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A List of Flower Names From A to Z

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I love flowers, there are just so many different types to take in and enjoy.

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 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.

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.

Acanthus mollis, commonly known as bear's britches or oyster plant. features smooth leaves and tall spikes of purple and white flowers.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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 6 to 8 inches across.

This dahlia is called "Thomas Edison." Their deep purple petals grow to form a flower between 6 to 8 inches across.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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 4 feet (1.22 m) in height and is covered with bright yellow flowers.

The King's Spear stalk can grow up to 4 feet (1.22 m) in height and is covered with bright yellow flowers.

  • King's Spear
  • Kangaroo Paw
  • Kaffir Lily
  • Kalmia

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Flowers That Start With The Letter Q

  • Quesnelia
  • Quince
  • Queen's Cup
  • Queen of the Meadow

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tares
  • Teasel
  • Thyme
  • Toadflax
  • Touch-me-not
  • Tuberose
  • Tulip
  • Turnsol

Flower Names That Start With The Letter U

Ursinia calenduliflora

Ursinia calenduliflora

  • Uva Ursi
  • Ursinia
  • Urn Plant
  • Ulex-Gallii
  • Umbrella Plant

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.

  • 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.

  • 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 X

  • Xerophyllum
  • Xeranthemum
  • Xyris

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.

  • Yew
  • Yellow Waxbells
  • Yellowroot
  • Yucca

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.

  • Zephyranthes

Beautiful Flower Names for Babies

Names for GirlsNames for Boys

Aster

Sage

Lily

William (for Sweet William!)

Rosemary

Reed

Violet

Drake (for Mandrake)

Laurel

Heath

© 2008 Listessa

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

Khana on August 04, 2020:

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Martin.Ashley on August 02, 2020:

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M on July 18, 2020:

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R on June 14, 2020:

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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......

Hareem atif on March 05, 2020:

Beautiful

Flower hearts on December 09, 2019:

Very nice and beautiful

Radhika Joshi on November 03, 2019:

Wow Nice

DANIEL CHIOMA on October 22, 2019:

WOW!!! YOU SUCH A GENIUS

Sintia on July 01, 2019:

Zinnia ?

Lily water on June 11, 2019:

Narcissus

Love sea

Tommy from U.S., Nevada, Las Vegas on November 15, 2018:

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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:

yes ,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.

Babynology.com

khushvi patel on May 25, 2013:

i got a good knowledge about flowers from this site

FlowerGirl on May 21, 2013:

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.

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:

superb

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,

Thanks,

Kiara arora on June 18, 2012:

Nice blossoms........

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:

COol

mridusmita das on April 05, 2012:

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

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:

Very Beautiful

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:

nice names

sanjali on June 19, 2011:

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

jathniel john on May 11, 2011:

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

auriel on May 07, 2011:

nice

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 week , 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 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!!!

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!!!!

the book is named PROUD

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 :)

sheena on September 23, 2010:

wow! great!

Kira- Animal lover!!!!!!! X3 on August 24, 2010:

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!!!

kkkkk on August 13, 2010:

another flower that starts with "z" is zinnia

Laura on July 16, 2010:

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

ruth on July 02, 2010:

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

Flowerheart on May 31, 2010:

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

Annie O on May 20, 2010:

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

roger on April 25, 2010:

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

anononymos on February 09, 2010:

you forgot the 'forget-me-not' flower

Neil74 on February 01, 2010:

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

Hope to see photos of each flower here.

Yard of nature from Michigan on November 03, 2009:

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!

Sexy jonty from India on October 26, 2009:

Very wonderful list of flowers .....

thanks .....

Dave from Lancashire north west England on October 20, 2009:

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

annie ali on October 12, 2009:

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.

pylos26 from America on October 07, 2009:

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

Listessa (author) from Your Sub-conscious on September 27, 2009:

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

pinkhawk from Pearl of the Orient on September 22, 2009:

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

alex on September 05, 2009:

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

XIMENA on August 10, 2009:

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

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

THANK YOU!!

Florist_Singapore on August 07, 2009:

Thanks, pretty useful for me as a florist :)

Juliet Christie Murray from Sandy Bay Jamaica on July 24, 2009:

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

Allena Krest from New York on January 12, 2009:

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.

Kathryn Skaggs from Southern California on July 23, 2008:

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