10 Most Common Road Side Flowers in India

You may have seen list of beautiful flowering Trees and shrubs in India along the road side. Here is the most common road side flowers found in India.

Pyrostegia venusta

Pyrostegia venusta or Flaming Trumpet is a well known garden species that blooms in winter. The spectacular reddish orange flowers makes a beautiful ornamental plant,commonly grown in garden areas and make a wonderful display.

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea are thorny ornamental vines known as bouganvilla in India and grow anywhere over the other plants. The vine species are evergreen and the actual flowers known as paper flower of bouganvilla are white,pink,orange and yellow.

Nerium Oleander

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Nerium oleander with pink flowers in bunches are very popular for its hue and fragrance. The plant is poisonous and most commonly grown garden ornamental plants in India.

Cascabela thevetia

Cascabela thevetia

Cascabela thevetia also known as yellow oleander is a poisonous road side flower found in India. The poisonous plant native to Mexico and an evergreen small tree with yellow flower.

Lantana camara

Lantana-camara

Lantana camara is a most common flowering plant from the verbena family. The ornamental shrub has become an invasive species and offers toxicity to livestock.

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Caesalpinia pulcherrima or peacock flower plant is a shrub but the seeds of Caesalpinia are poisonous. It is a striking ornamental plant for public gardens in India.

Canna indica

Canna indica

Canna indica or Indian shot is a flowering plant and edible too. Indian shot plants are very useful to construct wetlands and also used for the treatment.

Cosmos sulphureus

Cosmos Sulphureus or yellow cosmos often seen in mass plantings along roadsides in Pune. This plant shades of yellow, orange, and red, very popular in Korea and Japan.

Impatiens balsamina

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Impatiens balsamina is the most common post monsoon ornamental plant of India. The plant flowers are available in Pink, red, lilac and white in color and its body part are used as indigenous traditional medicine.

Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda cathartica

Allamanda cathartica or yellow allamanda flowering plant is native to Brazil but introduced to many countries. The plant was now widely found in India,grow along riverbanks and other open area.