List of Flower Names

Clockwise, zephyranthes, saffron, China aster, and King's Spear.
Clockwise, zephyranthes, saffron, China aster, and King's Spear.

We all enjoy flowers. In our homes, flowers make lovely table centre pieces, and they are beautiful in our gardens. Flowers are also an important element in wedding and prom traditions, including bouquets, boutonnieres, and floral hairpieces.

We each have our favorite flowers, yet there are so many unusual types! There are bound to be some we haven't heard of yet.

Are you doing research on flowers? The following alphabetical list of flower names might come in handy. (Also, read this article for more detailed information on different kinds of flowers.) Are you looking for baby or pet name ideas? Read on! Hope you enjoy seeing all the different kinds of flowers and their names.

Flower Names that Start with the Letter A

Acanthus mollis, commonly known as bear's britches or oyster plant. features smooth leaves and tall spikes of purple and white flowers.
Acanthus mollis, commonly known as bear's britches or oyster plant. features smooth leaves and tall spikes of purple and white flowers. | Source
  • Acacia
  • Acanthus
  • Aloe, Socotrine
  • Amaranth
  • American ash
  • Angelica
  • Anthericum
  • Arum
  • Arum, Fly-catching
  • Ash-leaved Trumpet-flower
  • Aspen
  • Aster, China

Flower Names that Start with the Letter B

Bellflower, or campanula, grow in many areas of the world, with varieties in North America,  the Southern Hemisphere, and South Africa.
Bellflower, or campanula, grow in many areas of the world, with varieties in North America, the Southern Hemisphere, and South Africa. | Source
  • Barberry
  • Basil
  • Bellflower
  • Bellflower, pyramidal
  • Bindweed, field
  • Bindweed, purple
  • Blackthorn
  • Bladder, senna
  • Bluebottle
  • Borage
  • Bramble
  • Broom, prickly
  • Broom, Spanish
  • Broomrape
  • Bryony
  • Buck-bean
  • Bugloss
  • Burdock

Plant Names that Start with the Letter C

Cinquefoil means "five petals."  The plant resembles a strawberry plant and is sometimes known by the name "barren strawberry."
Cinquefoil means "five petals." The plant resembles a strawberry plant and is sometimes known by the name "barren strawberry." | Source
  • Cactus
  • Catch-fly, night-flowering
  • Celsia, great-flowered
  • Christmas aconite
  • Cinquefoil
  • Clianthus
  • Clove pink
  • Columbine
  • Coltsfoot
  • Coriander
  • Crowfoot, meadow
  • Crowfoot, marsh
  • Crown Imperial

Flower Names that Start with the Letter D

This Dahlia is called "Thomas Edison." Their deep purple petals grow to form a flower between six to eight inches across.
This Dahlia is called "Thomas Edison." Their deep purple petals grow to form a flower between six to eight inches across. | Source
  • Dahlia
  • Daffodil
  • Daisy, double
  • Daisy, single
  • Daisy, wild
  • Dandelion
  • Date, plum
  • Daylily, yellow
  • Dittany of Crete
  • Dittany of Crete
  • Dittany, white
  • Dock
  • Dodder
  • Dragon-plant

Flower Names that Start with the Letter E

Enchanter's Nightshade, or circaea, is named after  the enchantress Circe from Greek mythology, who is supposed to have used enchanter's nightshade in her magic.
Enchanter's Nightshade, or circaea, is named after the enchantress Circe from Greek mythology, who is supposed to have used enchanter's nightshade in her magic. | Source
  • Elastic Momordica
  • Enchanter's Nightshade
  • Everlasting

Flower Names that Start with the Letter F

The fig marigold is native to South Africa and has thick, fleshy leaves and flowers in various bright colours.
The fig marigold is native to South Africa and has thick, fleshy leaves and flowers in various bright colours. | Source
  • Fennel
  • Fieldrush
  • Fig Marigold
  • Foxglove

Flower Names that Start with the Letter G

All parts of Goat's rue, or tephrosia virginiana, are toxic to people and animals. The stems used to be used as fish poison.
All parts of Goat's rue, or tephrosia virginiana, are toxic to people and animals. The stems used to be used as fish poison. | Source
  • Geranium, clouded
  • Geranium, rose
  • Geranium, scarlet
  • Gilliflower, Mahon's
  • Gilliflower, stock
  • Goat's rue
  • Goosefoot

Flower Names that Start with the Letter H

Honesty flowers bloom in purple and white. When their summer bloom is finished, the flowers dry to become paper-thin, transparent, double-layered disks that enclose the seeds for the next year's flowers.
Honesty flowers bloom in purple and white. When their summer bloom is finished, the flowers dry to become paper-thin, transparent, double-layered disks that enclose the seeds for the next year's flowers. | Source
  • Hazel
  • Hedysarum
  • Heath
  • Helenium, smooth
  • Hepatica
  • Hibiscus
  • Hogbean
  • Hollow-root
  • Holly
  • Hollyhock
  • Honesty
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hornbeam
  • Hortensia
  • Hyacinth, expanded
  • Hyacinth, garden
  • Hyacinth, wild
  • Hybrid crinum

Flower Names that Start with the Letter I

Ipomea are also called morning glories. This particular color is "heavenly blue."
Ipomea are also called morning glories. This particular color is "heavenly blue." | Source
  • Indian cane
  • Ipomea tricolor
  • Iris
  • Ivy

Flower Names that Start with the Letter J

Orange jessamina, also known as Hawaiian mock-orange or Burmese boxwood.
Orange jessamina, also known as Hawaiian mock-orange or Burmese boxwood. | Source
  • Jamaica plum
  • Japan rose
  • Jessamine, common white
  • Jessamine, rose
  • Jessamine, Spanish

Flower Names that Start with the Letter K

The King's Spear stalk can grow up to four feet (1.22 m) in height and is covered with bright yellow flowers.
The King's Spear stalk can grow up to four feet (1.22 m) in height and is covered with bright yellow flowers. | Source
  • King's Spear

Flower Names that Start with the Letter L

Lady's eardrops, or fuchsia, bloom in a vibrant array of colours from deep purple to red and pale pink.
Lady's eardrops, or fuchsia, bloom in a vibrant array of colours from deep purple to red and pale pink. | Source
  • Laburnum
  • Lady's bedstraw
  • Lady's-eardrop, fuchsia
  • Larch
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Laurestine
  • Lavender
  • Lichen
  • Lilac
  • Lilac, white
  • Lily
  • Lily, Lent
  • Lily of the valley
  • Lucerne

Flower Names that Start with the Letter M

A root for the common Marshmallow flower was the original source for the flavor of marshmallows.
A root for the common Marshmallow flower was the original source for the flavor of marshmallows. | Source
  • Madder
  • Madder, yellow
  • Manchineel
  • Mandrake
  • Marigold, cape
  • Marigold, garden
  • Marshmallow
  • Marvel of Peru
  • Meadow saffron
  • Meadowsweet
  • Mezereon
  • Milfoil
  • Milkwort
  • Mistletoe
  • Motherwort
  • Mugwort
  • Myrtle

Flower Names that Start with the Letter N

Nightshade plants are used to create staple foods for many cultures, as well as medicine.
Nightshade plants are used to create staple foods for many cultures, as well as medicine. | Source
  • Narcissus, white
  • Nettle
  • Nightshade
  • Nosegay

Flower Names that Start with the Letter O

The flower Osmunda is actually a cluster of fern fronds, tightly wound, about to unfold.
The flower Osmunda is actually a cluster of fern fronds, tightly wound, about to unfold. | Source
  • Ophrys, fly orchid
  • Ophrys, spider orchid
  • Orange blossom
  • Osmunda

Flower Names that Start with the Letter P

Summer Pheasant's Eye is poisonous.
Summer Pheasant's Eye is poisonous. | Source
  • Pansy
  • Parsley
  • Pasque flower
  • Passion flower
  • Peony
  • Peppermint
  • Periwinkle
  • Persian Candytuft
  • Pheasant's eye
  • Pimpernel, red
  • Pink Musk
  • Polemonium
  • Pomegranate
  • Prickly pear
  • Prickly poppy, white
  • Primrose
  • Privet

Flower Names that Start with the Letter R

The Round-leaved Sundew is a carnivorous plant. This one is bending to capture and eat an insect.
The Round-leaved Sundew is a carnivorous plant. This one is bending to capture and eat an insect. | Source
  • Reed
  • Restharrow
  • Rose
  • Rose, hundred-leaved
  • Rosebay willowherb
  • Rosemary
  • Round-leaved sundew
  • Rue

Flower Names that Start with the Letter S

The bright red stigmas of the saffron crocus are dried and used to produce the cooking spice saffron.
The bright red stigmas of the saffron crocus are dried and used to produce the cooking spice saffron. | Source
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Sea Lavender
  • Sensitive plant
  • Silverweed
  • Snowball
  • Snowdrop
  • Southernwood
  • Speedwell
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Star of Bethlehem, pyramidal
  • Starwort
  • Succory
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet Sultan, yellow
  • Sweet William
  • Syringa

Flower Names that Start with the Letter T

The tuberose is a night-blooming plant native to Mexico.
The tuberose is a night-blooming plant native to Mexico. | Source
  • Tares
  • Teasel
  • Thyme
  • Toadflax
  • Touch-me-not
  • Tuberose
  • Tulip
  • Turnsol

Flower Names that Start with the Letter V

Venus' looking glass is an herb that was used by Native Americans to treat indigestion.
Venus' looking glass is an herb that was used by Native Americans to treat indigestion. | Source
  • Valerian, red
  • Venus's Looking Glass
  • Vervain
  • Violet Ivy
  • Violet, sweet
  • Violet, white
  • Virgin's Bower
  • Virginia Cowslip
  • Virginia Spiderwort

Flower Names that Start with the Letter W

Wood anenome is a spring-blooming flower that is also called windflower.
Wood anenome is a spring-blooming flower that is also called windflower. | Source
  • Wake-robin
  • Wallflower
  • Water lily, peltated
  • Water lily, white
  • Water lily, yellow
  • Willowherb, purple
  • Woad
  • Wood Anemone
  • Wood sorrel
  • Wormwood
  • Wreath of Roses

Flower Names that Start with the Letter Y

The Yew flower is actually the cone of the evergreen Yew tree.
The Yew flower is actually the cone of the evergreen Yew tree. | Source
  • Yew

Flower Names that Start with the Letter Z

Zephyranthes is also called rain flower and fairy lily.
Zephyranthes is also called rain flower and fairy lily. | Source
  • Zephyranthes

Beautiful Flower Names for Baby

Names for Girls
Names for Boys
Aster
Sage
Lily
William (for Sweet William!)
Rosemary
Reed
Violet
Drake (for Mandrake)
Laurel
Heath

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If you know of other flowers for this list, please contact me! 73 comments

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LdsNana-AskMormon 8 years ago from Southern California

I adore flowers and this is a great list... But here is the real challenge - pictures too for all of the names of flowers:-)

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon


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Allena Krest 7 years ago from New York

Great I agree with Ldsnana and would love the photographs esepcially those which can go with the valnetine's day themes.

Fantastic list I am not sure I have seen anything like this.


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Juliet Christie 7 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

I found your page while looking for the names of Jamaican flowers. This is a nice page .. What is the name of the flower you have on the page. I find fowers but no names. When I find names I can't find flowers.It would be good to get some names beside pictures


Florist_Singapore 7 years ago

Thanks, pretty useful for me as a florist :)


XIMENA 7 years ago

WOW!!... THERE ARE A LOT!!!!

I NEDEED SOME NAMES OF FLOWERS... NOW MY HOMEWORK IS DONE!!!

THANK YOU!!


alex 7 years ago

you forgot a very popular floewr, the hibiscus. it is the hawaiian state flower.


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pinkhawk 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

..i love flowers! they are awesome... thank you for sharing their names! :)


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Listessa 7 years ago from Your Sub-conscious Author

Thanks to everyone for visiting, and thanks for the suggestion Alex, I added the hibiscus :)


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pylos26 7 years ago from America

my favorite is the daffodil...thanks for writing this hub...


annie ali 7 years ago

Thanks for the list of the flowers you provided. They are just what I needed to complete my poem called 'Flowers'. The names of some of the flowers are hard to pronounce.However, some has a rather sexy name.Some of the names even sounds like french or spanish.


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D.A.L. 7 years ago from Lancashire north west England

hi, great hub .may be you would like to read my hub " Latin flower names just mumbo jumbo "


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Sexy jonty 7 years ago from India

Very wonderful list of flowers .....

thanks .....


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Yard of nature 7 years ago from Michigan

Flowers are even better when seen in the world. I like to place them in contrast to the natural vegetation in my nature photography. My hub's been keeping me busy reading lists and descriptions of flowers, plants, bugs and more. It's wonderful world out there!


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Neil74 6 years ago

I do not know all of them. But I am sure glad to read them.

Hope to see photos of each flower here.


anononymos 6 years ago

you forgot the 'forget-me-not' flower


roger 6 years ago

Do you have a book with photos of flowers and their names ? I would really like to have one. Thank-you, Roger


Annie O 6 years ago

love your list but it would have been most helpful if the flower or a link could be created to see what the plant or flower look like


Flowerheart 6 years ago

Hey the forget-me-not isn't on here! you have the touch-me-not though. and can you add pictures? please?


ruth 6 years ago

the list of flowers are wonderful now my homework is done thanks to this it would be lovely if you add their pictures, thanxxxxxxxxxxxxx.


Laura 6 years ago

you forgot the blue bell! oh no! :) i like it though, well done.


kkkkk 6 years ago

another flower that starts with "z" is zinnia


Kira- Animal lover!!!!!!! X3 6 years ago

I love these flower names! They are perfect for chicken names. We had this beautiful Golden Sexlink... she died (and she was my favorite chicken...) and we had named her Peppermint. I had thought of it as a candy name, but it's also a flower name. So cute. We also named one of our half-grown white chicks, Marigold. It doesn't fit her now, but she was yellow when she was a few days old. We're planning on naming 2 other white chicks something like Snowdrop, Daffodil, Daisy, and/or Dandilion. I went looking around for flower names because one chick has hatched and it's so cute. It's black with white streaks under it's eyes with a white belly. I just had to give it a perfect name. The chick is even silky and when the sun glints on it, there's a little glare of white because the chick's so silky. I have to name it perfectly. I may be 12 years old, but finding a perfect flower name (though I'm not really interested in flowers except that they're pretty to look at and great names for any animal) is very important to me. I want to buy this chick and 5 other chicks from my sister so that I can claim them as mine so that my older sisters can't tell me what I can or can't do with them. I love the chicks to death, so I want to keep them alive and happy for their WHOLE life. Maybe even try SO hard to keep them healthy and happy so that they might even live LONG, luxurious lives. I want them to be so perfect. And names are one thing that is important too. Can someone please tell me a perfect name for the new chick? I'd love it if someone could. I need the best fitting name. Here's the discription of the chick again, but with more added: The chick is black with white streaks below it's eyes and a white belly. The chick looks like it's possibly a hen (I'm good at telling if they're male or female, just by the looks!) and the chick is silky and shy, but a loving one. That's all of the discription. Please tell me the perfect flower name that would fit this perfect chick's description!!!


sheena 6 years ago

wow! great!


Peace Love Chloe 6 years ago

when i was looking up these names, i found some cool baby names like May, Lily, Rosemary, Sunny, things like that so now i'm thinking of these fabulous names with such enthusiasm. i'm a writer and the only reason i'm on this site is to name a character. before i came here i couldn't find any name that fit this characters personality. then i found Lily, and May. WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOSE? IF YOU SEE THE SUBMIT BOX THEN SUMBIT A NAME AND I'LL TAKE A VOTE. WHEN MY BOOK IS PUBLISHED YOU'LL KNOW ON PAGE 159 WHAT I CHOSE! LOOK FOR THE BOOK PROUD IN STORES! VOTE PLS! VOTE PS :)


Peace Love Chloe 6 years ago

LOVE THIS SITE NOW VOTE PEOPLE VOTE PLS PLS PLS I NEED A NAME AND I'D LOVE ONE!!!!!!! PUT YOUR NAME AFTER IT AND I'LL PUT YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK SAYING THAT YOU CREATED THIS NAME!!!!

the book is named PROUD


Peace Love Chloe 6 years ago

the person who owns this website needs to vote!!!!!!!


stephie 6 years ago

i love all the flowers on the net i still needed some more flowers


jennifertien 6 years ago

thanx just what i needed to complete my homework !!!!!!!!!!!!! :D


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poetryman6969 6 years ago

lovely flowers. always enjoy seeing them


Farhana Rao 5 years ago

i want to ask u a question i want to know the name of those flower if we remove the first letter of hlower then we got a name of country i request u plz must reply


tahazohaib 5 years ago

this site is very good


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mannyrolando 5 years ago

Thanks for this information! I recently created 2 hubs of photographs of flowers that I have taken over the years... but don't know the names!


arshad 5 years ago

dat z so informative n useful


celine 5 years ago

i love these flowers they r so beautiful


cant say 5 years ago

all i need is one that starts with x then my homework will be finished COME ON MY TEACHER NEW ONE BUT I CANT REMEMBER!!!!!!


Elegant princess 5 years ago

I like this page really .a very innovative information 4 those who took interest in the elegant,enchanting & beautiful world of flowers.well i would like to share da 2 another beautiful names of flower with every one i-e BRASSICA & DATHURA. There is no any doubt dat this beautiful wondorous world has a vast & huge variety of beautiful and adorable flowers//// A nice info page 4 all .....done a gud job!!!


hunney 5 years ago

wowwww its looks awsum really pleasant


flowers 5 years ago

wow , great list of flowers , I was thinking what should i post on my flowers blog this week , now I can post a list of flowers with the pictures I have.


Jakee 5 years ago

Love it! I found alot of useful information for the project I am doing for school! Thank you!


auriel 5 years ago

nice


jathniel john 5 years ago

its awsome...............there i like a name 'zephyrabth'nice flower


sanjali 5 years ago

I DID NOT FND HAWTHORNS AND ZINNIAS. Also I will love to see all the pictrs.


madeha mirza 5 years ago

nice names


Praveen Kumar 5 years ago

Hey for this site sulperb. !!!!!!!!!!!!! wel Don..........................


Manish Bhagat 5 years ago

Great anyways thx a lot


ashley 5 years ago

well you left one flower 'zinia'


Rachel 5 years ago

Why is there no letter "X"?


Laxman Mankala 4 years ago

Awesome Collection... I adore flowers! And I have googled all flowers for their images... :-)


mugilan 4 years ago

i want all flower name image use full


shradha 4 years ago

it was really useful


danny 4 years ago

lol this list was helpful

a+ for my


Shyam 4 years ago

Very Beautiful


velmurugan 4 years ago

very nice and beautiful


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

great hub...i don't know that there lots of flowers in the world...


mridusmita das 4 years ago

vry nice............


GUy 4 years ago

COol


angelina 4 years ago

you forgot to write the flower "venus fly trap"!


Miro 4 years ago

Thanks for this list and for spending your time on making this list because i was looking for a name for my little baby sister and i decided to go with LILY which is a great name, once again thank you and job well done


SIDDHARTHA 4 years ago

I DID NOT FOUND THE NAMES OF DYANTHUS AND LAVENDER


Kiara arora 4 years ago

Nice blossoms........


Kenneth 4 years ago

Thanks for the names, it would also be very educating if you could have a tiny picture of the flower along with the names. I guess it will be a lot of work, nevertheless it would be much appreciated,

Thanks,


dahlia 4 years ago

..waahh..dahlia was also my name..perfect.. do i look also a dahlia flower?..can i ask for its picture please??


surakamahalakshmi 3 years ago

superb


AMIELOU 3 years ago

I WANT TO SEE ANGELICA FLOWER


van helsing 3 years ago

thanks just what i needed to complete my assingment........................


brianna brown 3 years ago

why is there no q , u , or x ontheir


Ciara 3 years ago

I wish other sites would just answer my question. Luckly I found this site. I loved the flower names. Just what I needed to finish my project.THANK YOU!!


FlowerGirl 3 years ago

Awesome!

I got a note-book and I'm filling it with a bunch of plants,mainly flowers.

Anyway thank U sooo much this will help a lot.


khushvi patel 3 years ago

i got a good knowledge about flowers from this site


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babynology 3 years ago from New York

I love flowers names too. My favorite names are on this page.

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nojim kerry 2 years ago

yes ,these flowers are nice .i like it


Jeannette Smith 14 months ago

I have a flower in my garden that has red short fat round closed flower with stem sticking out of it. I am trying to find the name. If u can tell me what it is I would greatly appreciate it.


Debbie Conaway 13 months ago

I'm trying to find a flower (A pretty one) that I can name my online petite women's clothing shop after. There are so many already being used. I've looked for flower names that would go with "Closet" , "Petites" " Place" ... I was hoping to find a name that had some kind of meaning for the word small or petite. It needs to be a catchy name. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance...Debbie

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