List of flowers

List of flowers

Below is a list of flowers sorted in order of their common name followed by their botanical name. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but represents some of the flowers that are made available to customers in the UK.

Common name, botanical name

african corn lily, ixia
african lily, agapanthus
alpine thistle, eryngium
amaryllis, hippeastrum
amazon lily, eucharis
arum, zantedeschia
baby’s breath, gypsophila
balloon flower, platycodon
barberton daisy, gerbera
bee balm, monarda
bell flower, campanula
bells of Ireland, moluccella
bergamot, monarda
bird of paradise, strelizia
bloom, chrysanthemum
blue throatwort, trachelium
bottlebrush, banksia
brodiaea, triteleia (syn)
broom, genista
calla lily, zantedeschia
canterbury bells, campanula
carnation, dianthus
china aster, callistephus
chincerinchee, ornithogalum
chinese bellflower, platycodon
christmas rose, hellebore
cockscomb, celosia
columbine, aquilegia
coneflower, rudbeckia/echinacea
cornflower, centaurea
corsage orchid, cattleya
cosmos, cosmea (syn)
cuban lily, scilla
daffodil, narcissus
dill, anethum
drumstick, craspedia
eustoma, lisianthus (syn)
evening primrose, oenothera
false goat’s beard, false spirea/astilbe
feverfew, tanacetum parthenium
flame lily, gloriosa
flame tip, leucadendron
flamingo flower, anthurium
florist’s nighmare, ornithogalum
floss flower, ageratum
flowering cherry, prunus
flowering onion, allium
forget-me-not, myosotis
foxglove, digitalis
foxtail lily, eremurus
gay feather, liatris
gentian, gentiana
gillyflower, matthiola
ginger, alpinia
globe amarath, gomphrena
globe artichoke, cynara
globe flower, trollius
globe thistle, echinops
glory lily, gloriosa
golden rod, solidago
golden shower orchid, oncidium
goosefoot, chenpodium
grape hyacinth, muscari
guelder rose, viburnum opulus
guernsey lily, nerine
hyacinth, hyacinthus
jersey lily, alstroemeria
kangaroo paw, anigozanthos
kansas feather, liatris
lady’s mantle, alchemilla
lady’s slipper orchid, paphiopedilum
larkspur, delphinium consolida
lavender, lavandula
lilac, syringa
lily, lilium
lily of the valley, convallaria
lisianthus, eustoma
lobster claw, heliconia
loose strife, lysimachia
love lies bleeding, amaranthus
love-in-a-mist, nigella
lupin, lupinus
marguerite, chrysanthemum frutescens
marigold, calendula
masterwort, astrantia
michaelmas daisy, aster
mimosa, acacia
monkshood, aconitum
montbretia, crocosmia
moth orchid, phalenopsis
mum, chrysanthemum
obedient plant, physostegia
ox-eye daisy, leucanthemum vulgare aka chrysanthemum leucanthemum
painter’s palette, anthurium
peony, paeonia
peruvian lily, alstroemeria
pincushion protea, leucospermum
plumed thistle, cirsium
prairie gentian, lisianthus
prince of Wales feather, amaranthus
queen Anne’s lace, ammi
queen Fabiola lily, triteleia (syn brodiaea)
red-hot poker, kniphofia
rose, rosa
safari sunset, leucadendron
safflower, carthamus
scabious, scabiosa
scarlet plume, euphorbia fulgens
scorpion orchid, aranthera
sea holly, eryngium
sea lavender, limonium
september flower, aster
singapore orchid, dendrobium
slipper orchid, paphiopedilum
snake head, chelone
snapdragon, antirrhinum
sneezeweed, helenium
snow berry, symphoricarpos
snow on the mountain, eurphorbia marginata
speedwell, veronica
spider orchid, arachnis
spray carnation, dianthus
spurge, euphorbia
st john’s wort, hypericum
star of bethlehem, ornithogalum
statice, limonium
stock, matthiola
stonecrop, sedum
sugarbush, protea
sunflower, helianthus
sweet pea, lathyrus
sweet sultan, centaurea
sweet William, dianthus barbatus
sword lily, gladiolus
tansy, tanacetum
tazetta, narcissus
thistle, eryngium
tjenkenrientjee, ornithogalum
transvaal daisy, gerbera
tuberose, polianthes tuberosa
tulip, tulipa
turban buttercup/French buttercup/Persian buttercup, ranunculus
turtle head, chelone
ulster mary, alstroemeria
waxflower, chamaelaucium
windflower, anemone
wormwood, artemesia
yarrow, achillea

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