Flower Names: In-Depth Guide to Types, Varieties, and Examples from Common to Exotic Flowers

Discover 50 Common Flower Names: Identify and Appreciate Nature's Beauty

We come across various flowers in our garden or in public gardens and for many of them we don’t even know the name. Today in this article we will provide you with the names of flowers of different varieties. You get to know the names of flowers that you see in your everyday life and from now on you will be able to identify them. Apart from this we will also be providing you some little detail about the common flowers that you  around yourself on a daily basis. This article focuses on and reaching your knowledge about the flowers and by the end of the article we are very short that you will be proficient in learning the names of the flower.



Importance of Knowing the Names of Flowers

See it is not important from the perspective of studies and your career to know the name of the flowers. However, to be a citizen and human on this earth it is a duty to understand and learn about nature. Flowers constitute an important part of the nature cycle and you must keep the name of flowers in your vocabulary ready to go. Apart from that if you know the name of the flower you will most probably also understand its uses and in the time of need you will be able to identify the right flower. So tell now you must understand how important it is to understand and learn the names of the different flowers

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List of Flower Names in English

Below we have prepared a list of 50 flower names that you can learn. 20 or all the varieties of flowers that you will commonly find around you. These flowers can be easily found in any gardens or shops

Flower Names List
Rose Chrysanthemum Daisy Jasmine Gerbera Carnation
Poppy Tulip Lily Lotus Hibiscus Peony
Sunflower Lilac Aster Dandelion Marigold Dahlia
Lamium/Dead-nettles Datura/Devil’s Trumpet Cosmos Broom Columbine
Cassia Fistula/Golden Shower Water Lily Pansy Plumeria Adenium Obesum/Desert Rose Amaranthus
Viola Allamanda Cathartica/Golden Trumpet/Common Trumpet Vine Hedera Helix/Common Ivy False indigo/Amorpha Fruticosa Feverfew Dwarf Morning Glory
Mogra/Arabian Jasmine Bird-of-paradise Flower Palash/Flame of the Forest Phoenix Flower/ Royal Poinciana/ Gulmohar Flower Cherry Blossom/ Sakura Geranium Flower/Crane’s-bill
Purple Giant Hyssop Orchid Fiesta Daisy Anthurium/ Laceleaf Goldenrod/ Solidago Daffodils
Gladiolus/Sword Lily Feather Flower False Salvia Elderberry Evening Primrose Foxglove
Fairy Candles Elephant Ear Flower Moonflower/Night Glory White Baneberry/ Doll’s Eyes Forget-me-not Flower Pipevine/Dutchman’s

Pipe Flower

The Different Types of Flowers

Like trees and crops flowers can also be classified into various different categories based on their blooming cycle, their shapes and the types of the plants. There are mainly 5 categories of flowers in which we can divide all the available species. Below we have given the names of all of these 5 categories of flowers.

  • Annual flowers
  • Perennial flowers
  • Biennial flowers
  • Shrub flowers
  • Tree flowers

Annual Flower Names List

Annual flowers only bloom once a year. However you must understand that for many of these annual flowers the blooming cycle is very long so they are easily available year  around. However you must understand that they start to glue in a particular season and then they remain around for the rest of the year. Below we have classified different categories of annual flowers based on their blooming season.

  • Summer annual flowers
  • Fall annual flowers
  • Winter annual flowers

Here are some examples of annual flowers:

  • Petunia
  • Cosmos
  • Marigold
  • Zinnia
  • Larkspur
  • Calendula
  • Geranium
  • Snapdragon
  • Impatiens
  • Vinca
  • Begonia
  • Cornflower
  • Celosia
  • Primrose
  • Kale
  • African Daisy
  • Pansy


Perennial Flower Names List

Like the word perennial the perennial flowers are also available in every season throughout the year. The difference between perennial and annual flowers is that annual flowers have a particular season to bloom however perennial flowers bloom in every season. Below we have provided the perennial flowers names

Find below the list of perennial flower names:

  • Peruvian Daylily
  • Dropmore Flower
  • False Spirea
  • Amaranthus/Prince’s Feather
  • Daffodils
  • Graceland/Dahlia
  • Fairy Iris
  • Gentian Violet
  • Gardenia
  • Gladiolus
  • Gerbera
  • Baby’s breath/Gypsophila
  • Lantana
  • Mallow/Lavatera
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Orchid
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Hibiscus/Rose of Sharon
  • Speedwell/Veronica Longifolia



Biennial Flower Names List

As the name suggests the Biennial Flowers bloom twice a year or to be exact these flowers take two seasons to bloom. In the very first season the flowers produce stems , leaves and roots and in the next season the flower comes.

Here is a list of flowers which are biennials:

  • Forget-me-not Flowers
  • Sweet William
  • Black-eyed Susans
  • Hollyhocks
  • Caraway Herb
  • Angelica
  • Foxglove
  • Evening Primrose
  • Canterbury Bells



Shrub Flowers

Shrub flowers are decorative items that you can find on the boundaries.

Here are some shrub flower names for you:

  • Rhododendron
  • Korean Spice Viburnum
  • Lilac
  • Flowering Quince
  • Forsythia
  • Weigela
  • Limelight Hydrangea
  • Spirea
  • Shrub Rose
  • Summer Lilac
  • Cinquefoil
  • Summersweet
  • Abelia
  • Buttonbush
  • Camellia

Tree Flower Names List

Some flowers also grow in trees therefore below is the complete list of tree flowers .

  • Gulmohar
  • Shadblow Serviceberry Flower
  • Pride of India
  • Yoshino Cherry
  • Silk Cotton Tree Flower
  • Indian Laburnum
  • White Dogwood
  • Parijat
  • Indian Coral Tree Flower
  • Saucer Magnolia
  • Bauhinia
  • Sita Ashok Flower
  • Indian Cork Tree Flower
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Delta Blues Vitex

Explore More about Some Common Flowers


Name of the Flower
About It
Rose Rose is a small sweet-scented flowering shrub and is grown in almost all countries. They have little thorns on the stem and come in various colours.
Jasmine Jasmine is a flower that belongs to the olive family and is white in colour. These flowers have a sweet scent associated with them.
Sunflower Sunflower is a yellow flower native to Central America and North America. They have long stems and are said to bloom facing the sun.
Lily Lilies are herbaceous flowers and grow from bulbs. They come in a variety of colours and species.
Marigold Marigolds are flowers that can be grown at home. There are two common types of marigold species – French and American marigolds. These flowers are either bright orange or yellow, or have a reddish hue.
Lotus Lotuses are commonly found in India. These flowers grow in muddy waters and have large pinkish or whitish petals. The leaves of these flowers are large and waxy in nature.
Poppy Poppy is a herbaceous flowering plant. They come in many colours, and the red poppy is the most common.
Hibiscus Also known as China Rose, these flowers are quite common in India and come in various colours. They have medicinal values too.
Iris Iris blooms especially during the summer or spring. They don’t have much scent and come in a variety of colours and shades
Daffodil Daffodils are bright yellow flowers that grow in bunches in open spaces.
Lavender Lavenders are scented upright purple flower spikes that are grown mainly in European, African and Mediterranean regions.
Daisy Daisies are common flowers that are grown all across Europe. They have different species that come in a variety of colours.
Dahlia Dahlia is a bushy, herbaceous and tuberous perennial plant. They can grow from 2 inches to 5 inches in size. These flowers have different colours.


So this was all the information that you might need on the flower names. Must understand that flowers play an important role in the natural cycle.

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