Can You Identify These Yellow Flowers?

By: Khadija L.

A sunflower is a genus of flowering plants made up of 70 species. All except three are native to North America. They are known for having a flower head with yellow and/or maroon disc florets and bright yellow ray florets on the outside.

Primrose is a species of flowering plants native to Europe, southwest Asia and northwest Africa. Most of these lightly-scented flowers are seen in pale yellow with the center being a darker shade of yellow.

Zinnia is a genus of plants that belongs to the daisy family and is known for being one of the toughest annuals in a garden. They attract many different types of butterflies and many of the flowers come in bicolored varieties, including yellow.

Iris is a genus consisting of 260 – 300 species of flowering plants. Its name is taken from the Greek rainbow goddess, Iris, because it comes in so many different colors, including bi- and tricolors. One of the most well-known colors is yellow.

Roses are perennial flowering plants that include hundreds of species and thousands of cultivars, including shrubs and climbing vines. These prickly plants are seen everywhere from parks and gardens to bouquets. They come in a variety of colors, including yellow.

Craspedia, sometimes called billy buttons and wollyheads, is a genus of flowering plants native to Australia and New Zealand. They are rosette-forming buds which consist of spherical heads of tiny flowers that are often seen growing in yellow.

Begonia is a genus of flowering plants which includes almost 2,000 species of easy-to-grow flowers. They can grow in a variety of environments in many different colors and sizes. In many gardens, the yellow variety is almost always seen.

Snapdragon, also known as Antirrhinum, is so named because of its likeness to the face of a dragon. They are native to rocky regions of Europe and the United States where they can be seen growing in a vast array of colors, including yellow.

Tulips are popular spring-blooming flowering plants that can be found planted in gardens around the world. They can be grown in many different colors, including some with multiple colors. One of the most common colors is yellow.

Daylilies are a genus of flowering plants that have been grown and sold for their aesthetically pleasing flowers. Most species are known for opening in the morning and withering away during the night. The most common varieties include the yellow and orange.

Ranunculus is a genus of more than 500 species of plants known for their unique pattern of petal growth. Often called “the rose of the spring,” they are very often seen in wedding bouquets in a variety of colors, one of which is yellow.

Bracteantha, also known as strawflower, is a flowering plant native to Australia. They are very sturdy are usually available in yellow, orange, and pink.

Hellebores are a genus of 20 species of perennial flowering plants known for their saucer-shaped petals. Many of the species are poisonous but some can be found growing in gardens, in colors that include orange and yellow.

Butterfly bush is a genus consisting of 140 species of plants found in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. They are so named because they are almost always seen with butterflies surrounding them. They grow in a number of colors, one of which is yellow.

Marigold, sometimes called pot or scotch marigold, is a genus of plants native to southern Europe. These edible flowers have been uses as a dye and cataplasm but are now mostly seen growing in gardens, mostly in yellow.

Bulbine is a genus of flowering plants found mostly in southern Africa and some parts of Australia. Most of the flowers are seen growing in yellow with a “bearded-looking” stamen. They can also be found in orange, white, and pink.

Lilies, which are sometimes called true lilies, are flowering plants that represent love and affection in many different cultures. These popular flowers are typically seen growing in white, but also grow in orange and yellow.

Miss Huff’s Lantana is a genus of more than 150 species of plants. These plants can survive in temperatures as low as 0 degrees F, but are usually seen blooming during the warmer months. Some of the most common colors include orange, pink, and yellow.

Chrysanthemums, sometimes called chrysanths, are flowering plants native to Asia and Europe. These popular garden plants are grown in a wide variety of colors, one of the most popular being yellow.

The Carolina jessamine is a sweet-smelling flowering plant native to the southeastern and south-central regions of the Americas. It is the state flower of South Carolina and is used topically to treat some diseases but is extremely poisonous when eaten.

Despite their name, calla lilies are not true lilies, but they do share many of the same qualities. These flowering plants are fairly easy to grow and are very popular as ornamental flowers. Typically seen growing in white, calla lilies also come in a yellow variety.

The Dutch hyacinth, sometimes called the common hyacinth, is a species of flowering plants that are found growing in temperate regions around the world. They are very fragrant and are typically seen growing in purple, but are also found in yellow.

Dianthus is a genus of 300 species of flowering plants known for being the typical cottage flower. These spring- and summer-blooming flowers can be seen in a number of colors, one of the most well-known being yellow.

The viola etain is a species of flowering plants that can be found in temperate regions around the world. They are known for having a watercolor appearance with the base color of the flower being yellow and the highlighted color, purple. They also come in pure orange and yellow.

Cosmos are a genus of flowering plants that belong to the sunflower family. These plants grow to varying heights (1 to 6 feet tall) and are seen in many different gardens. Some of the more popular colors are the yellow and orange variety.

Gerbera is a genus of flowering plants that originate from South Africa and are typically seen in flower arrangements. There are many of these daisy cultivars available in different shapes and colors, including yellow.

Coreopsis, also called tickseed, is a genus of flowering plants known for attracting birds, butterflies and other insects. They grow in a variety of colors, the most common of which is yellow.

Daisies, also called the common daisy, are a species of plants native to Europe and the Americas. In some cultures, the flowers symbolize innocence, purity, and new beginnings. Although mostly seen in white, they come in a variety of colors, including yellow.

Goldenrods, sometimes referred to as solidago, is a genus consisting of 120 species of flowering plants. Most of them are native to North America but can also be found in South America and Eurasia. Like its name indicates, it is yellow.

Daffodils are a genus of spring blooming flowering plants that consist of approximately 50 species of plants. This national flower of Wales is typically seen growing in white, but can also be seen in yellow and orange.

Alstroemeria, also known as the Peruvian lily, is a genus of flowering plants known to bloom during the summer and (a few species) winter months. Many hybrids and cultivars have been developed, some of which are yellow and orange.

The garden pansy is a flowered hybrid plant now grown as a garden plant. The unique flower has two overlapping upper petals, two side petals and one single bottom petal. They come in a wide variety of colors, one of which is yellow.

Yarrow is a flowering plant that can be found growing on many of the continents around the world. This classic garden plant is known for its ability to grow in very dry soil and the wide variety of colors in which it comes, one of which is yellow.

Prickly pear is a genus of cactus which some species are used for purifying water, dyes, as well as food. Most prickly pear cactus are seen growing red and purple flowers, but there are yellow flowers among certain species.

Lion’s tail, also known as wild dagga, is a plant species native to South Africa and southern African countries. Although is it known for producing orange flowers, it is also seen growing in yellow and white.

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants found growing all over the world. In some parts of the world, hibiscus is used to make tea and in others, it is an important symbol. These flowers come in a wide range of colors, one of the most popular being yellow.

Black-eyed Susan, also called yellow daisy, is a flowering plant native to North America. They typically bloom in yellow, and in some cultures, they are used as a remedy for different ailments as well as snake bites.

Perennial geranium, sometimes called cranesbill geraniums, is a genus of plants that includes more than 400 species. These spring-blooming flowers can be found growing in a variety of terrains, where they bloom in different colors, including yellow.

Baptisia lemon meringue, also known as false indigo, is a perennial plant native to eastern and southern states in the United States. They were so-named because of their bright yellow color.

Cymbidium orchid, sometimes called boat orchids, is a genus consisting of 52 species of flowering plants. These plants come in a wide variety of colors, some of which include, orange, yellow, and yellowish-green.

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Yellow flowers add cheerfulness, optimism and a pop of color to every yard and park in which they are seen. They range from very bright sunglasses-worthy yellow to very soft buttery yellow pastels and can be seen growing in many flower beds. On many lists, orange flowers are included on the same lists as yellow flowers since there aren't that many of them to stand alone. 

Apart from the classic sunflower, the marigold, the daffodil, and black-eyed Susan, many people are not familiar with the names of the beautiful yellow flowers which can be seen blossoming year-round in different gardens and parks.

Like every other flower color, yellow flowers also hold significant meaning, especially when given to someone and when received by other people. Apart from the aforementioned joy and happiness, yellow flowers also represent the bonds of friendship, pride. and a feeling of success.  

How well do you know the names of the flowers that you walk past every day? Well, this quiz was designed to test just that. You will be given a series of pictures and your job will be to identify its name. How many of them will you get right? Take this quiz to find out!

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