C. annuum

Capsicum annuum

This species includes sweet peppers and most of the more common chillies, including the cayenne types found in shops and supermarkets. Conspicuously diverse, the C. annuums are probably the most popular of the domesticated species, both in the garden and the kitchen. The flowers are usually borne singly along the stem, and their petals are most often white, though they can sometimes be purple, or white with a purple fringe.

Capsicum annuum flower

Capsicum annuum flower