Can You Identify These Blue Flowers?

By: Khadija L.
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Can You Identify These Blue Flowers?
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About This Quiz

Blue is not a very popular color when it comes to naturally occurring plants and flowers but luckily, flowers like hydrangea, violets, irises, periwinkle, grape hyacinths and anemone can be seen blooming in this color. These flowers are highly sought after as they add a sense of peace and tranquility to every backyard.

Like many other flowers, they all have specific growth requirements and they can be found growing in gardens, parks and in the wild all over the world at different times of the year.

The spectrum of bloom includes everything from light and sky blue to cyan, teal, azure and royal blue and some people have even included various shades of purple under the umbrella of blue flowers. 


The varying shades of blue all represent different things. For example, pale blue is said to represent creativity and freedom, while light blue; health, tranquility, and understanding. Dark blue symbolizes knowledge, integrity, power, confidence, and trustworthiness.

How well do you know your blue flowers? If you were given a series of images of these beautifully colored flowers, would you be able to identify them? If you are confident in your blue flower knowledge, then this is the quiz for you.


blue hydrangea
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Which of these flowers is seen in the image?
Peruvian Lily
Anthurium
Hydrangea
Carnation
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Wrong Answer

Hydrangea, sometimes called Hortensia, is a genus consisting of 70 – 75 species of flowering plants which are native to regions of eastern Asia and the Americas. Most species are seen growing in white, but they also grow in blue as well as light and dark purple.

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carnation
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What is the name of this flower?
Bird of Paradise
Carnation
Delphinium
Heather
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Dianthus caryophyllus, sometimes called a carnation or a clove pink, is a species of flowering plants which are native to different Mediterranean regions. The flowers produced either occur singly or together in a variety of colors, including white, pink and purple.

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morning glory
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This flower is the ______________.
Zinnia
Camelia
Peach blossom
Morning glory
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Wrong Answer

Morning glory is a species of flowering plants which were given their names because they fully bloom early in the morning. Apart from being found growing in gardens in a variety of colors, including blue and purple, they have been used for their laxative properties.

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blue impatiens
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This flower is the ______________.
Chrysanthemum
Curly Willow
Coxcomb
Impatiens
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Wrong Answer

Impatiens, sometimes called snapweed or touch-me-not, is a genus of flowers comprised of 1,000 species of flowering plants. They are used as a popular remedy for different types of insect bites and stings.

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globe thistle
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What is the correct name of this blue flower?
Globe thistle
Hydrangea
Larkspur
Orchid
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Wrong Answer

Globe thistle is a species of plants which belong to the same family as sunflowers. On top of each stem, there is spherical inflorescence which is packed with varying shades of steely blue floret, including blue.

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agapanthus
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What is this flower known as?
Lily
Agapanthus
Calendula
Snap dragon
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Wrong Answer

Agapanthus is a genus of flowering plants which are commonly referred to as lily of the Nile, despite not being lilies. They are popularly seen growing in Northern California in white, purple and a mix of the two colors.

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lupine
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This flower is called _____________.
Narcissus
Buttercup
Lupine
Mirabilis
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Lupine is a genus of flowering plants which includes approximately 200 species. The legume seeds from the plant were very popular with the Romans and are sometimes sold in salty solutions. The flowers grow in a variety of colors, some of which include blue and purple.

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violets
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Which of the following blue flowers is shown here?
Violet
Pear blossom
Shooting star
Tansy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Violets are a genus of flowers consisting of more than 600 species of flowering plants, most of which are found growing in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere and Australasia. It can be seen growing in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in many different colors, the most popular of which is purple.

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delphinium
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This blue flower's name is ____________.
Delphinium
Protea
Bleeding heart
Marigold
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Delphinium is a genus consisting of 300 species of flowering plants which are native to regions in the Northern Hemisphere and parts of Africa. They are typically cultivated as ornamental plants and are seen growing in a spectrum of white, purple and blue.

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blue colombine
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What is this flower called?
Carnation
California poppy
Crocus
Columbine
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Columbine, sometimes called granny’s bonnet, is a genus of 60 – 70 species of flowering plants. It is a unique flower which looks like two flowers stuck on top of each other, forming one. They come in a variety of colors; the most popularly seen are blue and purple.

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iris
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What is the name given to this flower?
Statice
Iris
Bergenia
Maiden pink
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Wrong Answer

Iris is a genus consisting of approximately 300 species of flowering plants. Named after the Greek rainbow goddess, Iris, the flower comes in many different colors, some of which consist of two and three colors, including blues and purples.

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periwinkle
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The flower seen in the screenshot is called ___________.
Tulip
Balloon flower
Lobelia
Periwinkle
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Wrong Answer

Periwinkle is a species of flowering plants which are native to some European and Asian countries. They grow off a trailing vine and is commonly grown as the ground cover in many gardens. They bloom in many colors, one of which is the color periwinkle.

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gentiana
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The picture shown here is of __________.
Zinnia
Azelia
Gentiana
Rose
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Wrong Answer

Gentiana is a genus of flowering plants which includes 400 species notable for their trumpet-shaped flowers and intense blue colors. They are used as herbal medicines to treat multiple ailments, including hypertension, fever, and cancer.

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Brunnera
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Which of the following names corresponds to the flower?
Brunnea
Amaranthus
Lily
Ranunculus
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Brunnera is a genus of flowering plants native to woodland areas in Europa and Asia. These spring-blooming flowers are almost always seen growing in either blue or purple and on some occasions, white.

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harvest bells blue
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The flower in the image is called the ____________.
Aster
Harvestbells
Lavender
Balsam
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Harvestbells, also known as soapwort gentian, is a species of flowering plants native to regions of North America. The blue flowers are typically found growing in areas where the soil is moist and acidic.

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blue grape hyacinth
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What is the correct name of this flower?
Bupleurum
Grape hyacinth
Aubrieta
Primrose
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Grape hyacinth is a genus of flowering plants which were so-named because the bluish-purple urn-shaped flowers resemble a bunch of grapes. Many of the plants are grown as ornamental plants in different parks and gardens.

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anemone
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Which of these flowers is seen in the image?
Carnation
Iris
Lantana
Anemone
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Anemone is a genus of flowering plants which includes 200 species, all of which are native to temperate regions and climates. These popular garden plants can be seen growing singly or in cymes of two to nine flowers in many different colors, including blue.

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himalayan blue poppy
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What is the name of this flower?
Himalayan blue poppy
Daffodil
Aster
Petunia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Himalayan blue poppy is a species of flowering plants known for having large, cup-shaped flower petals and a golden stamen in the middle. These short-lived flowers are named after the cold Himalayan mountains but can be found growing in warm weather.

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forget me nots
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This flower is the ______________.
Eremurus
Forget me not
Angelonia
Impatiens
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Forget-me-nots, sometimes called Scorpion grasses, consist of many different species of plants. They are typically seen growing in many different colors, some of which include blue and white, all of which have a yellow center.

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blue clematis
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What is the correct name of this blue flower?
Gerbera
Petunia
Hyacinth
Clementis
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Clematis, also called traveler’s joy, is a genus of 300 species which belong to the same family as buttercups and are said to have originated from Asia. They have been used significantly in alternative medicine but only in small amounts due to their toxicity. They grow in many colors, including blue.

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blue batchelors button
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What is this flower known as?
Heliconia
Peony
Bachelor button flower
Cardinal flower
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Bachelor’s button, sometimes called cornflower, is a species of flowering plants which is considered a beneficial weed. They are now endangered in their native habitats but have been seen as ornamental plants in different gardens and can be seen blooming in colors, including blue and purple.

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cala lily
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This flower is called _____________.
Hypericum
Violet
Calla lily
Petunia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Calla lilies are a genus of flowering plants native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They are mostly seen growing in white but are also seen blooming in blue as well as purple.

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butterfly bush blue
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Which of the following blue flowers is shown here?
Butterfly bush
Orchid
Geranium
Celosia
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Wrong Answer

Butterfly bush, also known as buddleja, is a genus of 140 species of flowering plants which can be found growing all over the world. They are extremely popular flowers and are known for attracting many butterflies into gardens. They grow in a variety of colors, some of which include blue and purple.

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perennial geranium
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This blue flower's name is ____________.
Snap dragon
Perennial geranium
Sun flower
Stock
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Perennial geranium is a genus of plants which includes more than 400 species of flowering plants found growing in temperate regions of the world. They typically bloom during the spring months where they bloom in many different colors, including shades of blue and purple.

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blue star flower amsonia
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What is this flower called?
Peony
Iris
Syringa
Blue star
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Wrong Answer

Amsonia, commonly referred to as Bluestar, is a genus of flowering plants which are native to North America except one from Asia. The plants are so-named because they resemble stars and can be seen blooming blue flowers.

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flax
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What is the name given to this flower?
Queen Anne's Lace
Kangaroo Paw
Flax
Hyacinth
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Flax, sometimes known as linseed, is a flowering plant found growing all over the world. In some regions of the world, flax is used to create linen, which is used to make bed sheets and underclothes. The flowers are seen blooming in a variety of colors, some of which include blue, purple and white.

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Siberian Squill
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The flower seen in the screenshot is called ___________.
Lily
Columbine
Gladiola
Siberian squill
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Siberian squill is a species of flowering plants native to Russia and Turkey. When the sun is bright, the flowers can be seen hunched over and tend to open up when it is not so bright. The flowers are often seen growing in different shades of blue and purple.

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blue orchid
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The picture shown here is of __________.
Pointsettia
Orchid
Begonia
Hibiscus
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Orchids are a family of flowering plants which consists of more than 28,000 species. They are known for their unique shape, fragrances, and symbolism. They are one of the rarest and most exotic flowering plants in the world and can be seen growing in a variety of colors, including blue and purple.

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bell flowers
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Which of the following names corresponds to the flower?
Bell flower
Ranunculus
Rose
Rue
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Bellflower is the name of a genus of flowers which consists of 500 species and several subspecies of flowering plants distributed across temperate regions around the world. They can be seen growing in multiple colors, some of which include blue and purple.

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lobelia
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The flower in the image is called the ____________.
Sunflower
Orange blossom
Lobelia
Pansy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

​Lobelia is a genus of flowering plant which is comprised of more than 400 species of plants found growing in temperate regions. Many of the species are incorporated into gardens for their intense colors, one of which is blue.

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balloon flower
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What is the correct name of this flower?
Viburnum
Balloon flower
Heliotrope
Periwinkle
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

​The balloon flower, sometimes called the Chinese bellflower, is so-named because it swells into a balloon-like shape before it opens. Its blue petals are also fused, giving a bell-shaped appearance.

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aster
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Which of these flowers is seen in the image?
Aster
Wax flower
Coneflower
Snowdrop
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Aster is a genus of flowering plants which consist of 180 species, all but one is restricted to Europe and Asia. These attractive flowers come in a variety of colors, some of which include blue and purple.

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Love-in-a-mist
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What is the name of this flower?
Pansies
Globe thistle
Daffodil
Love-in-a-mist
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

​Love-in-a-mist, also called ragged lady and devil in the bush, is a flowering plant which belongs to the same family as buttercups. The flowers bloom in early spring in many different colors, including shades of blue and purple.

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blue salvia
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What is the correct name of this blue flower?
Peony
Blue salvia
Gazania
Dahlia
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Blue salvia comes from a genus of plants belonging to the mint family. The blue salvia, in particular, is a favorite of many people and are often found in quite a number of gardens to add vibrancy to the garden.

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blue false indigo
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What is this flower known as?
Geranium
Orchid
Blue false indigo
Pansy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The blue false indigo is a toxic flowering plant native to central and eastern North America. The blue flower is a very popular cultivated species, and it is also a source of blue dye.

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Veronica
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This flower is called _____________.
Veronica
Forget me not
Daisy
Moonflower
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Veronica, sometimes called speedwell and gypsyweed, is a large genus of flowering plants which consists of 500 species. The flower is edible, and its taste has been likened to watercress. The flower grows in a number of colors, including purple.

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sweet pea
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Which of the following blue flowers is shown here?
Zinnia
Lavender Columbine
Foxglove
Sweet pea
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Wrong Answer

The sweet pea is a flowering plant native to regions of Italy. It is known for its bright colors and sweet smell. It comes in many different colors, some of which are bi and tri colors, ncluding blue varieties.

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Blue scarlet pimpernel
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This blue flower's name is ____________.
Mountain laurel
Blue scarlet pimpernel
Geranium
Sweet pea
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The blue- scarlet pimpernel, sometimes called the shepherd’s weatherglass, is a low growing flowering plant which is native to regions of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The flower is mostly grown as an ornamental plant in a range of colors, including blue and purple.

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Scabiosa
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What is this flower called?
Gerbera daisy
Petunia
California poppy
Scabiosa
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Scabiosa, sometimes called the pincushion flower, is a genus of flowering plants which belongs to the honeysuckle family. The plant got its name because it was used as an herbal medicine to treat a disease called scabies. It can be seen growing in a variety of colors, including blue.

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hibiscus
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What is the name given to this flower?
Hibiscus
Saguaro
Sunflower
Sweet woodruff
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants which consists of several hundreds of species. In many parts of the world, it is used to make tea and is included in​ various dishes. These flowers come in a wide range of colors, including blue.

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