start With J

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Written by Keyana Beamon

Updated: November 7, 2023

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Many beautiful flowers that start with the letter J are native to different countries. These flowers come in many different forms, shapes, and sizes that are useful for various reasons. Common beautiful flowers that start with the letter J include Japanese Bellflower, Jacob’s Ladder, Joe Pye Weed, Johnny Pop Up, Joseph’s Coat, Japanese Cobra Lily, Jade Vine, and Justicia. This article will list 19 flowers that start with J along with a small description of them.

1. Jasmine

The Jasmine belongs to the olive family and is often used in perfumes, medicines, and teas. This flower is native to Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

branch of jasmine flowers isolated on a black background

Jasmines typically enjoy full and direct sunlight.

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2. Jacob’s Ladder

The Jacob flower got its name because of how its blooms resemble a ladder. The plant grows to be 2 feet tall and is usually blue or purple.

Polemonium caeruleum, known as Jacob's-ladder or Greek valerian, is a hardy perennial flowering plant. The plant was used as a medicinal herb.

The Jacob’s Ladder is thought to symbolize a “bridge” between God and the Jews.

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3. Jaborosa

The Jaborosa is in the Solanaceae family and is native to South America. The flower can be white or pinkish-white and make a popular choice for floral arrangements. The common name for the Jaborosa is the ‘spring blossom’ although it is not a spring flower.

4. Jamesia americana

Native to America, the Jamesia americana is also known as the ‘American twin star.’ The Jamesia americana is a perennial herb that can grow up to 20-30cm in height. This flower is usually white or pink and blooms between spring and early fall time.

5. Jonquil

The Jonquil is a member of the daffodil family and is native to Europe. This is a sweet-smelling, low-maintenance flower that is great for beginner gardeners. If you are a pet owner, make sure there is an appropriate spot to place these flowers as they are toxic to pets.

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Fun fact

: All Jonquils are considered


; however, not all Daffodils are considered to be Jonquils.

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6. Jasione

The Jasione can grow up to 8-12 inches and usually bloom in the summer. This is a low-growing flower and is native to Europe and Asia.

A closeup shot of a Gilla flower under the sunlight

This flower can be found in meadows and fields.

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7. Japanese Bellflower

The Japanese Bellflower is a type of perennial herb that can act as an anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial, and help treat allergies. This plant is native to China and Korea but is popular in Japan. Another name for this plant is the ‘balloon flower.’

8. Jewelweed

The Jewelweed is also known as a ‘touch-me-not’ because of how the seed pods pop open to the lightest touch. This flower likes to grow in damp, shady areas near streams and ponds.

9. Jungle flame

This flower is native to the rainforests of Central America and South America. Jungle flame has bright red colors and thrives well in humidity and warm temperatures.

Close up of Glossy Ixora flower (Ixora Lobbii Loud)

Jungle flame can help with body pain and has a healing agent for wounds.

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10. Japanese Kerria

The Japanese kerria can grow up to 8-10 feet tall and has been awarded the Garden merit of the royal horticultural society. This flower is native to China and Japan.

11. Jack-in-the-pulpit

Part of the family Araceae, the Jack-in-the-pulpit tends to grow beneath large leaves giving it its name, Jack-in-the-pulpit. This flower produces bring red berries in the later summertime and can grow up to 2 ft. tall.

12. Joe Pye Weed

The Joe Pye weed has a sweet vanilla scent and can help with urinary issues. This is a low-maintenance flower that attracts butterflies and is native to Eastern and Central America.

13. Johnny Jump Up

The Johnny Jump Up is a wild pansy native to Europe. This flower is great in herbalism and folk medicine treating conditions such as epilepsy, skin diseases, and respiratory problems.

Viola tricolor (Wild pansy) blooming in the garden

These beautiful flowers can be purple, blue, yellow, or white.

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14. Joseph’s Coat

The Joseph’s coat flowers are usually red, yellow, gold, or green and can grow up to 1.5 to 5 ft tall.

15. Justicia

Native to the Americas, India, and Africa, Justicia attracts butterflies because of its beautiful colors. This plant has a resemblance to shrimp, giving it the nickname shrimp plant flower.

16. Jade Vine

The Jade vine is native to the Philippines and is part of the Fabaceae family. These plants are edible and are eaten as a vegetable in the Philippines.

Jade vine flower Strongylodon macrobotrys

The Jade vine can grow up to 100 meters in length.

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17. Japanese Cobra Lily

The Japanese cobra lily is a perennial that can grow up to 12-20 inches tall and 12- 18 inches wide. When this flower blossoms, red berries will grow in mid to late summertime.

Cobra lily (Arisaema ringens). Called Japanese cobra lily also.

The Japanese cobra lily is a great plant to grow and requires minimal care.

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18. Jovellana violacea

Another name for this beautiful is the violet teacup flower. The Jovellana is a perennial species and is in the family Calceolariaceae.

19. Jamesia americana

The Jamesia americana is a perennial shrub and grows up to 4-6 ft in height. The nickname for Jamesia is the Waxflower.

19 Flowers Beginning With the Letter J

NumberFlowers beginning with J
2Jacobs ladder
4Jamesia americana
5Joe Pye weed
7Japanese bellflower
9Jungle flame
10Japanese kerria
12Joe Pye weed
13Johnny Jump Up
14Joseph’s coat
16Jade vine
17Japanese cobra lily
18Jovellana violacea
19Jamesia americana
So many beautiful flowers are used for various reasons.

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About the Author

Keyana is a licensed veterinary technician who has been working with animals for more than 10 years. She has done a mixture of emergency, preventative, and shelter. She loves to mentor others and has recently started a podcast about the ins and outs of veterinary medicine. In her free time, she love to watch/read anything crime related, tend to her garden, try new foods, work on puzzles, and hangout with friends.

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