Flowers are an inseparable part of many special occasions. Ever thought about the names of flowers and their meanings. And what about the vibrant colored, eye-catching wild flowers that catch our fancy every time we pass a florist. There are different kinds of flowers that we come across in our day-to-day life, but do not know their names. Each of these fragile blooms also have a specific meaning. Every flower is significant in its own way. And this is evident from the fact that flowers are an integral part of every celebration. They grace every special occasion in the true sense of the term.

Meanings and Names of Flowers - List of Flower Names

Flower and names, their meanings and/or their symbolism have been known since time immemorial. Each flower bears a meaning. With each flower names comes a unique symbolism. Some flowers convey good wishes, some show solemn sympathy, while some simply say, "I love you." Flower meanings evince all kinds of sentiments. Hence, if you have an idea about flower names and meanings, you can express what words cannot you can express yourself in a 'flowery' way; as flowers can express what words cannot.

When it comes to names of all flowers, we can say that they are classified in the same manner as other plants. To put in simple words, each of the different flower types has two names - common name and scientific name (or Latin name). The common flower names may vary according to the language and region, while the scientific flower names are accepted throughout the world. At times, two flowers that look similar may bear the same nickname or common name. Or else, a single flower specimen may have two different common names within the same region. In order to avoid this confusion, scientific flower names are given according to the ICBN (International Code of Botanical Nomenclature).

The ICBN follows binomial system of taxonomy for assigning scientific flower names, which in turn uses two words for naming flowers. The first word is the genus name (genera to which the flower belongs) and the second word is a species name. For better understanding, let's take an example of China rose, which scientific name is Rosa chinensis. Here, 'China' is the genus name and 'chinensis' is the species name. In some scientific names, author citations, in abbreviated forms, are used after the species name. For example, the scientific name with author citation for Damask rose is Rosa damascena Mill., in which Mill is the abbreviated form of the botanist Philip Miller, who had published the scientific name for Damask rose for the first time according to the rules and regulations of the IUCN. This article sheds light on the flower names list, their meanings and pictures.

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