Names of Flowers 

The world around us is filled with several beautiful flowers. With the advent of spring, nature comes alive in a riot of colors when different flowers bloom and fill the air with their sweet fragrance. But most kids and even adults do not know the names of many flowers. While they can recognize a few flowers, they can’t name most of them. Learning the names of flowers is a great way to introduce new words for kids and improve their vocabulary.

Additionally, this also helps children name flowers and describe them instantly in conversation, which enhances their language skills. In addition to this, knowledge of flowers also helps children with their science lessons. A flower is the reproductive structure of a plant, and it produces seeds from which new plants grow. Most flowers have petals, sepals, stamen, and carpel or pistil. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of names of flowers.

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Names of Flowers in English

Here is a list of names of some most popular flowers in English. 

  1. Rose
  2. Sunflower
  3. Lily
  4. Tulip
  5. Chrysanthemum
  6. Hibiscus
  7. Daisy
  8. Daffodil
  9. Lavender
  10. Pansy
  11. Petunia
  12. Violet
  13. Water Lily
  14. Dahlia
  15. Holly
  16. Jasmine
  17. Orchid
  18. Iris
  19. Snowdrop
  20. Bluebell
  21. Peony
  22. Dandelion
  23. Cherry Blossom
  24. Poppy
  25. Lotus
  26. Crocus
  27. Forget-me-not
  28. Camellia
  29. Buttercup
  30. Carnation

List of Common Flower Names with Pictures 

  1. Rose: Roses are bulbous, fragrant, perennial flowers that come in several different colors, including red, white, yellow, pink, orange etc.
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  3. Sunflower: The sunflower is a large, round flower with bright yellow and sometimes orange petals. These are perennial flowers.
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  5. Lily: Lily or Lilium is a herbaceous flowering plant with large flowers, which have 5-6 large petals. These flowers, which bloom from summer to fall, come in a variety of colors. 
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  7. Tulip: Tulips are large, brightly colored bell-shaped flowers that usually bloom in spring.
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  9. Chrysanthemum: Chrysanthemums are bright-colored, small to medium-sized, round-shaped flowers that have small, thin petals. 
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  11. Hibiscus: Hibiscus are bright colored flowers that are native to tropical and subtropical regions.
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  13. Daisy: The common daisy or the English daisy flowers have white petals and a bright yellow center. These spring-blooming flowers also come in a variety of bright colors. 
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  15. Daffodil: Daffodils, which are also called Narcissus or Jonquil, are yellow-colored flowers.
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  17. Lavender: Lavender, which is an aromatic plant from the mint family, has light purple flowers.
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  19. Pansy: Pansies are bright colored flowers with heart-shaped overlapping petals.
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  21. Petunia: Petunias are perennial flowers with bright-colored petals.
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  23. Violet: Violets, or African Violets as they’re called, are large flowers with blue or purple petals with a tiny yellow center.
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  25. Water Lily: Water lilies are brightly colored, fragrant flowers of an aquatic plant that generally bloom in the warmer months.
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  27. Dahlia: Dahlias are large perennial, round-shaped flowers with bright colored petals. These flowers come in a variety of colors.
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  29. Holly: Holly, which is known for its red berries and prickly leaves, are spring and summer blooming plants that usually have white, greenish, pink, or yellow flowers.
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  31. Jasmine: Jasmine is a small, very fragrant, white-colored flower that grows in warmer climates.
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  33. Orchid: Orchids are bright colored flowers with unusually shaped, waxy petals that grow in tropical and subtropical regions.
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  35. Iris: Irises are blue or purple-colored spring blooming flowers with an unusual appearance.
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  37. Snowdrop: Snowdrops are spring-blooming flowers with white petals. The flowers droop towards the ground. They’re one of the first flowers to bloom after winter and are considered to be one of the first signs of spring.
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  39. Bluebell: Bluebells are dainty blue-colored, bell-shaped flowers that bloom for a short period in spring. The flowers can be blue or purple, pink or white, but usually deep violet-blue in color.
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  41. Peony: Peonies are large, round-shaped flowers with a cluster of petals that bloom in early summer. They come in a variety of bright and pastel colors.
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  43. Dandelion: Dandelions are bright yellow flowers of a weedy herb.
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  45. Cherry Blossom: Cherry blossom is the flower of the Japanese cherry tree. These spring-blooming flowers are small with white or pastel pink petals.
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  47. Poppy: Poppies are brightly colored flowers with thin, large petals surrounding a black center. Poppies come in a wide variety of colors.
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  49. Lotus: Lotus is the large flower of aquatic plants with large pink or white colored petals and a bright yellow center.
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  51. Crocus: Crocuses are seasonal flowers with deep purple or violet colored petals. These flowers can also be yellow, white or light blue colored.
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  53. Forget-me-not: Forget-me-nots are small bright blue colored flowers with a bright yellow center. These 5 petalled flowers are Alaska’s state flower.
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  55. Camellia: Camellias are bright-colored, round-shaped flowers with a cluster of petals around a usually yellow center.
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  57. Buttercup: Buttercups are bright yellow flowers that usually bloom in spring.
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  59. Carnation: Carnations are small, round-shaped flowers with small, tightly clustered petals. These flowers come in a variety of bright and pastel colors.
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    Frequently Asked Questions on Names of Flowers

    What are some names of common flowers?

    Tulip, rose, carnation, dandelion, forget-me-not, lavender, crocus, sunflower, lily, daisy, dahlia, peony, petunia, violets, orchid, buttercup, snowdrop, bluebells, pansy, water lilies, poppy, lotus, iris are some of the common flowers.

    How does knowing the names of flowers help kids?

    Knowing the names of flowers helps children learn new words, which expands their vocabulary. It also helps them identify and name flowers quickly, which enhances their language skills. Certain flowers have medicinal qualities, while some others are poisonous; knowing the names of flowers helps children identify these flowers easily.

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