98% of people can't guess these 50 flower types from just one image. Can you?

By: Narra Jackson
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98% of people can't guess these 50 flower types from just one image. Can you?
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There are thousands of flowers in the world - roses, marigolds, and orchids, to name a few. Out of so many flowers, 50 stand out as the most popular. Can you name each of these popular flowers based on just one image? Prove it!
Rose Which flower correlates with this image?
Rose
Roses can be given on many occasions and are not only reserved for your sweetheart. Each color has a meaning and can be given to family, friends and acquaintances.
Morning Glory
Pansy
Laurel

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Tulips Which flower correlates with this image?
Jasmine
Tulip
The word tulip comes from a Persian word, delband, which means turban, probably because the flower is somewhat turban-shaped. The Netherlands is the world's main producer of commercially sold tulips, producing as many as 3 billion bulbs annually, mostly for export.
Morning Glory
Hibiscus

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Sunflower Which flower correlates with this image?
Gerberas
Sunflower
Like potatoes, tomatoes, and corn, sunflowers didn't originate in Europe. They were cultivated in North America. They were brought to Russia by royalty because sunflower oil was the only oil that wasn't banned during Lent.
Anemone
Crocus

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Lilies Which flower correlates with this image?
Lily
Lilies can be white, yellow, orange, red, purple, or pink in color and can be covered with different types of freckles. Only white and tiger lilies are known for their beautiful smell. Other lilies are odorless.
Hydrangea
Gerberas
Violet

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Daffodils
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Which flower correlates with this image?
Anthurium
Bourvardia
Hydrangea
Daffodil
People who raise chickens believe that daffodils prevent hens from laying eggs, so they avoid planting daffodils on their land. Ancient Romans cultivated daffodils heavily and believed that the sap extracted from the flowers possesses healing properties.

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Marigolds Which flower correlates with this image?
Marigold
The name calendula is a modern Latin diminutive of calendae, meaning “little calendar,” “little clock,” or “little weather-glass.” Marigolds have been grown in the gardens of Europe since the 12th century.
Poinsettia
Anthurium
Peony

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Carnations Which flower correlates with this image?
Morning Glory
Carnation
Each color of a carnation has a unique meaning: white - purity, yellow - disappointment, pink - mother’s love, red - true love, and purple - capriciousness. Carnations are sometimes used as flavor agents in beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages.
Anthurium
Bourvardia

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Iris Which flower correlates with this image?
Iris
Iris means "rainbow" in the Greek language. The name refers to the iris's ability to produce flowers in a variety of colors. Iris rhizome, also known as "orris root," is used commonly in the industry of perfumes and deodorants.
Hydrangea
Apple Blossom
Rose

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Sweet Pea Which flower correlates with this image?
Sweet pea
Sweet Pea is highly susceptible to viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, which can decrease the harvest of the plant profoundly. The scent of sweet pea is used in the perfume industry. Flowers of sweet pea are used in the manufacture of soaps and lotions.
Poinsettia
Queen Anne's Lace
Laurel

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Magnolia Which flower correlates with this image?
Bird of Paradise
Pansy
Magnolia
Mississippi's state flower is the Magnolia. Magnolia flowers don't produce actual nectar, but they do produce large quantities of pollen. The pollen is high in protein and beetles use it for food.
Amaryllis

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Lavender Which flower correlates with this image?
Anemone
Lavender
The name lavender comes from the Latin verb, lavare, which means to wash. Over 2,500 years ago, lavender was used in Egypt during the mummification process. The scent of lavender deters mice, flies, mosquitoes, and other pests.
Bird of Paradise
Anthurium

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Queen Anne's Lace Which flower correlates with this image?
Hibiscus
Bird of Paradise
Queen Anne's Lace
This is a wild carrot in many ways. If you were to dig up the roots, they would smell just like cultivated carrots that we all eat today. Be very careful with this plant. While it may not be toxic itself, it looks very similar to poison hemlock and Western Qatar hemlock!
Gerbera

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Poinsettia
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Which flower correlates with this image?
Hibiscus
Poinsettia
Poinsettia's main attraction is not its flowers, but its leaves. The flowers of the plant are the yellow clustered buds in the center, and the leaves change color in response to the flowering of this plant. Red is the most popular color, accounting for roughly three quarters of all sales nationwide, followed by white and pink.
Bird of Paradise
Cherry Blossom

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Snapdragons Which flower correlates with this image?
Snapdragon
Snapdragon is known scientifically as antirrhinum. Flowers come in just about every color of the rainbow, including red, pink, white, yellow, orange, and lavender. Some of these flowers are also bi-colored.
Lavender
Iris
Lilac

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Lisianthus Which flower correlates with this image?
Peony
Hydrangea
Lavender
Lisianthus
Lisianthus is found mostly in the warm regions of the Southern United States, as well as Mexico, the Carribbean and northern South America. Lisianthus is mostly used in horticulture as an ornamental decoration and as a potted indoor plant.

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Delphinium Which flower correlates with this image?
Delphinium
The name delphinium comes from the word for dolphin in Latin, which originally came from the Greek. It is named due to the plant’s bud and spur that actually resembles the shape of a dolphin! There are over 400 species of delphinium.
Hydrangea
Daisy
Aster

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Bourvardia Which flower correlates with this image?
Snapdragon
Hydrangea
Bourvardia
Bourvardia was named after Charles Bouvard, the personal physician of Louis XIII and the superintendent of the Royal Gardens in Paris. Modern varieties of bouvardia are called Pink Luck, Albatross, and Royal Katty. Bouvardia represents enthusiasm.
Heather

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Daisies Which flower correlates with this image?
Daisy
Daisies belong to one of the largest families of plants in the world. They are found everywhere on earth, except for Antartica. The daisy family, which scientists have named Compositae, was classified in 1792.
Ranunculus
Lisianthus
Snapdragon

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Hydrangea Which flower correlates with this image?
Freesia
Hydrangea
Lovers of hydrangea beware: do not eat them, they are moderately toxic. Lana del Rey gives this flower a call-out in her song, "Old Money." In Asia, giving someone pink hydrangeas symbolizes that you are the beat to their heart.
Ranunculus
Rose

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Aster Which flower correlates with this image?
Queen Anne's Lace
Aster
Aster is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the sunflower family. Previously more than 600 species of plants were known as asters, before the implementation of modern and molecular methods of analysis. The name "aster" originates from the Greek word "aster," which means "star."
Protea
Freesia

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Bird of Paradise Which flower correlates with this image?
Lotus
Queen Anne's Lace
Iris
Bird of Paradise
The flower, bird of paradise, is scientifically called Strelitzia retinae. This is one of the most recognized tropical plants. Its orange sepals and purple petals emerge from light green stalks which resembles its namesake, a colorful bird with long feathers.

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Heather Which flower correlates with this image?
Heather
A common form of heather was used as a source of yellow-orange pigment for coloring wool in the past. Heather is used as a flavoring agent in the making of beer, wine, and tea. Honey made of common heather has jelly-like texture and a strong taste.
Apple Blossom
Carnation
Queen Anne's Lace

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Chrysanthemums Which flower correlates with this image?
Delphinium
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is a compound inflorescence. It is made of many individual flowers, called florets. Florets in the center of the flower are called disk florets, while the ones that surround the center are ray florets.
Iris
Morning Glory

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Anthurium Which flower correlates with this image?
Anthurium
The Greek meaning of the word "anthurium" is "tail flower." The heart-shaped open flower symbolizes hospitality. Other names for anthurium, due to a specific shape or color, are painted tongue, tail flowers, flamingo flowers, boy flowers, and painter’s palette.
Apple Blossom
Statice
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Camellia Which flower correlates with this image?
Daisy
Camellia
The fruit of camellia is a dry capsule which is divided into as many as 5 segments. Each segment is filled with 1 to 8 seeds. Japanese camellia is the state flower of Alabama. Leaves of camellia are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat asthma .
Iris
Orange Blossom

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Orchids Which flower correlates with this image?
Anemone
Orchid
Orchids produce several million of seeds per flower. Orchids also have the largest variety of flowers, with the number of officially documented types around 25,000+. Each orchid flower is bilaterally symmetric, which means that it can be divided into two equal parts.
Anthurium
Freesia

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Peony Which flower correlates with this image?
Lisianthus
Anthurium
Crocus
Peony
Cooked and sweetened petals of peony are eaten in China as a dessert. Fresh petals can be eaten in a salad or used as a garnish for lemonade. Peony is one of the most popular flowers used in wedding bouquets. It is also the official flower for the 12th wedding anniversary.

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Crocus Which flower correlates with this image?
Crocus
People started cultivating crocus in 500 BC. Crocus can be used as a spice, medicine, and dye. The vast majority of crocus species are found abundantly in the wild. Sadly, however, certain species are threatened by habitat loss.
Orchid
Camellia
Iris

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Amaryllis Which flower correlates with this image?
Amaryllis
South Africa and Holland are among the greatest producers of amaryllis in the world. Amaryllis is also called "naked lady," because it produces flowers before its leaves on the "naked" leafless flowering stalks.
Orchid
Sunflower
Rose

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Alstromeria Which flower correlates with this image?
Apple Blossom
Chrysanthemum
Stock
Alstromeria
Alstroemeria is also commonly called the Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas, or Parrot Lily. It is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants, mainly from the cool, mountainous regions in the Andes. Alstroemeria stops producing flowers if it gets too hot.

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Pansy Which flower correlates with this image?
Pansy
The reasoning behind the pansy being the symbol of forethought is in both the flower’s name and appearance. The pansy derives its name from the French word pensée, which means thought. The French also believed that the pansy resembled a human face.
Gladiolus
Ranunculus
Lavender

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Cherry Blossoms Which flower correlates with this image?
Cherry Blossom
Cherry blossoms are Japan's national flower. They are known as "sakura" in Japanese. These pale blooming flowers are a symbol of spring, renewal, and hope. Picnicking beneath these trees is a Japanese tradition.
Sweet Pea
Gladiolus
Carnation

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Cypress Which flower correlates with this image?
Cypress
Cypress is native to Central America, the northern tropics of South America, and Mexico. Cypress has many names. The flowers are called morning glories, star glories, cupid flowers, cardinal creepers, cardinal vines, and hummingbird vines.
Lotus
Sweet Pea
Magnolia

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Lotus Which flower correlates with this image?
Daisy
Lisianthus
Lotus
The lotus is worshiped and considered a sacred flower in Buddhism. Depending on the number of petals, it symbolizes either cosmic harmony (eight petals) or spiritual illumination (thousand petals).
Freesia

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Freesia Which flower correlates with this image?
Anthurium
Daisy
Anemone
Freesia
Freesia is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the iris family. It originated from the tropical regions of South Africa. Freesia is named after Dr. Friedrich Freese, a German physician who studied this and other plants.

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Hibiscus Which flower correlates with this image?
Dahlia
Lotus
Daffodil
Hibiscus
The flower of Hibiscus is edible and has a tangy, citrusy taste. It is considered a delicacy in Mexico. Certain species of hibiscus are also beginning to be used more widely as a natural source of food coloring. It is a popular natural diuretic.

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Dahlia Which flower correlates with this image?
Poinsettia
Dahlia
Dahlias were originally grown as a food crop because of their edible tubers. People have suggested that they taste like a cross between carrot, celery, and potatoes. Dahlias belong to the Asteraceae (Aster) family, along with daisies and sunflowers.
Crocus
Anemone

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Anemone Which flower correlates with this image?
Anemone
In many regions of the world, the anemone flower is thought to be a harbinger of spring. According to Swedish botanist, Carl Linnaeus, this coincided with the return of the swallow every year. The anemone is also sometimes called the windflower.
Camellia
Lilac
Iris

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Ranunculus Which flower correlates with this image?
Ranunculus
Ranunculus is known by some as the "swamp buttercup." The Ranunculus lives on the side of streams and ponds and can suffer if there is not adequate rainfall or water nearby. It is an important flower for bees.
Laurel
Statice
Anthurium

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Gladioli Which flower correlates with this image?
Bourvardia
Gladiolus
An ancient name for the gladiolus was xiphium, which originated from the Greek word xiphos, that means sword. The gladiolus is the birth flower for August. Some parts of the gladiolus plant are poisonous if ingested.
Snapdragon
Poinsettia

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Jasmine Which flower correlates with this image?
Marigold
Tulip
Daffodil
Jasmine
Jasmine is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the family of olives. The scent of jasmine produces calming and relaxing effects on one's psyche and has sedative properties. Jasmine can survive 15 to 20 years in the wild.

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Morning Glory Which flower correlates with this image?
Morning Glory
In the language of flowers, morning glory signifies unrequited love and affection. Its seeds are used as a laxative in traditional Chinese medicine. The seeds of some species contain toxic compounds that can induce hallucinogenic effects when consumed in large doses.
Bird of Paradise
Tulip
Anthurium

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Violet Which flower correlates with this image?
Heather
Bourvardia
Violet
Violets have been cultivated for centuries, with the earliest known use of the flowers dating back to Ancient Greece in 500 B.C. The Greeks used violets in their wine, food, and medicine, and actually loved the flower so much that it became the symbol of Athens.
Bird of Paradise

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Laurel Which flower correlates with this image?
Lilac
Cherry Blossom
Laurel
The laurel flower is the official Pennsylvania state flower. The mountain laurel is considered one of the most beautiful of native American shrubs. The mountain laurel plant was originally brought to Europe as an ornamental plant during the 18th century.
Morning Glory

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Gerberas Which flower correlates with this image?
Morning Glory
Rose
Gerbera
Gerbera flowers were named after Traugott Gerber, a botanist and physician from the 1700s. Gerbera daisies are the fifth-most-used flower in cut arrangements and bouquets, after roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, and tulips.
Heather

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Lilac Which flower correlates with this image?
Lilac
Lilacs have one of the shortest flowering periods - they only flower for about three weeks in spring. Some varieties of lilac, however, bloom multiple times a year, like the Josee and the Boomerang. Thomas Jefferson loved lilacs.
Poinsettia
Bird of Paradise
Hydrangea

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Proteas Which flower correlates with this image?
Protea
King protea blooms during the warmest time of year. Its flowers are a rich source of nectar, which attracts a ton of different kinds of animals, including sunbirds, sugar birds, honeybees, monkey beetles, rove beetles, and scarab beetles.
Bourvardia
Laurel
Violet

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Apple Blossom Which flower correlates with this image?
Cherry Blossom
Apple Blossom
The apple blossom is both Michigan's and Arkansas's state flower. The flower was chosen as the state flower by the Michigan legislature in 1897, and the variety is Pyrus coronaria, or crabapple, because it is native to Michigan.
Delphinium
Lilac

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Statice Which flower correlates with this image?
Violet
Alstromeria
Crocus
Statice
The statice is an exotic flower that belongs to the family Plumbaginaceae. Statice flowers are popular in dried flower arrangements.

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Stock Flower Which flower correlates with this image?
Stock
The stock flower is a native of southwestern Greece and southern Albania, in the Mediterranean. The stock flower is a low-branching annual herb. Stock flower is also called the Virginia stock flower.
Pansy
Freesia
Laurel

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