We all enjoy flowers. In our homes, flowers make lovely table centrepieces, and they are beautiful in our gardens. Flowers are also an important element in wedding and prom traditions, including bouquets, boutonnieres, and floral hairpieces.
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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 researching flowers? If so, the following alphabetical list of flower names might come in handy. Are you looking for baby or pet name ideas? Then read on! We 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.
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AcaciaAcanthusAloe, SocotrineAmaranthAmerican ashAngelicaAnthericumArumArum, Fly-catchingAsh-leaved Trumpet-flowerAspenAster, 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.
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BarberryBasilBellflowerBellflower, pyramidalBindweed, fieldBindweed, purpleBlackthornBladder, sennaBluebottleBorageBrambleBroom, pricklyBroom, SpanishBroomrapeBryonyBuck-beanBuglossBurdock
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."
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CactusCatch-fly, night-floweringCelsia, great-floweredChristmas aconiteCinquefoilClianthusClove pinkColumbineColtsfootCorianderCrowfoot, meadowCrowfoot, marshCrown 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 6 to 8 inches across.
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DahliaDaffodilDaisy, doubleDaisy, singleDaisy, wildDandelionDate, plumDaylily, yellowDittany of CreteDittany of CreteDittany, whiteDockDodderDragon-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.
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The fig marigold is native to South Africa and has thick, fleshy leaves and flowers in various bright colours.
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All parts of Goat's rue, or tephrosia virginiana, are toxic to people and animals. The stems used to be used as fish poison.
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Geranium, cloudedGeranium, roseGeranium, scarletGilliflower, Mahon'sGilliflower, stockGoat's rueGoosefoot
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.
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HazelHedysarumHeathHelenium, smoothHepaticaHibiscusHogbeanHollow-rootHollyHollyhockHonestyHoneysuckleHornbeamHortensiaHyacinth, expandedHyacinth, gardenHyacinth, wildHybrid crinum
Flower Names That Start With the Letter I
Jamaica plumJapan roseJessamine, common whiteJessamine, roseJessamine, Spanish
Flower Names That Start With the Letter K
The King's Spear stalk can grow up to 4 feet (1.22 m) in height and is covered with bright yellow flowers.
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Lady's eardrops, or fuchsia, bloom in a vibrant array of colours from deep purple to red and pale pink.
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LaburnumLady's bedstrawLady's-eardrop, fuchsiaLarchLarkspurLaurelLaurestineLavenderLichenLilacLilac, whiteLilyLily, LentLily of the valleyLucerne
Flower Names That Start With the Letter M
A root for the common marshmallow flower was the original source for the flavor of marshmallows.
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MadderMadder, yellowManchineelMandrakeMarigold, capeMarigold, gardenMarshmallowMarvel of PeruMeadow saffronMeadowsweetMezereonMilfoilMilkwortMistletoeMotherwortMugwortMyrtle
Flower Names That Start With the Letter N
Nightshade plants are used to create staple foods for many cultures, as well as medicine.
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The flower osmunda is actually a cluster of fern fronds, tightly wound, about to unfold.
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Ophrys, fly orchidOphrys, spider orchidOrange blossomOsmunda
Flower Names That Start With the Letter P
PansyParsleyPasque flowerPassion flowerPeonyPeppermintPeriwinklePersian CandytuftPheasant's eyePimpernel, redPink MuskPolemoniumPomegranatePrickly pearPrickly poppy, whitePrimrosePrivet
Flowers That Start With The Letter Q
The round-leaved sundew is a carnivorous plant. This one is bending to capture and eat an insect.
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ReedRestharrowRoseRose, hundred-leavedRosebay willowherbRosemaryRound-leaved sundewRue
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.
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SaffronSageSea LavenderSensitive plantSilverweedSnowballSnowdropSouthernwoodSpeedwellStar of BethlehemStar of Bethlehem, pyramidalStarwortSuccorySunflowerSweet Sultan, yellowSweet WilliamSyringa
Flower Names That Start With The Letter T
Venus' looking glass is an herb that was used by Native Americans to treat indigestion.
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Valerian, redVenus's Looking GlassVervainViolet IvyViolet, sweetViolet, whiteVirgin's BowerVirginia CowslipVirginia Spiderwort
Flower Names That Start With the Letter W
Wood anenome is a spring-blooming flower that is also called windflower.
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Wake-robinWallflowerWater lily, peltatedWater lily, whiteWater lily, yellowWillowherb, purpleWoadWood AnemoneWood sorrelWormwoodWreath of Roses
Flower Names That Start With The Letter X
The yew flower is actually the cone of the evergreen yew tree.
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William (for Sweet William!)
Drake (for Mandrake)
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If you know of other flowers for this list, please contact me!
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Karen on May 13, 2020:
Now I know the spelling of Mimosa plant thank you very much
Talk to me people on April 29, 2020:
I love flowers they are so beautiful!
PALOMINO on April 17, 2020:
Woah! such a wonderful name......
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Flower hearts on December 09, 2019:
Very nice and beautiful
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DANIEL CHIOMA on October 22, 2019:
WOW!!! YOU SUCH A GENIUS
Sintia on July 01, 2019:
Lily water on June 11, 2019:
Tommy from U.S., Nevada, Las Vegas on November 15, 2018:
My wife is absolutely impressed by the post.
She asked me to respond for this article and say - thank you.
Anisha on February 28, 2018:
Nice information but not got the flowwr name.,.............. I was finding
Debbie Conaway on October 18, 2015:
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
Jeannette Smith on September 21, 2015:
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.
nojim kerry on March 30, 2014:
yens ,these flowers are nice .i like it
babynology from New York on July 17, 2013:
I love flowers names too. My favorite names are on this page.
khushvi patel on May 25, 2013:
i got a good knowledge about flowers from this site
FlowerGirl on May 21, 2013:
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.
Ciara on May 19, 2013:
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!!
brianna brown on March 07, 2013:
why is there no q , u , or x ontheir
van helsing on February 25, 2013:
thanks just what i needed to complete my assingment........................
AMIELOU on February 09, 2013:
I WANT TO SEE ANGELICA FLOWER
surakamahalakshmi on December 28, 2012:
dahlia on September 26, 2012:
..waahh..dahlia was also my name..perfect.. do i look also a dahlia flower?..can i ask for its picture please??
Kenneth on September 13, 2012:
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,
Kiara arora on June 18, 2012:
SIDDHARTHA on May 11, 2012:
I DID NOT FOUND THE NAMES OF DYANTHUS AND LAVENDER
Miro on May 04, 2012:
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
angelina on May 03, 2012:
you forgot to write the flower "venus fly trap"!
GUy on April 30, 2012:
mridusmita das on April 05, 2012:
raciniwa from Talisay City, Cebu on March 08, 2012:
great hub...i don't know that there lots of flowers in the world...
velmurugan on March 04, 2012:
very nice and beautiful
Shyam on March 02, 2012:
danny on February 23, 2012:
lol this list was helpful
a+ for my
shradha on February 11, 2012:
it was really useful
mugilan on January 26, 2012:
i want all flower name image use full
Laxman Mankala on December 29, 2011:
Awesome Collection... I adore flowers! And I have googled all flowers for their images... :-)
Rachel on November 27, 2011:
Why is there no letter "X"?
ashley on September 18, 2011:
well you left one flower 'zinia'
Manish Bhagat on August 18, 2011:
Great anyways thx a lot
Praveen Kumar on August 18, 2011:
Hey for this site sulperb. !!!!!!!!!!!!! wel Don..........................
madeha mirza on June 24, 2011:
sanjali on June 19, 2011:
I DID NOT FND HAWTHORNS AND ZINNIAS. Also I will love to see all the pictrs.
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jathniel john on May 11, 2011:
its awsome...............there i like a name 'zephyrabth'nice flower
auriel on May 07, 2011:
Jakee on May 01, 2011:
Love it! I found alot of useful information for the project I am doing for school! Thank you!
flowers on April 05, 2011:
wow , great list of flowers , I was thinking what should i post on my flowers blog this mainly , now I can post a list of flowers with the pictures I have.
hunney on March 27, 2011:
wowwww its looks awsum really pleasant
Elegant princess on February 24, 2011:
I like this page yes, 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 every .....done a gud job!!!
cant say on February 07, 2011:
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!!!!!!
celine on January 30, 2011:
i love these flowers they r so beautiful
arshad on January 22, 2011:
dat z so informative n useful
mannyrolando on January 19, 2011:
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!
tahazohaib on January 10, 2011:
this site is very good
Farhana Rao on December 31, 2010:
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
poetryman6969 on November 20, 2010:
lovely flowers. always enjoy seeing them
jennifertien on October 26, 2010:
thanx just what i needed to complete my homework !!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
stephie on October 07, 2010:
i love all the flowers on the net i still needed some more flowers
Peace Love Chloe on October 05, 2010:
the person who owns this website needs to vote!!!!!!!
Peace Love Chloe on October 04, 2010:
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!!!!
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Peace Love Chloe on October 04, 2010:
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 :)