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Spring Flower Identification Guide

Flower Name About Image
Anemone nemorosa or Windflower The anemone is named the Wind Flower as it was credited that wind is what made it to flower. The most of species are the preferable garden plants, bearing the flowers in a vast array of colors. Windflowers
Apple Blossom (Pyrus coronaria) Apple Blossom represents Arkansas State Flower. It is considered to be one of the most aromatic and splendid flowered species. Apple Blossom
Azaleas Azaleas represent nice flowering shrubs belonging to the genus Rhododendron. Azaleas
Allium It was prosaically named ‘flowering onion’; their flowers are dazzling. Allium
Belladonna Lily or Naked lady (Amaryllis) This bulbous plant gives rise to white with crimson veins, pinkish and purplish blooms. The plant is also commonly called the “Jersey Lily”, the name got in honor of the Channel Island. Belladonna Lily
Birds of Paradise (Strelitzia) This exotic plant bears the solitary flower, looking like a vividly colored flying bird, hence its common name. The uncommon shape and attractive colors of the flower make the plant very popular in landscaping. Strelitzia
Begonia Begonia flowers come in a vast array of colors; it is widely grown as a houseplant. Begonia
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) Blackthorn  represents either a big shrub or small tree reaching up to 5 m high, with blackish bark and rich spiny branches. Blackthorn
Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Bluebell bears the lavender-blue blooms in the shape of bell with slight fragrance. Bluebell
Boronia These evergreen shrubs thrive in open forest areas and woodlands. Boronia
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) Bloodroot is among the early spring flowering plants that are pleasant to behold. Bloodroot
Cherry blossom or Sakura These trees in the full flower are one of the most splendid sights. Cherry blossom
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia) Calla lily is a unique and glorious flowering plant making a showy addition to the home or garden. They are common flowers for weddings and cut flower arrangements. Calla Lily
Cornflower or Bachelor’s Button (Centaurea cyanus) The plant’s cultivars in pastel colors are widely used as ornamentals and cut flowers. Beside of, cornflower is sometimes used as a culinary ornament. Corn Flower
Cosmos These herbaceous plants come in various colors depending on the species. Some of them are common ornamental plants grown in gardens. Cosmos
Casa Blanca Lily Casablanca Lily produces big, pure white, fragrant blooms that are widely used by florists and for weddings. Casa Blanca Lily
Crocus Crocus is believed by many as the first spring flower; though many major bulbs bloom even earlier during spring season. Crocus
Camellias Camellias are widely grown as ornamental plants; it represents the Alabama State Flower. Camellias
Contra Costa Goldfields (Lasthenia conjugens) This early springtime plant creates large colonies. Contra Costa Goldfields
Common Silverbell (Halesia tetraptera) Silverbell is a small deciduous white-flowering tree attaining the height of 10 m. Silverbell
Chestnut oak (Quercus prinus) Chestnut oak represents a species of oak from the white oak group. Chestnut oak
Dahlia Its blooms are available in an abundance of shapes, colors, and patterns. Dahlia plants are widely planted for judged shows; it is a fantastic cut flower and suitable for container gardening. Dahlia
Dogwood tree Dogwood tree is a beautiful addition to any garden. Dogwood tree
Daffodils (Narcissus) Daffodils are loved flowers by almost any gardeners. Daffodils
Dead Nettle (Lamium) In spite of its unpleasant name the plant is quite attractive. Dead Nettle
Dewberries Dewberries are notable by dew-like texture and tasty berries. Dewberries
Dog’s Mercury (Mercurialis perennis) Dog’s Mercury produces green almost unseen flowers; it is considered to be a poisonous. Dog's Mercury
Early Star-of-Bethlehem (Gagea bohemica) Early Star-of-Bethlehem bears delicate flowers in yellow color. Early Star-of-Bethlehem
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Eastern Redbud represents either a large shrub or small tree, usually growing to 6-9 m long with an 8-10 m spread. Eastern Redbud
Freesia This herbaceous plant is recognized as one of the popular gardening plants. Its elegant shape and long vase span make them a preferable cut plant, prized for the citrus-scented blooms. Freesia
Flannel flower (Actinotus helianthi) Flannel flower is a usual sight in Sydney, Australia bush land in springtime; that is why it is also called Sydney Flannel flower. Flannel flower
Field Wood-rush (Luzula campestris) Field Wood-rush can be met in all types of grassland such as lawns, golf-courses and fields. Field Wood-rush
Golden Bells Plant (Forsythia) One of the earliest tokens of spring arrival is when the Forsythia is mantled with numerous yellow flowers, which spread from the ground to the top of cascading branches. Golden Bells
Gardenia This exotic flower produces very aromatic creamy-white blooms and lustrous, deep-green foliage. Gardenias are fantastic cut flowers; in addition, they are utilized as screens, hedges, borders or ground covering plants. Gardenia
Glory Lilies or Flame Lilies (Gloriosa species) With their exotic red flowers blotched by yellow on a climbing vine give a splash of life to any garden. Glory Lilies
Geranium An abundance of geranium species is cultivated for landscape usage and pharmaceutical products. Geranium
Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus) Such parts of the plant as roots, herb and juice are utilized for medicinal properties. Greater celandine
Gerberas Gerberas are ones of the most popular flowers among florists; they are perfect flowering plants for giving color to any room or garden. Gerberas
Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) Golden Wattle  represents a Floral Emblem of Australia; with its vivid yellow, aromatic blooms it is a preferable garden plant. Golden Wattle
Ghost Flower (Mohavea confertiflora) Ghost Flower gives nectar for attracting female bees. Ghost Flower
Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa luciliae) Glory of the Snow  blooms either in late winter or early spring, once the snow melts; it looks nice in rock gardens or sunny places of woodland gardens. Glory of the Snow
Grape Hyacinth (Muscari species) Grape Hyacinth  bears spikes of bluish blooms looking like a bunch of grapes, hence the plant’s common name. Grape Hyacinth
Heath (Erica) There are more than 700 species of Erica plants ranging from small shrubs to medium trees. Some of them are used for landscaping; others can be planted in pots. Heath
Hyacinth (Hyacinthus) This spectacular plant is highly-appraised for its strong fragrance. Coming in vast array of colors, it makes perfect bedding, bordering and cut plants. Hyacinth
Hellebores (Helleborus) These herbaceous flowering plants are commonly grown in gardens for decorative purposes and medicinal purposes. Hellebores (Helleborus)
Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) Hollyhock is popular ornamental plant valued for its bright coloring. Hollyhock (Alcea)
Hosta Hosta represents a genus of nearly 45 species of lily-like plants with northeast Asian origin. Hosta
Hawthorn (Crataegus species) Hawthorn (Crataegus species) is a lovely small tree or shrub; the majority of species and hybrids make good ornamentals and street trees. Hawthorn
Impatiens Impatiens is highly-appraised by its dazzling flowers. Impatiens
Irises Irises are splendid gardening plants. As the word Iris stands for ‘rainbow’, iris flowers are available in blue and purples white and yellow, pink and oranges brown and red, and even black coloring. Irises
Jasmine Jasmine is a favorite flower all over the globe, especially in tropics; it is valued for its uncommon scent. Jasmine
Jack in the Pulpit or Wake Robin (Arisaema triphyllum) Jack in the Pulpit or Wake Robin  bears spectacular blooms in yellowish-green color; some of then are marked by purplish or brownish stripes. Jack in the Pulpit
Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii, Anigozanthos flavidus) Kangaroo Paw  bears big colorful, velvety blooms, lacking any scent. Being fantastic cut flowers and ornamentals, Kangaroo Paws are exported throughout the world and are cultivated for commercial purposes in America, Israel and Japan. Kangaroo Paw
Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus) This amazing flowering plant typically produces funnel-shaped flowers, in various cues of blue colors with white flowering forms appearing. They are perfect garden and landscape plants. Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)
Larkspur (Delphinium) This attractive plant bears plenty of flowers, ranging between purple, blue, red, yellow or white. The majority of the species are widely grown in the garden. Larkspur (Delphinium)
Lilacs Lilacs are high on the list of most unforgettable flowering plants that are remarkable by their pleasant scent. Lilacs
Lisianthus (Eustoma Grandiflorum) Lisianthus  is common in horticulture, as an ornamental plant, the one grown in pots and as a cut flower. Lisianthus (Eustoma Grandiflorum)
Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) Lily of the Valley  is a valued garden plant, grown for its fragrant blooms; in the language of flowers it stands for the return of happiness. Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) Lesser celandine is a low-growing plant, bearing yellow flowers and flesh-like deep green leaves in the shape of heart. Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)
Marigolds Marigolds can be found in various colors with the most common of yellow and orange. The majority of plants is notable by strong scent and has been valued in cosmetic treatment. Marigolds
Mountain-laurel or Spoonwood (Kalmia latifolia) Mountain-laurel or Spoonwood  is immensely grown for its red, pink and white spectacular blooms. Spoonwood
Magnolia Magnolia Trees represent splendid trees and shrubs with the most popular gardening types called Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata) and Saucer Magnolia(Magnolia x soulangiana). Magnolia
Orchids These flowering plants represent the most various family of plants known to humankind. Being one of the most adaptable plant groups on the globe, they are prized for a dainty appearance and uncommon structure. Orchids
The Peach blossom (Prunus persica) The Peach blossom  represents the Delaware State Flower; it is loved by its tasty and juicy fruit. Peach blossom
The Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) The Peony  is the Indiana State flower; the plants are immensely grown as ornamentals for their big, often fragrant cut flowers. Peony
Phlox Phlox represents a genus of about 67 species with some of them blooming in springtime. Phlox
Poppy Poppy flowering plants are notable by their showy bright colored flowers. Poppy
Protea Protea plants are wonderful addition to floral arrangements. Protea
Pussy Willow Pussy willow plants represent a lot of the smaller species of the genus Salix notable by their furry catkins in early spring season. Pussy willow
Pansies Pansies are aromatic and edible flowers being in demand for the most of gardeners. Pansies
Petunia Petunia bears attractive flowers in the shape of trumpet shaped; these flowering plants represent a genus of greatly cultivated flowering plants. Petunia
Primrose (Primula species) Primrose  is traditionally considered to be the first springtime flower. Primrose (Primula species)
Rose (Rosa species) Being one of the most preferable flowers among the lovers, roses symbolize love and appreciation. Perfect gardening and cut flowers take place among the most admired and remindful of flowers. Rose (Rosa species)
Ranunculus Ranunculus plants bear brilliant flowers in yellow, orange, white or red colors. Ranunculus
Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) Blooming in lavender, white, pink, purple, red, and yellow, Sweet pea is very loved by the most gardeners for their versatile colors and sweet scent, hence its common name. In England the gardeners name this plant a Queen of Annuals. Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
Statice Statice is an exotic flower that is commonly used in dried flower arrangements. Statice Limonium
Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum) Shasta daisy with its cheery blooms is a favorite for the perennial border. Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
Snowdrop This bulbous plant captures attention by its delicate white-colored flowers. Snowdrop
Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) Spring Snowflake  is an eye-catching bulbous plant, being valued for its unusual beauty and elegant display. Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum)
Scarlet Sterculia (Sterculia colorata) This spectacular tree can be also commonly known under the names Bonfire tree, Colored Sterculia or Indian Almond. Scarlet Sterculia (Sterculia colorata)
Sweet Crabapple (Malus coronaria) Sweet Crabapple originates from northern United States, representing a bushy shrub with rigid branches, often becoming a small tree with a wide open head. Sweet Crabapple (Malus coronaria)
Scilla The small bulbs give rise to dazzling blue and purple flowers. Scilla
Spirea or Meadowsweet ( Spiraea species) Spirea come in such colors as  whites, pinks, reds and yellows. Spirea or Meadowsweet ( Spiraea species)
Tulip (Tulipa species) This bulbous flowering plant takes the 3d place among the most popular flowers all over the world. The plant comes in an abundance of colors, sizes, forms and height. Tulips
Tiger Lily The Tiger Lily is notable by big-sized, fiery orange blossoms coated with spots; they are capable to attain up to 3 in across. Tiger Lily
Viburnum Viburnum is common as garden or landscape plant for their spectacular aromatic flowers and berries. Viburnum
Wax Flower (Hoya carnosa) Wax Flower is prized for its delicate flowers and sweet fragrance. Wax Flower (Hoya carnosa)
White Rock-Rose (Helianthemum apenninum) White Rock-Rose  is a flowering rock rose, attaining the height up to 50 cm. White Rock-Rose (Helianthemum apenninum)
Witch Hazel This shrub bears marvelous yellow blooms; some of its cultivars produce red-colored flowers. Witch Hazel
Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Winter Aconite is a nice early plant with yellowish blooms surrounded by a whorl of glossy green; the blooming period take place from January to March. Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)
Yellow anemone (Anemone ranunculoides) Valued for its attractive rich yellow coloring of the flowers, it is imensely grown as a garden plant, especially by rock garden and alpine garden lovers. Yellow anemone
Zinnia The plants can be found in a great variety of colors, multi-colors and shades. Some of Zinnias make perfect indoor arrangement, others are frown in the gardens and just few are planted as ornamentals. Zinnia

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2 Responses to Spring Flower Identification Guide

  1. Bill Everett April 11, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    Hi there! I really love reading your blog today! Keep making great posts and I will come back every day!!

  2. Jannie Adams October 9, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    Thanks for all the great pictures and info! They helped me identify a flower for my daughter.

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