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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.

Names of Flowers

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, 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.

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  • 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