University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

Begonia (Begonia spp.)

Begonias are erect, trailing, or sometimes climbing herbaceous annuals or perennials. They are usually succulent in texture. Leaves are simple, alternate, and highly variable in size, shape, and color. They may be hairy or smooth. Flowers are usually borne in cymes, some quite showy. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors.