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Names of Flowers You Saw, But Never Knew: A Photo Essay

Updated on June 19, 2013
Narcissus and Forget-Me-Nots.  They look like tiny daffodils, but are really called Narcissus.
Narcissus and Forget-Me-Nots. They look like tiny daffodils, but are really called Narcissus.

We all know the common names of flowers, like roses, daisies, tulips, and hyacinth. Here are a few more you might not have known. While this is largely a photo essay, the names of flowers are something I realized I knew nothing about, and so I set out to learn a few things.

I live in the Northeast, so what you'll see here are flowers that grow in that region. I'm a big fan of gardening (though I'm not that great at it!) and even more of photographing flowers. All the photos are are my own.

Tower of Jewels
Tower of Jewels
A beautiful zinnia waits for a buyer at a farmer's market.
A beautiful zinnia waits for a buyer at a farmer's market.
Protea dries well and comes in warm colors.
Protea dries well and comes in warm colors.
More stunning protea.
More stunning protea.
Gazinia and petunias
Gazinia and petunias
Trillium.  These ground-hugging, shade-loving blooms are easy to spot with three petals.
Trillium. These ground-hugging, shade-loving blooms are easy to spot with three petals.
Foxglove, also known as digitalis.  Medically useful for heart conditions.
Foxglove, also known as digitalis. Medically useful for heart conditions.
Astilbe.  A common garden flower, it resembles a paintbrush and comes in white, pink, and red.
Astilbe. A common garden flower, it resembles a paintbrush and comes in white, pink, and red.
Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise
Siberian Iris, wonderful color from bulbs.
Siberian Iris, wonderful color from bulbs.
Lisianthus look a lot like roses, but aren't.
Lisianthus look a lot like roses, but aren't.
This gorgeous striped ranunculus comes in colors from pink to red to white to orange to purple.
This gorgeous striped ranunculus comes in colors from pink to red to white to orange to purple.
Another stunning ranunculus.
Another stunning ranunculus.
Clematis, a climber often found on trellises, comes in many colors and petal variations.
Clematis, a climber often found on trellises, comes in many colors and petal variations.

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  • vibesites profile image

    vibesites 3 years ago from United States

    It's foxglove (or digitalis) that I only recognize hehehee.

    I know a zinnia (the usual types I see have a yellow disc on the middle or something like that), but I didn't recognize the zinnia in one of your photos. It looks like a different flower! :)

    Ranunculus (now I know the unique name) is one lovely flower... it looks like a rose.

    Lovely photos you have. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Lovely photos and at least now I can recognize them when I see these flowers. Thanks.

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    Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    Welcome to HP

    Beautiful photos, I love irises and the colour of that Lisianthus is fabulous, so vibrant. Thank you for sharing them with us. You must have a beautiful garden

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