Given the sheer number of flowering plants in the world, which botanists working for the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens place at between 358,000 and just over 400,000, the list of names available for categorization is enormous. The potential list is made even longer by the habit of giving flowers two names: one common and the other scientific.
African violets are tropical flowers that bloom year-round indoors. The appropriately named bat flower resembles a bat and can be cultivated in spring and fall, adding an offbeat touch to the garden. Calendula is commonly known as the pot marigold, and the dandelion is a perennial weed that blossoms in the spring and summer. Eggplant blooms in purple, as do the false indigo and the globe artichoke, according to Flowerpictures.net. The hot lips sage is a bright red, while the impatiens blooms in more muted tones. Jewelweed, or spotted touch-me-not, blooms primarily in summer. Kalimeris are a spring flower that blooms white, and the lilyturf is often called "monkeygrass." Naranjilla is distinguished by its large, broad leaves. Orchids bloom mainly in spring, as do peonies, Queen Anne's lace and the rocket larkspur. Sage grows in clusters, while tailflowers bloom alone. Utah agave is a flowering cactus, Virginia bluebells face downward in clusters, and the wood lily is sometimes known as yellow trillium. Finally, zinnias are popular perennials that grow in summer and fall.