15 Flowers That Start With S

These are the different types of flowers with name and image for you to view. This is a list of flower names that begin with the letter S. Emphasis is placed on common and easy to grow kinds.


Common Flower Names Beginning With S.

Salvia Splendens

This plant is also called the scarlet sage or tropical sage.

Salvia splendens. (Sage).

Sand Dollar Cactus

This type of cactus also goes by the names sea urchin cactus, star cactus, and star peyote. The flowers of this cactus are yellow with red bases and the outer parts are very woolly.

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Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus

Not sure which species of hedgehog inspired the name for the Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus, but they produce pink and yellow flowers.

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus Coccineus)

Scarlet Strawberry

The Virginia strawberry, wild strawberry, or common strawberry is one of two species of wild strawberry that were hybridized to create the modern domesticated garden strawberry. 

Scarlet strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)


Other common names are common soapwort, bouncing-bet, crow soap, wild sweet William, and soapweed.

Saponaria. (Soapwort).


Scabiosa. (Pincushion Flower).


Sometimes called the he fairy fan-flower or common fan-flower.

Scaevola. (Fan Flower).

Scented Geranium

Scented Geranium.  (Pelargonium).


Scilla. (Hyacinth Family).

Sea Holly

Other names are the blue eryngo or flat sea holly.

Sea holly (Eryngium planum)

Sea Thrift

The British threepence coin issued between 1937 and 1952 had a design of thrift on the reverse. This plant bears bright pink flowers. Other common names include known as thriftsea thrift or sea pink.

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Sea thrift (Armeria maritima)


Sedum occurs throughout the northern hemisphere, often in drier rocky terrain. It’s also known as stonecrop.

Sedum. (Stonecrops). Crassulaceae Family.

Shasta Daisy

Shasta daisies are characterized by a distinct odor which some find unpleasant.

Shasta Daisy. (Leucanthemum).

Shooting Star Flower

This plant bears white flowers that sometimes appear to be shooting upwards.

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)


Silene. (Carnation Family).

Showy Milkweed

Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Shrub Rose

Shrub Rose (Rosa)

Silky Wormwood

The silky wormwood is best grown in poor to moderately fertile, dry, well-drained soils in full sun. In the summer it produces tiny yellow flowers that appear to be nodding.

Silky wormwood (Artemisia frigida)

Smoke Tree

This plant also goes by the names European smoketree, Eurasian smoketree, smoke tree, smoke bush, Venetian sumach, or dyer’s sumach.

Smoke Tree (Cotinus Coggygria)


Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Snowdrop Windflower

This plant blooms fragile, nodding white flowers early to mid-spring atop radiant dense, green foliage.

Snowdrop windflower (Anemone sylvestris)


Solanum (Solanum)

Solomon’s Seal

The plant is said to possess scars on the rhizome that resemble the ancient Hebrew seal of King Solomon. 

Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum)


It is also called the pink sorrel, pink wood sorrel or windowbox wood sorrel.

Sorrel (Oxalis articulata subsp. rubra)


Syringa. (Forsythia).