Flowers in Spanish


Learning flower names in Spanish is not only a delightful way to expand your vocabulary but also a colorful journey into the cultural and natural richness of the Spanish language.

Some useful grammar: Remember that in Spanish, nouns have gender (masculine or feminine), and this influences the articles and adjectives used with them. This distinction significantly impacts the use of articles (like “the” or “a”) and adjectives (words that describe nouns). Let’s explore how this grammatical gender plays out in the enchanting realm of flower names. You can click here for more information about Gender and number agreement in Spanish or here for Adjectives in Spanish

  1. Masculine and Feminine Floral Nouns: In Spanish, flowers are assigned a gender—either masculine or feminine. For instance:
    • Masculine:El girasol” (The sunflower), “El tulipán” (The tulip).
    • Feminine:La rosa” (The rose), “La orquídea” (The orchid).
  2. Definite and Indefinite Articles: The gender of the flower dictates the choice of articles. For masculine flowers, you use “el” for “the” and “un” for “a/an.” For feminine flowers, it’s “la” for “the” and “una” for “a/an.” Examples:
    • El girasol es hermoso” (The sunflower is beautiful).
    • La rosa tiene espinas” (The rose has thorns).
    • Un tulipán rojo” (A red tulip).
    • Una orquídea exquisita” (An exquisite orchid).
  3. Adjectives Agree in Gender: Adjectives must match the gender of the flower they describe. If the flower is masculine, the adjective is in its masculine form, and vice versa for feminine flowers. Examples:
    • El girasol grande” (The big sunflower).
    • La rosa roja” (The red rose).
    • Un tulipán hermoso” (A beautiful tulip).
    • “Una orquídea delicada” (A delicate orchid).
  4. Plural Forms: When flowers are pluralized, the gender still influences the articles and adjectives. For masculine plural, use “los” for “the” and “unos” for “some,” while for feminine plural, it’s “las” for “the” and “unas” for “some.” Examples:
    • Los girasoles son altos” (The sunflowers are tall).
    • Las rosas blancas” (The white roses).
    • Unos tulipanes amarillos” (Some yellow tulips).
    • Unas orquídeas raras” (Some rare orchids).

Understanding grammatical gender is fundamental for constructing accurate and natural-sounding sentences in Spanish. As you explore the names of flowers, embrace the beauty of linguistic diversity and let your language skills bloom! ¡Buena suerte!

Here is a list of Flower names in English and Spanish:

acacia in Spanish

la acacia
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aconite in Spanish

el acónito
Image by jhenning_beauty_of_nature from Pixabay

almond flower in Spanish

la flor de almendro
Image by Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay

amapola -poppy in Spanish

la amapola
Image by CANDICE CANDICE from Pixabay

anemone in Spanish

la anémona
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apple blossom in Spanish

la flor de manzano
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azalea in Spanish

la azalea
Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

basil in Spanish

la albahaca
Image by Reginal from Pixabay

begonia in Spanish

la begonia
Image by Marjon Besteman from Pixabay

belladonna in Spanish

la belladona
Image by Beverly Buckley from Pixabay

bellflower in Spanish

la campánula
Image by Couleur from Pixabay

bindweed in Spanish

la correhuela
Image by Couleur from Pixabay

blueweed in Spanish

la viborera
Image by JA2020 from Pixabay

buttercups in Spanish

el ranúnculo
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay

calendula in Spanish

la caléndula
Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

carnation in Spanish

el clavel
Image by Tiffany Kay from Pixabay

catch-fly in Spanish

la carmelitilla
Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

centaury in Spanish

la centaura
Image by Corinne DECARPENTRIE from Pixabay

chrysanthemum in Spanish

el crisantemo
Image by Shirley Hirst from Pixabay

clematis in Spanish

la clemátide
Image by Sonja Kalee from Pixabay

columbine in Spanish

la aguileña
Image by Marc Miraille from Pixabay

cyclamen in Spanish

el pamporcino
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay

daffodil in Spanish

el narciso
Image by RÜŞTÜ BOZKUŞ from Pixabay

dahlia in Spanish

la dalia
Image by Here and now, from Pixabay