Nature is full of amazing things. There are beautiful butterflies and squishy earthworms that spread out over different types of terrain. Butterflies like flowers. And, there are many different types of flowers too!
So many plants and animals types, so little time to name and show them all. From different types of ivy plants to different types of ferrets, they are all amazing! But for now, we’ll focus on flowers.
Common Flower Names Beginning With A.
Here are the different kinds of flowers with name and picture for you to view. This is a list of flower names A To Z. Emphasis is placed on common and easy to grow types. You can check out this list of flowers that start with A for more pictures and information.
Aconitum is commonly known as Wolf’s bane. However, this flower has several other names. These include aconite, monkshood, wolfsbane, leopard’s bane, mousebane, women’s bane, devil’s helmet, queen of poisons, and blue rocket.
Other flower names include the Star of Bethlehem and Lily of the Nile.
These types of flowers also go by the names flossflower, bluemink, blueweed, pussy foot or Mexican paintbrush.
These types of flowers are also commonly known as lady’s mantles.
Allium roseum, commonly called rosy garlic, is an edible, Old World species of wild garlic.
These kinds of flowers are also referred to as Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas.
Also known as the Sweet Alyssum.
More commonly known as the Prince’s Feather.
These types of garden of flowers look similar to lilies and this particular type of flower is smaller than other varieties of amaryllis and has petals that are red and white.
Anemone is also called the ‘windflower’.
They are also known as Summer Snapdragon.
Many species of Anthurium can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates in shady spots. These types of flowers are also called Laceleaf.
Also known as the flamingo flower. But, in some regions, it goes by the name Snapdragon or dragon flowers.
These flower species are also known as Columbine or Granny’s Bonnet. Many columbines have gray-blue or blue-green foliage.
These species of flowers are also commonly referred to as the common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow-wort, and Virginia silkweed.
Aster flowers are as food plants for many caterpillars. Moreso from the Lepidoptera species than any other.
Some of these flower’s subspecies go by the common names false goat’s beard and false spirea.
Also known as Masterworts.
Common names include lilacbush, purple rock cress, and rainbow rock cress.
Common Flower Names Beginning With B.
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Also known as (Gypsophila).
Also known as Cornflower.
Also known as Chinese bellflower or platycodon.
Bee Balm Flower
Other names include horsemint, oswego tea, and bergamot, the latter inspired by the fragrance of the leaves, which is reminiscent of bergamot orange. The Bee Balm Flower (Monarda). prefers moist but well-drained soils.
Bellflowers grow in a wide array of shapes that include the common upright, bell-shaped flower, the cup flower, bowl flower, tubular flower, and the star-shaped flower.
Full sun and very well-drained soil are musts for blanket flowers to thrive. They are native to North and South America.
The leaves of the blazing star are linear, alternate, and get smaller as they go up the stem.
The cultivar termed ‘Alba’ produces white flowers and is commonly known as white bleeding heart
Blue Star Flower
Bouvardia ternifolia, the firecracker bush, is a shrub widespread across much of Mexico, the range extending south into Honduras and north into the southwestern United States.
Buddleja davidii, also called summer lilac, butterfly-bush, or orange eye, is a species of flowering plant native to Sichuan and Hubei provinces in central China, and also Japan. It is widely used as an ornamental plant. Butterfly bush is most vigorous in well-drained soil and full sun.
Bush Morning Glory
Ipomoea leptophylla, the bush morning glory, bush moonflower or manroot are all names that this flower goes by.
Common Flower Names Beginning With C.
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Also known as the pot marigold, ruddles, common marigold or Scotch marigold.
Golden Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) is also sometimes known as the Flame Flower, la amapola, and Copa de Oro (cup of gold).
White calla lilies tolerate partial shade, but they grow and bloom best in full sun and evenly moist soil.
It is also known as the large campanula and the wide-leaved bellflower.
Iberis sempervirens, the evergreen candytuft or perennial candytuft, is a species of flowering native to southern Europe. They are great decorative flowers.
A popular house plant, Cape Primrose. (Streptocarpus), is an Afrotropical genus of flowering plant native to Afromontane biotopes from central, eastern and southern Africa, including Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
Cardinal flowers grow best in a location with morning sun and afternoon shade, except in cool areas where they need full sun.
Colombia is the greatest producer of carnations in the world. It is also commonly known as the carnation or clove pink.
The flower heads occur in various forms and can be daisy-like or decorative, like pompons or buttons. They are also sometimes called mums or chrysanths.
They are perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, known for the spurred petals of their flowers. Many columbines have gray-blue or blue-green foliage
Coneflowers grow in the fields, meadows, dry woodlands, grasslands and prairies. They are found only in eastern and central North America.
Heuchera, also known as alumroot or coral bells, thrive in light shade. These plants are native to North America.
Common names include calliopsis and tickseed, a name shared with various other plants. Coreopsis can reach 16 to 47 inches in height and 15 to 18 inches in width.
Common Flower Names Beginning With D.
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Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants. Various common names including daffodil, daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus.
Dahlias belong to the Asteraceae (Aster) family along with daisies and sunflowers.
The name “daisy” is considered a corruption of “day’s eye” because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning.
Daylilies are available in a wide variety of sizes and colors. Gardening enthusiasts and professional horticulturalists have long bred daylily species for their attractive flowers.
The different genus Consolida (an annual) is also commonly called ‘larkspur’.
Common names include Sabi star, kudu, mock azalea, impala lily and desert rose.
Dianella is a flowering plant and they are commonly called flax lilies.
Dianthus barbatus, sweet William, is a species of flowering plant in the carnation family, native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. It has become a popular ornamental garden plant.
Common Flower Names Beginning With E.
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Echinacea is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. The genus Echinacea has ten species, which are commonly called coneflowers.
Bees can ‘steal’ nectar from bluebells by biting a hole in the bottom of the bell, taking the nectar without pollinating the flower.
Erigeron glaucus is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name seaside fleabane, beach aster, or seaside daisy.
Eustoma, commonly known as lisianthus or prairie gentian, is native to warm regions of the southern United States, Mexico, Caribbean, and northern South America.
Common names include evening primrose, suncups, and sundrops.
Common Flower Names Beginning With F.
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The Flannel Flower, as with all native Australian plants, needs to be adaptable and enduring in order to survive.
Ageratum houstonianum, commonly known as flossflower, bluemink, blueweed, pussy foot or Mexican paintbrush, is a cool-season annual plant often grown as bedding in gardens.
Forget Me Not
Used improperly, foxglove is deadly; it can make the heart stop or cause a person to suffocate. Yikes… be careful with this one.
Frangipanis won’t burn, until the outdoor heat reaches extreme (over 500 degrees) temperatures.
Tagetes erecta, the Mexican marigold or Aztec marigold is also known as the African marigold.
Common Flower Names Beginning With G.
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Gaillardia is also known as the blanket flower. Full sun and very well-drained soil are musts for blanket flowers to thrive.
Cape jasmine (Gardenia jasminoides), native to China, is the fragrant species sold by florists and grown as an ornamental.
At present, there are around forty documented species of gerberas around the world.
Honey from goldenrods often is dark and strong because of the admixtures of other nectars.
They are most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring.
Common Flower Names Beginning With H.
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The English common names heath and heather are shared by some closely related genera of similar appearance.
Hebe is also known as the ‘Showy Speedwell’ and it’s native to New Zealand. Although, you can find it in other parts of the world these days.
Helenium or Sneezeweed is a member of the sunflower family.
Heliotrope (Cherry Pie Plant) is a bushy, evergreen, short-lived shrub with dense clusters of bright purple flowers, notable for their intense, rather vanilla-like fragrance.
Hellebores thrive best in rich, moist and well-drained soil. They are also known as the Winter Rose.
Alcea rosea, the common hollyhock, is an ornamental plant. Fun fact, fungus overwinters on the few green leaves remaining at the base of hollyhocks and perennial mallows, and may also survive within the crown of the plant.
Lunaria annua, called honesty or annual honesty in English, is a species of flowering plant whose name means “moon-shaped” and refers to the shape and appearance of the seedpods.
These plants are easy-to-grow and long-lived, Hostas (Plantain Lilies) are shade-loving perennials that are highly prized by gardeners for their elegance and attractive foliage.
The common garden Hyacinth, Hyacinth Orientalis, originated in Anatolia and was brought to Europe in the 16th century.
The name “St. John’s Wort” refers to any member of the Hypericum family.
Common Flower Names Beginning With I.
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Iberis sempervirens, the evergreen candytuft or perennial candytuft is often used as a decorative shrub because of the decorative flowers.
Holly (also known as ilex) is dioecious (from the Greek for “two households”), meaning that each individual holly plant is either male or female.
Hybrids, typically derived from “Busy Lizzie” (the well-known I. walleriana) and the New Guinea Impatiens (I. hawkeri), have commercial importance as garden plants.
Also known goes by the names Starflower, Spring Starflower. (Amaryllis Family).
Ipomoea alba, sometimes called the tropical white morning-glory or moonflower or moon vine is a night-blooming morning glory.
Ixia maculata is a species of flowering plant in the iris family known by the common name spotted African corn lily. It is native to the Cape Provinces of South Africa, but it is grown widely as an ornamental plant.
Common Flower Names Beginning With J.
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Jaborosa (Nightshade) are all native to South America, where they are distributed from Peru to Patagonia. Most occur in the Andes. Most can be found in Argentina and ten are endemic to the country.
Also known as Jacob’s-ladder or Greek valerian, it is a hardy perennial flowering plant with cup-shaped, lavender-colored or white flowers.
Cliff Jamesia (Jamesia americana) Jamesia is a genus of just two surviving species of shrubby plants in the Hydrangea family (Hydrangeaceae) that is restricted to the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains from California, Utah, and southern Wyoming to northern Mexico.
It is also known as summer jasmine, poet’s jasmine, white jasmine, true jasmine or jessamine, and is particularly valued by gardeners throughout the temperate world for the intense fragrance of its flowers in summer. It is also the National flower of Pakistan.
Common Flower Names Beginning With K.
Beds of established clivia (kaffir lily, bush lily) can be given a granular fertilizer such as 3:1:5 or 2:3:2 and will benefit from a thick layer of organic mulch such as well-rotted compost, annually.
The 6 cent stamp (illust) of the set of State floral emblem designs issued on 10 July 1968 also featured Red and Green Kangaroo Paw with the caption Kangaroo Paw. Not sure which of the many types of kangaroos it was fashioned after.
Kniphofia, also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily, knofflers or poker plant where about 70 species of Kniphofia occur in Africa and 47 of these are found in the eastern areas of South Africa.
Common Flower Names Beginning With L.
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Studies conducted in India have found that Lantana leaves can display antimicrobial, fungicidal and insecticidal properties.
Lavatera adds a passionate tone to the garden with its flowers that resemble hibiscus or mini hollyhock blossoms. Lavatera showcases an abundance of flowers in jewel-tone hues. This easy-growing plant is great for large pots or the back of a border.
Lechenaultia linarioides, commonly named yellow leschenaultia, is a shrub found in Southwest Australia.
New Hampshire designated the purple lilac as the official state flower in 1919.
A cool, permeable and well-drained soil is fundamental for the good growth of lilies. These flowering plants growing from bulbs, all with large prominent flowers.
Lily of the Valley
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the valley) is a herbaceous perennial plant that forms extensive colonies by spreading underground stems called rhizomes.
It is also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus.
Love in the Mist
During the flowering period, the first-flight adult butterflies lay eggs on or near the lupine plants. Other names include Lupinus or lupine.
Common Flower Names Beginning With M.
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Magnolias are associated with the life force and are often presented at births.
Mandevilla laxa, commonly known as Chilean jasmine, is an ornamental plant that grows as a vine and is deciduous in cool climates. It can grow to 6 meters tall.
It goes by the names Paris daisy, marguerite or marguerite daisy, and it is a perennial plant known for its flowers. The most popular species has white petals.
Over a hundred travelers embarked on the voyage of the Mayflower in September 1620.
Ipomoea lobata, the fire vine, firecracker vine or Spanish flag is a species of flowering plant.
Morning glory (also written as morning-glory) has flowers that unravel into full bloom in the early morning.
Common Flower Names Beginning With N.
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Several white flowers bloom at the top of each stem of the narcissus (paperwhites) and are strongly scented.
Tropaeolum, commonly known as nasturtium or nasturtian have flowers and leaves that are edible and have a peppery taste, similar to that of watercress.
These plants are associated with rocky and arid terrain. They produce globular umbels of lily-like flowers in shades from white through pink to crimson.
It is the most widely grown commercial non-food plant in the world.
Nierembergia, common name cupflower is named after the Spanish Jesuit and mystic Juan Eusebio Nieremberg.
Common Flower Names Beginning With O.
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Lilium ‘Stargazer’ is a hybrid lily of the ‘Oriental group’. Oriental lilies are known for their fragrant perfume, blooming mid-to-late summer. Stargazers are easy to grow and do best in full sunlight.
It also goes by the names bear’s breeches, sea dock, bearsfoot, and it is considered to be an invasive species in some regions.
Ox Eye Daisy
Common Flower Names Beginning With P.
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Tanacetum coccineum, commonly called painted daisy or pyrethrum, is an upright, bushy perennial that typically grows 2-3′ tall.
The garden pansy flower is 2 to 3 in in diameter and has two slightly overlying upper petals, two side petals, and a single bottom petal with a slight beard emanating from the flower’s center. These petals are usually white or yellow, purplish, or blue.
Passiflora, known also as the passion flowers or passion vines is a caterpillar host for the Gulf Fritillary, Variegated Fritillary, Julia Heliconian and Zebra Heliconian butterflies.
Passiflora is also used for medicinal purposes such as to help with insomnia, anxiety, adjustment disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, and fibromyalgia.
Coveted by florists and gardeners, Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian Buttercups) is a tuberous-rooted plant that produces brilliantly colored flowers adorned with multiple layers of delicate, crepe paper-thin petals.
Common Flower Names Beginning With Q.
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Queen Anne’s Lace
In the late 1980s scientists began studying Queen Anne’s Lace and found that (in mice at least) it blocked the production of progesterone and inhibited fetal and ovarian growth.
Queen of the Meadow
It is also known as the meadowsweet or mead wort as well as the pride of the meadow, meadow-wort, meadow queen, lady of the meadow, dollof, meadsweet, and bridewort. It’s one of the many flowers that attract bees.
The flowering quince is a thorny, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub that has a somewhat messy growth habit but beautiful red, orange, white, or pink flowers, and shiny, dark green foliage.
Common Flower Names Beginning With R.
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It is also known as the Pink Rock-Rose, Hoary Rock-Rose or by its scientific name, the Cistus creticus or “Cistus incanus” the ltter of which it is not.
A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant or the name of the flower it bears. Roses can be erect shrubs, climbing, or trailing, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. They have beautiful flowers which range in color from white through various tones of yellow and pink to dark crimson and maroon
Rose of Sharon
The Rose of Sharon attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and is used in landscaping, from borders, hedges, and screens to single specimen plants. It’s not actually a member of the Rosaceae Family but a Hibiscus in the Mallow family.
Common Flower Names Beginning With S.
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This plant is also called the scarlet sage or tropical sage.
Other common names are common soapwort, bouncing-bet, crow soap, wild sweet William, and soapweed.
Sometimes called the he fairy fan-flower or common fan-flower.
Shasta daisies are characterized by a distinct odor which some find unpleasant.
Common Flower Names Beginning With T.
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Another name for the marigold flower.
Thunbergia alata, commonly called black-eyed Susan vine, is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species.
Its showy orange-and-black flowers make it an attractive ornamental plant.
Other names include as the tree marigold, Mexican tournesol, Mexican sunflower, Japanese sunflower or Nitobe chrysanthemum.
The flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds (its also known as the hummingbird vine or cow itch vine), and many types of birds like to nest in the dense foliage. It also attracts bees and butterflies.
The flowers are usually large, showy and brightly colored, generally red, pink, yellow, or white.
Common Flower Names Beginning With U.
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It is often grown as a houseplant in temperate areas. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
Other common names include kinnikinnick and pinemat manzanita, and it is one of several related species referred to as bearberry.
Common Flower Names Beginning With V.
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Also known as the common vervain or common verbena.
Another name for the garden pansy.
Viola tricolor is also known as Johnny Jump up, heartsease, heart’s ease, heart’s delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, or love-in-idleness.
Common Flower Names Beginning With W.
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Sparaxis tricolor, known by the common names wandflower, harlequin flower, and sparaxis, colorful flowers which are bi- or tri-colored with a golden center and a small ring of brown surrounded by another color.
Native to South Africa, Watsonia species were introduced as garden ornamentals to Australia in the mid-19th century and were widely grown by the 1940s.
It gets its name because of the waxy appearance of the flowers and leaves.
Other common names include common meadow violet, purple violet, the lesbian flower, woolly blue-violet, hooded violet, and wood violet.
Common Flower Names Beginning With X.
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Common Flower Names Beginning With Y.
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Common Flower Names Beginning With Z
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