Can You Identify These Winter Flowers?

By: Kennita Leon
Estimated Completion Time
2 min
Can You Identify These Winter Flowers?
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About This Quiz

Contrary to popular belief, there are more than a few flowers that rear their heads during the winter. It may be extremely cold during the winter, so much so that we humans can't even stand to stay outside for too long, but there are some resilient flowers that are able to survive in these harsh conditions. And don't think that these flowers will be dark and gloomy, as winter can be. No, they're quite beautiful - even more so because they shed some light on what could be a not-so-happy season. But do you know their names? Could you identify these winter flowers if we showed you pictures of them? 

Well, we're about to do just that in this quiz. We've compiled a list of beautiful winter flowers, and it's your job to correctly match the flower in the picture to its correct name. It's as easy as it sounds, but what's not so easy to recognize are some of the flowers we have. Could you identify the snowdrop, winter jasmine, holly berry and star of Bethlehem? What about the Asiatic lily and Queen Anne's lace? It's time to put your best foot forward and identify these beautiful winter flowers. Are you ready to get started? 

Lily What kind of flower is this?
Baby's breath
Amaryllis
Lily
Scientifically known as Lillium, lilies are large prominent flowers of white, orange and other colors. They are very popular and are used as symbols of love and innocence.
Buttercup

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Gerbera daisy Which winter flower is this?
Amaranthus
Clematis
Yarrow
Gerbera
Also known as the African daisy, gerberas are named after a German botanist named Traugott Gerber. They are members of the daisy family.

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Orchid Are you able to identify this flower?
Orchid
Popularly known for being colorful and fragrant, orchids are one of the largest families of flowering plants. Under ideal conditions, some blooms can last up to 120 days.
Cardinal flower
Zinnia
Black-eyed Susan

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Rose Which winter bloom do you see here?
Clover
Bergenia
Yellow bell
Rose
Perhaps the best-known flower, roses are associated with beauty and love. There are more than a thousand cultivated species and hybrids of roses, a few of which bloom in winter.

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Pansy What's this winter flower's name?
Bleeding heart
Pansy
Pansies are bright, showy flowers, and the blooms are edible. They consist of large and colorful overlapping petals.
Anthurium
Coneflower

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Amaryllis Can you tell us the name of this flower?
Astrantia
Amaryllis
A bulbous herb, amaryllis flowers grow in large fragrant clusters of red, pink or white. Their appearance resembles that of lilies. They can be forced to bloom in winter.
Cardinal flower
Zenobia

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Winter aconite Can you guess the name of this cold bloomer?
Amaranthus
Winter aconite
A relative of buttercups, winter aconites are small yellow flowers. They are scientifically known as Eranthis.
Amaryllis
Baby's breath

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Camellia Can you identify this flower's name?
Yarrow
Buttercup
Zinnia
Camellia
A plant indigenous to Asia, the camellia is used as a source of tea and oil. Since 1959 it has been the state flower of Alabama.

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Snowdrop Which name does this flower go by?
Snowdrop
Scientifically referred to as the Galanthus, which directly translates to "milk flower," the snowdrop is a small, bulbous plant. Its flowers are white and dome-shaped.
Clematis
Black-eyed Susan
Clover

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Carnation Match this winter flower to its name.
Yellow bell
Xeranthemum
Carnation
The flower used to express love and fascination, carnations are most commonly pink in color, but a rainbow of options exist. Experts believe carnations originated in the Mediterranean.
Bergenia

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Jasmine By what name does this flower go?
Crown imperial
Coneflower
Bleeding heart
Winter jasmine
Endemic to China, the winter jasmine is a slender deciduous shrub known scientifically as Jasminum nudiflorum. Believe it or not, it belongs to the olive family.

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Ginger flower Pick the name of the flower you see here.
Amaranthus
Anthurium
Astrantia
Ginger
The ginger flower is a yellow or sometimes purple flower grown from a rhizome. Originating from the rainforests of India, the root of the ginger flower is popularly used as a spice.

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Chrysanthemum Which of these names matches the picture you see here?
Crown imperial
Zinnia
Yarrow
Chrysanthemum
With such a difficult name to pronounce, chrysanthemums are commonly referred to simply as "mums" or "chrysanths." Many cultivated variations exist.

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Star magnolia What kind of flower is this?
Amaryllis
Star magnolia
A small tree native to Japan, the magnolia stellata, or star magnolia, has fragrant blooms that are white in color. It grows up to 15 feet tall.
Baby's breath
Cardinal flower

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Holly berry Can you tell us what this winter flower is called?
Holly berry
The only genus of the Aquifoliaceae family, the holly berry is commonly used during Christmas time in wreaths and decorations. Caution: these berries are poisonous.
Buttercup
Yellow bell
Bergenia

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Poinsettia Which winter flower is this?
Clover
Black-eyed Susan
Clematis
Poinsettia
A plant indigenous to Mexico, poinsettias are red, white or green. They are a popular Christmas flower.

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Witch hazel Do you know what the name of this flower is?
Amaranthus
Xeranthemum
Witch hazel
So named for its appearance, witch hazel is red and yellow. It can be brewed as a tea, or applied to the skin to reduce inflammation.
Coneflower

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star of bethlehem Are you able to identify this flower?
Astrantia
Yarrow
Yellow bell
Star of Bethlehem
Ornithogalum, as it is scientifically called, is the star of Bethlehem flower. It is known by some as "the florist's nightmare" due to its ability to sprout anywhere and last a long time.

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Helleborus Can you identify this flower's name?
Bleeding heart
Anthurium
Helleborus
A group of perennial flowering plants, Helleborus or hellebore is grown for decorative purposes. The foliage is leathery.
Buttercup

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Pepperberry Which winter bloom do you see here?
Cardinal flower
Pepperberry
Native to southeastern Australia, the pepperberry or mountain pepper has small white flowers which fall against a backdrop of aromatic green leaves and red stems.
Amaryllis
Zinnia

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asiatic lilly Which name does this flower go by?
Asiatic lily
As suggested by the name, the Asiatic lily is a variant of the lily flower found in Asia. This variant consists of large, brightly colored flowers.
Baby's breath
Bergenia
Black-eyed Susan

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Queen Anne's Lace What's this winter flower's name?
Amaranthus
Crown imperial
Queen Anne's lace
A plant originally from Europe but naturalized to North America, Queen Anne's lace is white. The flower is also known as bishop's lace and bird's nest. Many consider it to be a weed.
Zenobia

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Statice Match this winter flower to its name.
Statice
Originally grown in meadows, statice grows in clusters of small violet flowers which sometimes turn white when mature. Due to their longevity, they are popularly used in dried flower arrangements.
Bleeding heart
Clematis
Xeranthemum

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cyclamen Can you tell us the name of this flower?
Clover
Cyclamen
A tuberous perennial, cyclamen are small scented flowers of pink, white or red. The flower normally points downward.
Buttercup
Coneflower

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Smooth Serviceberry Can you tell us the name of this cold bloomer?
Yarrow
Amaryllis
Cardinal flower
Serviceberry
A small deciduous tree and member of the rose family, serviceberry is known scientifically as Amelanchier arborea. It can grow to a height of 25 feet.

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acacia By what name does this flower go?
Yellow bell
Acacia
A large shrub, Acacia is commonly known as wattles. It produces small, yellow, pom-pom flowers.
Anthurium
Astrantia

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Lenten rose What kind of flower is this?
Zinnia
Lenten rose
Also known as hellebore, the Lenten rose exists in various colors. They are large flowers and grow in clusters.
Baby's breath
Xeranthemum

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forget me nots Pick the name of the flower you see here.
Clematis
Amaranthus
Black-eyed Susan
Forget-me-not
These bloom in spring - maybe very late winter. Often found near bodies of water, forget-me-nots are small, truly charming blue flowers with pink centers. Their stems can grow to nearly two feet in height.

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winter heath Which of these names matches the picture you see here?
Winter heath
Endemic to the Alps of Central Europe, winter heath, or Erica carnea as it is also known, is a pink flower which darkens to purple over time. The leaves are evergreen.
Bleeding heart
Yarrow
Buttercup

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Fairy primrose Can you tell us what this winter flower is called?
Coneflower
Anthurium
Fairy primrose
A largely cultivated and hybridized flower, the fairy primrose is grown in the colors pink, violet, red and white. It is a popular houseplant - easy to grow.
Xeranthemum

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Alstromeria Match this winter flower to its name.
Lily
Pansy
Rose
Alstroemeria
Originating in South America, the alstroemeria is commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas. It can bloom until the first frost.

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Amaranthus
Daphne
Daphne is easily distinguished by its scented petals and bright berries. Caution - the berries are poisonous. Daphne is grown as an ornamental plant.
Baby's breath
Black-eyed Susan

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Lily of the Valley Can you tell us the name of this flower?
Clematis
Amaryllis
Zinnia
Lily of the valley
Lily of the valley, or May bells, as they are also known, are small, white, bell-shaped flowers which grow on a stalk. This flower has meaning for "Breaking Bad" fans.

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protea Are you able to tell us the name of this cold bloomer?
Yarrow
Clover
Protea
Essentially a flowering bush found in South Africa, protea is also known as %0Dthe sugarbush. It symbolizes hope. The plant won't flower until it is at least four years old.
Bergenia

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Ranunculus Which name does this flower go by?
Yellow bell
Buttercup
Ranunculus
Ranunculus flowers have an almost unreal appearance that makes them a highly sought-after flower for wedding bouquets. They have a silky rose-like blossom that comes in a wide range of colors, from dark purple to yellow.
Xeranthemum

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Paper Daisy Which winter bloom do you see here?
Paper daisy
The most popular variant of the daisy, the paper daisy consists of perfectly layered petals of white, pink or orange, with a yellow center. It blooms until the first frost.
Amaryllis
Bleeding heart
Cardinal flower

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hardenbergia What's this winter flower's name?
Rose
Hardenbergia
A member of the pea family, the Hardenbergia is native to the Tasmanian region of Australia. It is also known there as the native lilac or waraburra.
Baby's breath
Violet

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Viburnum By what name does this flower go?
Anthurium
Baby's breath
Viburnum
Viburnums are evergreen and deciduous shrubs which bloom in clusters of small pink or white flowers. They also produce colorful berries.
Amaranthus

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