Common Spanish Flower Names (Plus Gardening Vocabulary and Phrases)

Flowers, in general, have a special place in Latin American and Spanish culture. In some Spanish-speaking countries, you’ll even find mercados de flores (flower markets), where you can buy fresh flowers for different occasions.

There are some Spanish flower names that you’ll recognize, like orquídea (orchid) and rosa (rose). Some others, like the marigold, will be unfamiliar to you. Read on to discover over 250 flower names in Spanish.

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How to Say “Flowers” in Spanish: Flores

Here’s how to say “flower” and “flowers” in Spanish:

Spanish Words (with Audio)English Word
Flor Flower
Flores Flowers

The word flor comes from the Latin word “flos,” which also means “flower.” Flor is a feminine noun in Spanish, so it takes feminine articles like la (the) or una (a/an). For example:

Las flores del jardín son hermosas.  (The flowers in the garden are beautiful.)

Le regalé una flor roja.  (I gave her a red flower.)

Flor can also refer to the action or process of a plant blooming or blossoming. For example:

Las flores florecen en primavera.  (The flowers bloom in spring.)

Common Spanish Flower Names

We’ll get into a more comprehensive list of flowers and their Spanish and Latin names below. You can reinforce your understanding of these vocabulary words by watching them in use by native Spanish speakers across the hundreds of videos on FluentU.

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But first, here are 20 very common flower names in Spanish to get you started:

Spanish WordEnglish Translation
Amapola Poppy
Caléndula Marigold
Clavel Carnation
Cerezo Cherry Blossom
Correhuela Morning Glory
Dalia Dahlia
Flor de Lis Iris
Gardenia Gardenia
Gerbera Gerbera Daisy
Hortensia Hydrangea
Jazmín Jasmine
Lirio Lily
Madreselva Honeysuckle
Magnolia Magnolia
Margarita Daisy
Narciso Daffodil
Nomeolvides Forget-Me-Not
Orquídea Orchid
Pensamiento Pansy
Tulipán Tulip

Tree and Bush Flowers

Spanish Words (with Audio)English WordLatin Name
Acacia Black LocustRobinia pseudoacacia
Acacia de Constantinopla Silk TreeAlbizia julibrissin
Anacahuita RedbudCercis canadensis
Árbol de los Dioses Fringe TreeChionanthus spp.
Árbol de Oro Golden Chain TreeLaburnum anagyroides
Árbol Trompeta Trumpet TreeTabebuia spp.
Begoña BegoniaBegonia spp.
Bergenia BergeniaBergenia spp.
Boca de Dragón SnapdragonAntirrhinum majus
Camelia CamelliaCamellia spp.
Campana de Plata Snowbell TreeStyrax spp.
Campanilla Silver Bell TreeHalesia spp.
Castaño de Indias Horse ChestnutAesculus hippocastanum
Ceiba Kapok TreeCeiba pentandra
Cepillo BottlebrushCallistemon spp.
Cepillo de Limón Lemon BottlebrushCallistemon citrinus
Cerezo Cherry BlossomPrunus serrulata
Cornejo DogwoodCornus spp.
Espino HawthornCrataegus spp.
Fantasma Ghost GumCorymbia aparrerinja
Flor de Caña Golden Shower TreeCassia fistula
Flor de Manzano Apple BlossomMalus domestica
Frangipani FrangipaniPlumeria spp.
Ginkgo GinkgoGinkgo biloba
Hortensia HydrangeaHydrangea spp.
Jacarandá JacarandaJacaranda mimosifolia
Jazmín de la India Indian Cork TreeMillingtonia hortensis
Katsura Katsura TreeCercidiphyllum japonicum
Laburno LaburnumLaburnum spp.
Lilas de Indias Crape MyrtleLagerstroemia indica
Magnolia MagnoliaMagnolia spp.
Magnolia de Hoja Perenne Southern MagnoliaMagnolia grandiflora
Manzano Silvestre CrabappleMalus spp.
Olivo OliveOlea europaea
Paineira Silk Floss TreeChorisia speciosa
Peonía PeonyPaeonia spp.
Petunia PetuniaPetunia spp.
Poinciana PoincianaDelonix regia
Roble de Seda Silk OakGrevillea robusta
Rosa RoseRosa spp.
Rosa China China RoseRosa chinensis
Salvia SalviaSalvia spp.
Sasanqua SasanquaCamellia sasanqua
Sauce Llorón Weeping WillowSalix babylonica
Sophora Japonesa Japanese Pagoda TreeSophora japonica
Tilo LindenTilia spp.
Ylang-Ylang Ylang-YlangCananga odorata

Desert Flowers

Spanish Words (with Audio)English WordLatin Name
Agave AgaveAgave spp.
Amapola del Desierto Desert PoppyEschscholzia glyptosperma
Amarilis AmaryllisHippeastrum spp.
Cabeza de Viejo Old Man CactusCephalocereus senilis
Cactus Barril Barrel CactusFerocactus spp.
Cactus de Biznaga Fishhook CactusSclerocactus spp.
Cactus de Chirinola Hedgehog CactusEchinocereus spp.
Caléndula MarigoldTagetes spp.
Candelilla CandelillaEuphorbia antisyphilitica
Cardón Cardon CactusPachycereus pringlei
Chuparrosa del Desierto Desert HoneysuckleAnisacanthus thurberi
Clavellina Desert LavenderHyptis emoryi
Creosota Creosote BushLarrea tridentata
Dátil del Desierto Desert Datedypsis spp.
Flor de Arena Sand VerbenaAbronia spp.
Flor de Cera WaxflowerEriogonum spp.
Flor de Papel PaperflowerPsilostrophe cooperi
Flor de Pascua Cholla CactusCylindropuntia spp.
Flor de Trigo Desert Mariposa LilyCalochortus kennedyi
Flor del Desierto Desert MarigoldBaileya multiradiata
Hierba del Pasmo SkeletonweedLygodesmia juncea
Lengua de Suegra Mother-in-Law's TongueEchinocactus grusonii
Lengua de Vaca Cow TongueDyckia spp.
Nopal Prickly Pear CactusOpuntia spp.
Ocotillo OcotilloFouquieria splendens
Palo de Hierro IronwoodOlneya tesota
Palo de Pulpo Octopus TreeFouquieria macdougalii
Palo Liso Chihuahua PinePinus leiophylla
Palo Verde Palo VerdeParkinsonia florida
Pitahaya Nightblooming CereusCereus spp.
Saguaro Saguaro CactusCarnegiea gigantea
Sotol Desert SpoonDasylirion wheeleri
Verbena Desértica Desert VerbenaGlandularia gooddingii
Yucca Joshua TreeYucca brevifolia
Yucca Mojave Mojave YuccaYucca schidigera

Tropical Flowers

Spanish Words (with Audio)English WordLatin Name
Alpinia Shell GingerAlpinia spp.
Amapola PoppyPapaver spp.
Angélica Angel's TrumpetBrugmansia spp.
Anturio AnthuriumAnthurium spp.
Ave del Paraíso Bird of ParadiseStrelitzia reginae
Azucena Calla LilyZantedeschia spp.
Bromelia BromeliadBromeliaceae spp.
Bugambilia BougainvilleaBougainvillea spp.
Calathea Peacock PlantCalathea spp.
Canna Canna LilyCanna indica
Clavel CarnationDianthus caryophyllus
Costilla de Adán Monstera DeliciosaMonstera deliciosa
Crotón CrotonCodiaeum variegatum
Estrella de Navidad PoinsettiaEuphorbia pulcherrima
Flor de Cera WaxflowerHoya spp.
Flor de Loto LotusNelumbo spp.
Frangipani PlumeriaPlumeria spp.
Gardenia GardeniaGardenia jasminoides
Gerbera Gerbera DaisyGerbera jamesonii
Gloxinia GloxiniaSinningia speciosa
Heliconia HeliconiaHeliconia spp.
Heliotropo HeliotropeHeliotropium spp.
Hibisco HibiscusHibiscus spp.
Jazmín JasmineJasminum spp.
Jazmín de Madagascar Madagascar JasmineStephanotis floribunda
Jengibre GingerZingiber officinale
Lantana LantanaLantana camara
Lavanda LavenderLavandula spp.
Lirio LilyLilium spp.
Lisianthus LisianthusEustoma grandiflorum
Maracuyá PassionflowerPassiflora spp.
Orquídea OrchidOrchidaceae spp.
Piña Pineapple LilyEucomis spp.

Wildflowers

Spanish Words (with Audio)English WordLatin Name
Agapanto AgapanthusAgapanthus spp.
Anémona AnemoneAnemone spp.
Astilbe AstilbeAstilbe spp.
Gayuba BearberryArctostaphylos uva-ursi
Campanilla BellflowerCampanula spp.
Trepadora BindweedConvolvulus spp.
Enredadera Amarilla Black-eyed Susan VineThunbergia alata
Liatris Blazing StarLiatris spp.
Amapola California PoppyEschscholzia californica
Silene CatchflySilene spp.
Flor de Canela Ceylon Cinnamon FlowerCinnamomum verum
Crisantemo ChrysanthemumChrysanthemum spp.
Cineraria CinerariaPericallis × hybrida
Trébol CloverTrifolium spp.
Aquilegia ColumbineAquilegia spp.
Malva Silvestre Common MallowMalva sylvestris
Echinacea ConeflowerEchinacea spp.
Amapola Silvestre Corn PoppyPapaver rhoeas
Cosmos CosmosCosmos bipinnatus
Lengua de Vaca Cow TongueDyckia spp.
Narciso DaffodilNarcissus spp.
Dalia DahliaDahlia spp.
Margarita DaisyBellis perennis
Diente de León DandelionTaraxacum officinale
Lenteja de Agua DuckweedLemna spp.
Oenothera Evening PrimroseOenothera spp.
Nomeolvides Forget-Me-NotMyosotis spp.
Mirabilis Four O'ClockMirabilis jalapa
Trébol de Cuatro Hojas Four-leaf CloverTrifolium repens
Gazania GazaniaGazania rigens
Geranio GeraniumPelargonium spp.
Madreselva HoneysuckleLonicera spp.
Agastache HyssopAgastache spp.
Amapola de Islandia Iceland PoppyPapaver nudicaule
Indian Paintbrush Indian PaintbrushCastilleja spp.
Flor de Lis IrisIris spp.
Lantana LantanaLantana camara
Gayomba LarkspurDelphinium spp.
Lirio del Valle Lily of the ValleyConvallaria majalis
Lobelia LobeliaLobelia erinus
Nigella Love-in-a-mistNigella damascena
Lupino LupineLupinus spp.
Malva MallowMalva spp.
Astrantia MasterwortAstrantia spp.
Flor de Muerto Mexican MarigoldTagetes erecta
Correhuela Morning GloryIpomoea spp.
Margarita de Montaña Mountain DaisyErigeron spp.
Capuchina NasturtiumTropaeolum majus
Pensamiento PansyViola tricolor
Flor de Papel PaperflowerPsilostrophe cooperi
Penstemon PenstemonPenstemon spp.
Vinca PeriwinkleCatharanthus roseus
Alegría PortulacaPortulaca grandiflora
Flor de la Pradera Prairie FlowerVarious species
Flor de Conejo RabbitbrushChrysothamnus spp.
Hierba del Pasmo SkeletonweedLygodesmia juncea
Sedum StonecropSedum spp.
Girasol SunflowerHelianthus annuus
Alyssum Sweet AlyssumLobularia maritima
Cestillo ThistleCirsium spp.
Trillium TrilliumTrillium spp.
Tulipán TulipTulipa spp.
Lirio de Agua Water LilyNymphaea spp.
Flor Silvestre WildflowerVarious species
Torenia Wishbone FlowerTorenia fournieri
Zinnia ZinniaZinnia elegans

Gardening Vocabulary

Spanish Words (with Audio)English Word
Áfido Aphid
Anuales Annuals
Árbol frutal Fruit tree
Arbusto Shrub
Arbustos Shrubs
Azada Hoe
Brotando Sprouting
Bulbo Bulb
Caducifolio Deciduous
Clorofila Chlorophyll
Compostaje Compost
Cosecha Harvest
Dedo verde Green thumb
Desmalezar Weeding
Enredadera Climber
Enredaderas Vines
Enrejado Trellis
Esqueje Cutting
Estaca Stake
Fertilizante Fertilizer
Floreciendo Blooming
Follaje Foliage
Fungicida Fungicide
Germinar Germinate
Guantes de jardinería Gardening gloves
Herramientas de jardín Garden tools
Hierbas Herbs
Horquilla Garden fork
Humedad Humidity
Injerto Grafting
Insecticida Insecticide
Insecto Insect
Invernadero Greenhouse
Jardín Garden
Jardinería Gardening
Jardinero/a Gardener
Labrar Tilling
Lecho de jardín Garden bed
Luz del sol Sunlight
Maceta Flowerpot
Malezas Weeds
Manguera de jardín Garden hose
Mantillo Mulch
Nivel de pH pH level
Nutrientes Nutrients
Orgánico Organic
Paisajismo Landscaping
Pala Shovel
Pala de jardín Spade
Paleta Trowel
Parterre Flowerbed
Parterre elevado Raised bed
Perenne Perennial
Pesticidas Pesticides
Plaga Pest
Plántula Seedling
Podar Pruning
Polen Pollen
Polinización Pollination
Quitando flores muertas Deadheading
Rastrillo Rake
Regadera Watering can
Repelente de insectos Insect repellent
Riego Watering
Sembrar Sow
Semillas Seeds
Siempreverde Evergreen
Sobrecrecimiento Overgrowth
Sombra Shade
Suelo Soil
Terrario Terrarium
Tijeras de podar Pruning shears
Topiario Topiary

Flower Idioms and Expressions

Spanish PhraseLiteral TranslationMeaning
Dar margaritas a los cerdos To give daisies to pigsTo give something valuable to unappreciative people
Echar flores a alguien To throw flowers at someoneTo compliment or flatter someone
Echar raíces To put down rootsTo settle down in a place
Estar como una rosa To be like a roseTo be in excellent health or condition
Estar en la flor de la vida To be in the flower of lifeTo be in the prime of life
Estar más perdido que un girasol en un sótano To be more lost than a sunflower in a basementTo be completely lost or confused
No ver ni flores Not to see even flowersTo not see or find anything
Ser un clavel To be a carnationTo be elegant or refined
Ser un girasol To be a sunflowerTo be always cheerful and looking on the bright side
Ser un girasol en un campo de margaritas To be a sunflower in a field of daisiesTo be unique or different in a group of similar individuals
Ser un lirio To be a lilyTo be innocent or pure
Ser un rosal de espinas To be a rosebush of thornsTo be difficult or complicated
Tener una flor en el ojal To have a flower in the buttonholeTo be stylish or well-dressed

Test Yourself: Spanish Flower Words Quiz!

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What is the Spanish name for "rose"?
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Which flower is known as "girasol" in Spanish?
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"Clavel" in Spanish refers to which flower?
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What does "jazmín" mean in Spanish?
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Which Spanish flower name means "tulip" in English?
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"Azahar" in Spanish is associated with which flower?
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What is the Spanish name for "daisy"?
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Which flower is known as "lirio" in Spanish?
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"Jacinto" in Spanish refers to which flower?
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"Jacinto" in Spanish refers to which flower? a) Daffodil b) Hyacinth c) Orchid d) Marigold

What does "amapola" mean in English?
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