Whether we take a cool drive in the country or just go for a casual stroll, there are many beautiful flowers to be seen along the way. However, many do not know the names of these flowers. This guide presents a list of all the tropical flowers found on the island. Unfortunately, none of these flowers are indigenous to the island. It has been speculated that most species of flowers and plants in Barbados either found their way by accident in cargo or clothing via ships.
Anthurium (Anthurium Inflorescence)
Originally was native to the Americas, symbolises hospitality; can indicate abundance.
Native to South-Eastern Asia, the Indian sub-continent and the tropical regions of eastern Africa. This may not be a familiar flower to many but has similar features to the Hibiscus.
Begonia (pink or white in colour)
This flower’s name means “beware”. They are indigenous to India and other tropical countries.
Blue Lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea)
Native to north-eastern, eastern and southern Africa as well as some parts of south-western Asia.
Blue Plumbago (Plumbago Auriculata)
Plumbago was derived from “plumbum” meaning lead; this flower has been said to be a cure for lead poising. Originally from South Africa.
Blue Vine (Clitoria Ternatea)
Native to Africa and Mauritius.
Native to South America, can represent prosperity, passion and brightness. Usually seen around the island in magenta, pink, yellow, white, orange, red and purple.
Desert Rose (Adenium Obesum)
Native to East Africa.
Eyelash Orchid (Epidendrum Ciliare)
This flower is indigenous to Central and South America.
Native to South and Central America.
French Cotton (Calotropis Procera)
This flower is originally from Northern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Middle East and Southern Asia.
Red Ginger Lily (Alpinia Pupurata)
Native to Malaysia.
Golden Shower (Cassia Fistula)
Native to South East Asia.
Ground Orchids (Spathoglottis)
These flowers are native to Australia and the Pacific Islands (including China)
Heliconia (Heliconia Rostrata)
Originated in South America.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis)
Red Water Lily (Nymphaea Rubra)
Native to India.
Ixora (Ixora Coccinea)
Originated in India and Sri Lanka.
Love in a mist (Passiflora Foetida)
This flower is native to various territories including Southern USA, Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean and South America.
Mexican Poppy (Argemone Mexicana)
It is native to Mexico and the West Indies, this is poisonous so only admire via the eyes.
Pink Water Lily (Nymphaea Odorata)
Native to the North Eastern US.
Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia Pulcherrima)
This is the national flower of Barbados. It is native to Central America and the Caribbean .
Sandpaper Vine (Petrea Volubilis)
Originated in Tropical America.
Seaside Bean (Canavalia Rosea)
Native to the USA and the Caribbean.
Wild Cucumber (Coccinia Grandis)
Native of tropical areas in Africa, Asia, Malaysia and the Northern Territory.
Yellow Sweet Pea (Crotalaria Retusa)
Native of areas such as Africa, Asia and Australia
All Photos compliments Wikipedia.