A genus of plants, mostly of tropical America, many species of which are grown as ornamental plants. The leaves are curiously one-sided, and often exhibit brilliant colors.
any of numerous plants of the genus Begonia grown for their attractive glossy asymmetrical leaves and colorful flowers in usually terminal cymes or racemes
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Usually seen as a garden border plant, begonias are available in a wide range of colors. The thick waxy leaves and stems are usually a purplish-red and the blooms are commonly pink, though they are available in red, orange and white. They are best for decoration and can also be used in centerpieces. Available spring through fall.
Begonia is a genus in the flowering plant family Begoniaceae. The only other member of the family Begoniaceae is Hillebrandia, a genus with a single species in the Hawaiian Islands. The genus Symbegonia is now included in Begonia.