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Flower Names in English

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Last updated date: 22nd May 2024
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Introduction to Flowers

A flower's biological purpose is to aid in reproduction as it contains both the male and female gametes. The male gamete is called the stamen and the female gamete is called the pistil. Although we usually use scientific names to refer to flowers, florists and admirers frequently use their popular names. 


Different types of flowers


Different Types of Flowers


Rose

  • Rose is one of the most well-known flowers. It has gained cultural significance around the world and is frequently used as a symbol of love, affection, and beauty

  • There are several varieties of roses available in vibrant colours and scents.


Rose


Roses


Lily

  • Lilium is the scientific name for lily. Lilies are a preferred choice for bouquets due to their unusual shape and nice fragrance. They are tall, stately, and beautifully shaped. 

  • Like roses, lilies are prized for their beauty and toughness throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere, making them significant cultural and literary figures.


Lilly


Lily


Tulip

  • Tulipa, the scientific name of Tulips, which is closely related to lilies and has a long history of cultivation at latitude 40° North, a region that includes Turkey, Ukraine, the Caspian Sea, and even parts of China, have long been associated with riches and abundance.


Tulip


Tulip


Orchid

  • Orchids include more than 28,000 species of plants in the orchid family, make up roughly 60 species, and are primarily indigenous to Southern Asia and Queensland.


Orchid


Orchid


Carnation

  • It is native to Europe and Asia, and as we already noted, it explains our long-standing attraction to this hardy plant. 

  • It is one of the UK's favourite flowering plants. 

  • It is meant to decorate with a perforated pattern, and is thought to have originated from the frilly edges of its petals. 


Carnation


Carnation


Freesia

  • These are developed hybrids of several flowers in the Freesia family. These lovely trumpet-shaped blossoms.


Freesia


Freesia


Hyacinth

  • Hyacinths, a blue-budded plant with clusters of flowers along its stem.

  • This is a flowering hyacinth at the Persian New Year, which occurs at the Spring Equinox.


Hyacinth


Hyacinth


Chrysanthemum 

  • The chrysanthemum is a flower with various symbolic connotations that is primarily found in East Asia.

  • It has enormous significance for the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean civilizations and can signify anything from grief and adversity to the Japanese Imperial Family.


Poppy


Poppy


Poppy


  • Stunning but lethal, for thousands of years, the poppy has been a source of complicated debate in Europe and the Middle East. 

  • These blossoms have long been known to contain potent narcotic compounds—morphine, opium, and codeine are all made from Papaver somniferum—representing sleep, death, and tranquilly.


Sunflower


Sun flower


Sunflower


  • The sunflower is a well-known American plant named after the Greek words for the sun ("helios") and flower ("anthus"), respectively. 

  • It is distinguished by its joyful, bright bloom and eye-catching brown centre. Amazingly, these towering giants can reach heights of up to 300 cm, making them quite difficult to incorporate into a bouquet.


Interesting Facts

  • Tulips were valued higher than gold and silver back in 17th-century Holland. One bulb may cost up to $2,000 back then. 

  • There are currently about 270,000 distinct flower species known to botanists. One-third (35,000) of those are only roses, which are among the most expensive flowers in the world. 

  • Although roses are the most common flower given on Valentine's Day, this custom is relatively new in Russia. Tulips were once presented as a sign of romantic love in Russia several hundred years ago.


Summary

Flowers are the reproductive organs that are brightly coloured that attract insects for pollination. The oldest flower in the world is found in China. The Archaefructus Sinensis, often known as the Mother of All Flowers, is thought to be the world's oldest flower. It was thought to have bloomed in China more than 125 million years ago when it was first discovered by archaeologists in a fossil back in 2002.

FAQs on Flower Names in English

1. What are the significance of flower?

The following are some of the significant roles that flowers play

  • The flower's ovary grows into a fruit with a seed after fertilisation.

  • The reproduction of flowers is their primary purpose. They assist in fusing male and female gametes together.

  • Insects and some birds feed on flowers’ nectar.

2. Which flower is the most well-known flower in the world ?

The rose is a well-known and appreciated flower. The rose's link with love is one of the main factors in its appeal.


A lot of individuals also enjoy the rose's fragrance. The rose is an edible flower, to finish.


The rose comes in countless varieties. Each rose color has a specific meaning.

  • White flowers indicate purity and innocence.

  • Pink flowers are symbols of love and joy.

  • Yellow roses are a symbol of friendship and love.

  • Red roses are a sign of intense love.

3. What is the first flower on Earth?

Researchers have found an ancient plant in Liaoning, Archaefructus, that has very small, simple flowers and could be one of the first flowering plants. Archaefructus lived around 130 million years ago and probably grew in or near the water.