What Are Some Flower Names From A to Z?

Flowers that start with the letter A include amaranthus, amaryllis, allium, aster and azalea. Flowers that begin with B include baby’s breath, begonia, bluebell and buttercup. Flower names beginning with C include carnation, chrysanthemum, cock’s comb, calla lily, cosmos and clematis. Flowers that begin with the letter D include dahlia, daisy, dianthus, and daffodil. Euphorbia and edelweiss both start with E, while F is the first letter in freesia.

Flowers that begin with G include gerbera, gladiolus and gardenia. Flower names starting with the letter H include hibiscus, heather, holly and hyacinth. Iris begins with I, while jasmine and jonquil start with J, and flowers that start with K include kerria. Many flowers begin with L including lily, lilac, lavender and lotus. The marigold, narcissus, and orchid, all start with M, N and O, respectively. Pansies, poppies, petunias and peonies all begin with P. The letter Q is relatively lacking in flower representation, but R includes rose, rhododendron, rosemary and rudbeckia. Flowers beginning in S include sage, snapdragon and sunflower. Tansy, thistle, tulip and thyme all begin with the letter T. Ulex starts with U, while veronica, viola, violet and verbena represent V. The end of the alphabet is represented by water lily and zinnia.

Many flowers have descriptive names or name that derive from legends. For example, when squeezed, the blossom of the snapdragon looks like a dragon opening its jaws. The narcissus is named for the Greek myth of Narcissus and Echo, according to 20000-Names.com.

NamesofFlowers.net features alphabetized lists of flowers. The website also provides subgroups of flowers such as tropical, spring, summer and wedding flowers, and also alphabetized lists of flowers by color categories. Flower merchants such as Burpee also include alphabetized lists of flower names to make shopping easier.