12 Plants That Start With T - Urban Agriculture

12 Plants That Start With T

When it comes to plants, there are millions of different species and varieties to choose from. From trees, flowers, shrubs, herbs, fruit and vegetables. In this article, we will be discovering 12 plants that start with the letter T.

Tall Fescue Grass (Festuca Arundinacea)

Tall Fescue Grass is a type of cooler weather turf grass. This is a tough grass that will retain its dark green color, even during the winter. This kind of grass has wide blades that can be quite coarse. New blades will appear rolled up and have a shiny topside.

Tall fescue is a type of clumping grass, which means when it is mixed in with grasses, it will clump together and stick out. This species of grass reproduces through seed distribution, as it contains a small amount of rhizomes. 

Tamarack Tree (Larix laricina)

The Tamarack Tree can be found in the far northern forests in North America. It is also referred to as the American Larch tree. The tamarack tree is commonly used for horticulture purposes. This species of tree will provide an appealing sight to your garden.

The needles of this tree change color throughout the year. In the fall you will notice yellow needles that will then drop off for the winter months. Once they drop off, the bark will begin to flake which a lot of gardeners love the sight of. In the spring and summer months the needles grow back in a green-blue hue. 

The needles that fall for the winter, create a mulch that you can use on your garden. Thus this tree helps you become sustainable. The tamarack tree is a very large tree, thus it may be too large for most properties. However, there are smaller and dwarf varieties of this tree as well. 

Tatsoi (Brassica Rapa Subsp. Narinosa)

Tatsoi is a type of Asian green that is very similar to bok choy in its flavor, which you can easily grow in your own vegetable garden. Overall, this is a very simple plant to grow and care for.

The leaves of a tatsoi plant grow into a flatten rosette shape. The stalks of this plant are a lighter shade of green, compared to the darker spoon shaped leaves. This plant can produce yellow four petaled flowers that resemble a cross. 

This plant will grow quickly and you’ll be able to harvest the plant after 20 days. You can either plant tatsoi in the spring for a summer harvest or in the summer for a fall harvest. 

Tea (Camellia Sinensis)

You can grow tea in your own garden and you don’t need a lot of space either. A tea plant is a type of small shrub that will be around 3 to 7 feet in height. If you don’t prune your shrub it will grow taller. Normally these plants are grown for ornamental purposes, as you can’t start harvesting the plant until the plant is about 3 years old. 

In the fall months, this plant will produce attractive small white blooms that have a pleasant smell. Tea plants prefer sandy soil that is slightly acidic. When growing tea plants you need to make sure the conditions are right and have a lot of patience, if you want to harvest it and make your own tea. 

Tea Olive Tree (Osmanthus Fragrans)

The tea olive tree plant is also known as the sweet olive, fragrant olive and sweet osmanthus. This isn’t a tree plant but a type of evergreen shrub. This is due to the plant’s glossy evergreen leaves.

There are around 15 different varieties of tea olive plants with the leaves on these varieties all looking a little bit different. You will also notice with a tea olive plant that it produces small clusters of white flowers that are very fragrant.

This plant is loved for the aroma that these little flowers produce. The blooms appear in the spring and last all through the summer. Throughout fall this plant will occasionally bloom, but not as many as you saw in spring. 

Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera Truncata)

Typically sold to be given out during thanksgiving. This holiday cactus is always confused with the Chrismtas and Easter cactus. They all look similar, yet they are all different species and have their own care requirements.

The thanksgiving cactus is grown and brought for the beautiful flowers that this plant produces. As long as you care for the plant correctly, the flowers should bloom around thanksgiving. This will then give your home a pop of vibrant color, while the weather outside is beginning to get colder. 

These plants do well inside and don’t need much care. The blooms are the most attractive part of this plant and come in shades of: white, orange, yellow, red and pink. These blooms should last from November all the way to March.

The President Clematis

The president clematis is a type of vine, which is grown for its  very richly colored flowers. You can train this plant to grow up structures. You can plant this type of clematis during spring to fall. The flower is usually a dark violet color. The petals are slightly rounded inwards.

There are 8 overlapping sepals, and red-like anthers which stick out from the center of the flower. The President Clematis is seen as a repeated bloomer, therefore, the plant will continue to bloom until the first frost.

You may find that younger plants might not bloom as regularly, however once it has matured, the plant should flower from may until the first first. 

Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)

Thyme is a herb that is used a lot in cooking. The herb plant is very easy to grow indoors and only needs the very minimum amount of care. Thyme has a wood like stem appearance, which grows between 6 to 12 inches high. Planting thyme indoors means you can plant your thyme at any point in the year, it is up to you.

It should be noted that thyme takes a while to germinate from its seed. Thyme thrives when it receives a lot of sunlight and warmth. Thus you can pot your thyme in pots and leave them outside during the summer and bring them inside when the temperature starts to drop. 

Ti (Cordyline Fruticosa)

The ti plant is believed to give good luck to its own. There is even a legend that says that the more stalks your plant has, the greater the fortune you will have. This fortune could deal with matters of the mind or heart.

This plant is also enjoyed for its attractive foliage which is always colorful, long lasting and fast growing. Ti plants come in a wide range of colors from glossy green, glossy red, rose, pink, yellow, orange, plum and magenta. 

The leaves of this plant are quite long and narrow, which can reach up to 2 feet long and 4 inches wide. During the spring, 6 petaled small star shaped flowers are produced. You will see these flowers on low branches.

The flowers bloom in yellow, pink, white and lavender colors. During the summer and fall, small berries are produced in yellow, green and red colors. The ti plant produces you a lot and could give you a lot of luck.

Tiger Lily (Lilium Lancifolium)

The tiger lily plant produces eye-catching blooms that can be used as a border in your garden. As many as 10 flowers can be produced from one stem. The flowers themselves have orange curved petals that are speckled with dark spots.

These vibrant flowers are edible, but it must be noted that the pollen is slightly toxic to humans. While every part of this plant is toxic for cats. Commonly you will see orange blooms, but there are white, yellow, pink and red varieties out there too. Plant the bulbs in the fall or spring and you’ll see blooms through the mid to late summer. 

Tulip (Tulipa)

Known as a flowering spring bulb that will flower before a lot of other flowers in during the early spring. The flowers have a cup like shape, with three cup shaped petals. Each flower can have 2 to 6 wide leaves that have a wax-like coating.

As there are a lot of different varieties of tulips, you can grow tulips in pretty much any color that you wish, except for blue. Tulips are one of the oldest and well loved plants that gardeners love returning to every year.

They provide color to your garden, while everything else is only just beginning to grow. In colder climates, you’ll notice your tulips blooming between March to May. While in warmer climates, your tulips will begin blooming between January to February. 

Tweedia (Tweedia Caerulea)

Blue flowers are a rarity. Tweedia is not only a blue flower, it also has a very pleasant scent. This then makes this flower very popular for bridal bouquets, gardens, containers and floral arrangements. This type of plant is native to Southern America and ideal to be planted after the last first in the early spring.

This is a slow growing plant that will reach maturity after 70 to 85 days after planting. Tweedia is a late blooming flower, which looks attractive alongside lavender and sunflowers. 

The blooms on this plant are small and dainty. Thus making these flowers look very delicate. Due to its delicate nature, this plant can be damaged by strong winds or harsh rain. Even though this plant looks pleasant, it can be toxic to cats, dogs and humans if ingested. 

Summary

There are a vast number of plants that begin with the letter T. Now you know 12 more to improve your plant knowledge. In this article, we have given you trees, shrubs, herbs and flowers that all start with the letter T.

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