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A List Of Five-Petaled Flowers

Updated on May 1, 2013

Flowers are the rewards we get from the work of planting, and even when plants aren't tended by our own hands, they appear and bloom on their own. And later on admired by us as we take a walk into the park or trail, they manage to stop us for seconds or minutes to admire their beauty and sometimes made us smile too, making our day brighter and eases the worries away as we enjoy them.

No matter what we address them, either flowers or blossoms, they are such a nice treat we should be thankful for as they make the world beautiful. Not only use for decorations, flowers are also part on food ingredients, on religion, and even on alternative medicine. And another thing amazing about flowers are, they come in different colors, in many different shapes, and even differs in number of petals.

And speaking of petals, here's a small list of flowers with five petals that I had gathered on my online escapade.

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Periwinkle | Source


Catharanthus roseus

Also known as vinca minor, this plant blooms in colors of pink, white, to red, lavender and blue flowers. Periwinkle could be either on a sunny or shady location as it thrives on both, even on poor soils. They would also do well on pots on a window sill, and even on hanging baskets. Make sure to keep an eye on periwinkles if they are on the yard as they sends out runners, creating more periwinkles! That would be fine if you want a particular space to be covered, but if not, be on the look out.

Aside from vinca minor, periwinkle has also other names including pennywinkles, cockles, cutfingers, and creeping myrtle.

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pipsissewa | Source

Prince's pine

Chimaphila umbellata

A pink 5-petaled flower of a perennial plant, native to Northern Hemisphere and found growing in locations with sandy soil. The flowers also comes in white colors and appears in an inflorescence. The plant can reach up a height of 30 centimeters tall. And for some reason, I keep thinking of a traditional lamp post as I look at this flowers, there seemed to be a resemblance somehow.

The plant is also known as pipsissewa that translates to "it breaks into small pieces."

And for those who enjoys root beer, did you know that chimaphila or pipsisewa is a root beer ingredient?

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swamp candles
swamp candles
swamp candles | Source

Swamp candles

Lysimachia terrestris

Growing up to 3 ft. tall, swamp candles is a herbaceous plant that blooms on Summer which the flower measures half an inch across and are star-shaped. A circle is also noticeable on the bog lossestrife flower as reddish spots appears at the base.

Swamp candle is also known in some other names such as yellow loosestrife, bog loosestrife and swamp lossestrife.

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oxalis flowers
oxalis flowers
oxalis flowers | Source


A five-petaled flower that comes in color of pink, yellow, red, white, and lavender. The leaves are similar to clover as oxalis leaves has three leaflets.

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columbine flower
columbine flower
columbine flower | Source

Columbine flower

Aquelegia canadensis

A perennial that grows up to 20 inches in height. This beautiful flower varies in colors including pink, yellow,dark red, white and purplish-blue. They would do well in shady areas as they can be found growing in mountainous locations, and meadows of the Northern Hemisphere.

If you like to attract hummingbirds, you might want to add the columbine flower in your list of hummingbird flowers to help you with this little curious birds. You can expect some bee visitors as well as both would be attracted to this spurred-petaled flower.

The name columbine came from the Latin word "columba" pertaining to the pigeon. While aquelegia was derived from aquila which means the eagle.

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Arenaria grandiflora
Arenaria grandiflora
Arenaria grandiflora | Source
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4 O'clocks
4 O'clocks
4 O'clocks | Source


Arenaria grandiflora

This five-petaled flowers are white with woody stems at its base. The leaves are needle-like and blooms on Spring season.

Arenaria grandiflora needs sun but will do well on partially shaded locations with a well drained soil.

4 O-Clock

Mirabilis jalapa

Why is it named 4 o'clock? That is because this flower, which has 5 petals usually opens late in the afternoon. This plant grows for up to .9 m. in height and loves full sunlight.

This flower also varies in many different colors. And something interesting about it is it is color-changing. A single plant could also bear a flower with arrays or splashes of other colors, such as a white 4 o'clock flower could have paints of a deep pink or yellow on the petals.

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Hibiscus flower
Hibiscus flower
Hibiscus flower | Source


This beautiful flower comes in many colors such as red, yellow, white, pink and orange. Flowers also has some sprays of colors such as a yellow hibiscus with red colors from the base spreading on each petals.

Hibiscus are showy flowers and would display large, five-petaled flowers that can attract hummingbirds and bees. I had seen few hummingbirds visiting my uncle's hibiscus in his front yard which has grown into a big shrub.

Known as gumamela in the Philippines, flower buds are used to treat boils by grinding them to patch the boil which then wrap with a cloth.

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plumeria | Source


Plumeria acuminata

A nectarless flower, plumeria are fragrant mostly at night for pollination by the help of the sphinx months. White are the common colors of the plumeria but they are also comes in red, pink and orange.

Named after Charles Plumier, a botanist, plumeria tree grows for up to 20 ft. in height, and usually grown as an ornamental tree. It is also a common tree in the Philippines and known as calachuchi or kalachuchi. The tree's milky sap may irritate the skin and eyes if comes in contact.


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    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      @ Anna141: I like it too! Looks like a happy, smiling flower isn't it? ^-^'

      @ Living Well Now and RTalloni:

      Thank you both! I'd say it's a great hub too. I got this idea of hubbing flower shapes and such as my other hub "bell-shaped flowers" had gotten top 4 on Google, so hope this one generates traffic too. :) Thank you both for the suggestion. So, if I take off the thumbnails should I make the photos bigger too, or just leave it like that? Or maybe more photos of each?

      @ Avian: Appreciate you dropping by and leaving a comment! ^-^'

      @ Pamela-anne: Thank you! Now it makes two of us! Admiring and seeing the swamp candles resembling an old lamp post ^-^'

    • Pamela-anne profile image


      6 years ago from Miller Lake

      Love the hub and the lovely pictures the prince's pine is beautiful it does look a bit like an old lamp; I love rootbeer too maybe thats why I have a certain special attraction to this particular flower. I learned something new today thanks to your hub! take care pam.

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I know some of these flowers, but not all. Thanks for the great information!

    • RTalloni profile image


      6 years ago from the short journey

      What beautiful photos! Your 5 petaled flowers idea made for a great hub. Thanks for a look at these blooms. I'm familiar with some and enjoyed reading about new-to-me ones. The swamp candle is unique and gorgeous. I'm looking forward to columbine blooms any day now. :)

      I too would eliminate the thumbnail option for each photograph.

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      Living Well Now 

      6 years ago from Near Indianapolis

      Very pretty collection! If I could make a recommendation, I wouldn't use a single thumbnail for every flower picture. Just a suggestion.


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