Popular Flowers Name in Tamil and English with pictures

Here is a detailed list of the most popular flower names in Tamil to help you decide your favorite flower names in your native language! If you are a South Indian person, you must have had trouble finding a detailed guide that lists common flowers in Tamil. 

Popular Flowers Name in Tamil and English with pictures

SR.NoFlowers Name in EnglishFlowers Names in TamilScientific Name
1.LotusதாமரைNelumbo nucifera
2.Canna Lilyகன்னா லில்லிCanna
5.Arabian Jasmineஅரேபிய மல்லிகைJasminum sambac
6.Aak Crown Flowerஅக் கிரீடம் மலர்Calotropis gigantea
7.Coral Jasmineபவள மல்லிகைNyctanthes arbor-tristis
8.Butterfly peaபட்டாம்பூச்சி பட்டாணிClitoria ternatea
9.Purslaneபர்ஸ்லேன்Portulaca oleracea
10.Passionflowerபேஷன்ஃப்ளவர்Passiflora incarnata
12.Spider Lilyஸ்பைடர் லில்லிLycoris radiata
14.Rangoon Creeperரங்கூன் க்ரீப்பர்Combretum indicum
15.Lantanaலந்தானாLantana camara
16.Oleanderஒலியாண்டர்Nerium oleander
17.Periwinkleபெரிவிங்கிள்Catharanthus roseus
19.Crepe Jasmineக்ரீப் ஜாஸ்மின்Tabernaemontana divaricata
22.Blue Sageநீல முனிவர்Salvia azurea
23.Blue Morning Gloryநீல காலை மகிமைIpomoea tricolor
24.Indrayanஇந்திரன்Citrullus colocynthis


Nelumbo nucifera, also known as sacred lotus, Lakshmi lotus, Indian lotus or simply lotus, is one of two extant aquatic plants in the family Nelumbonaceae, sometimes colloquially known as water lilies, although it refers mostly to members of the Nymphiaceae.

Lotus plants are adapted to grow in the flood plains of slow moving rivers and deltas. Every year millions of seeds on the lotus stem are deposited on the bottom of the pond. Although some germinate immediately and most are eaten by wildlife, the remaining seeds can remain dormant for a long time as the pond settles and dries out during flooding, dissolving the sediment containing these seeds, of the dormant seeds Watered again and a new colony of lotus flowers begins to form.

Canna Lily

Canna or canna lily is the only genus of flowering plants in the family Cannaceae, which includes 10 species. Cannas are not true lilies, but in the 2003 APG II system they were assigned to the order Zingiberales within the monofamily Clade Commelinids, along with their closest relatives, ginger, corm, banana, arrowhead, heliconia and bird of paradise All were also included.

The plants have large leaves, so gardeners have developed select forms as large flowering garden plants. Bamboo is also used in agriculture for human and animal nutrition.


The rose is a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa that belongs to or blooms with the family Rosaceae. There are over three hundred species and tens of thousands of species. [citation needed] This is a group of plants that can be erect, climbing or creeping shrubs, their stems often armed with sharp spines.

Its flowers vary in size and shape, are generally large and showy, and colors range from white to yellow to red.


Plumeria, commonly known as Frangipani, is a genus of flowering plants in the Rauvolphioideae subfamily of the family Apocynaceae. Most species are deciduous shrubs or small trees. The species is found in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, as far south as Brazil and as far north as Florida (USA), but in warmer regions it is sometimes grown as a global ornamental

Common names for plants in the genus vary greatly by region, variety and specialty, but frangipani or variations on it are most common especially in gardening circles Plumeria is also used as a common name.

Arabian Jasmine

Arabic Jasmine flower is also found in Tamil Nadu and other states of India. It is cultivated in many places, especially in South and Southeast Asia. Naturalized in many scattered places.

Jasmine sambac is a small shrub or vine that reaches a height of 0.5 to 3 meters (1.6 to 9.8 feet). It is densely planted with attractive and spectacular flowers. The flowers can be used as a fragrance in perfume and jasmine tea. It is very popular in India and Pakistan and is known as Mogra. It is the national flower of the Philippines, where it is known as sampaguita,  and one of the three national flowers of Indonesia, where it is known as milati putih.

Aak Crown Flower

Calotropis gigantea is the crown flower of Calotropis species native to Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, Pakistan and Nepal.

It is a large shrub that reaches a height of 4 meters (13 feet). Clusters of white or waxy lavender flowers. Each flower has five pointed petals and a small “crown” extending from the center that holds the stamens.

In Calotropis the implant is arched, that is, in Bull, the sepals or petals touch only the margin, without intervening. The leaves of this plant are light green oval with a milky stem. Calotropis gigantea latex contains cardiac glycosides, fatty acids and calcium oxalate. The root also contains calotroponin.

Coral Jasmine

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, also known as night flower jasmine or paregate, is a genus of Nyctanthes native to southern and southeastern Asia.

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is a small shrub or tree up to 10 m (33 ft) tall with slippery gray bark. The leaves are opposite, simple, 6 to 12 cm (2.4 to 4.7 in) long and 2 to 6.5 cm wide.

Flowers fragrant, five- or eight-petalled white corollas with reddish-orange centres; They are born in clusters of two to seven, with individual flowers opening at dusk and closing at dawn. Fruit bilobed, flat, brown, heart-shaped, up to 2 cm long.

Butterfly pea

Clitoria ternacea, commonly known as Asian pigeon, blue pea, blue pea, butterfly pea, Cordovan pea or Darwin pea, is a plant species in the Fabaceae family.

In India, it is worshiped as a sacred flower and used in daily worship. The flowers of this vine are supposed to be shaped like human female reproductive organs, hence the Latin name ” Clitoria” for the genus. The specific name is believed to originate from the Ternet Islands in Indonesia, where the Linnaeus specimens originated.


Scientifically known as Portulaca oleracea, it is also known as hogweed, giant hogweed, biggrass and possum.

This succulent plant is 93% water. It has a red stem and small green leaves. It has a tart or slightly salty flavor, like spinach and watercress. Like spinach and lettuce, it can be used in salads or sandwiches. Purslane grows in many parts of the world, in a variety of environments.


Passiflora, also known as passion flowers or passion wine, is a genus of about 550 species of flowering plants, in the family Passifloraceae.

Usually tendrils become vines, some shrubs or trees. It can be woody or herbal. Passion flowers produce regular, often showy flowers with distinctive crowns. Flowers pentagonal, ripe, many-seeded, unripe fruit.


Certain types of trees and shrubs produce a resinous, balsamic secretion. Gilead condemns the biblical name Blame.

Balsam is a solution of plant-specific resins in a plant-specific solvent. These resins may contain resinous acids, esters, or alcohols. The discharge is a very viscous liquid during motion and usually contains crystallized resin particles. Over time and as a result of other effects, soluble components are depleted by secretion or chemically converted to solid.

Spider Lily

Spider lily is a generic name for several different plant species within the family Amaryllidaceae in the following genera.

The genus Crinum of about 180 species of perennial plants in the family Amaryllidaceae found in streams and lakes in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world, including South Africa.


Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental shrubs, shrubs and trees in the family Nyctaginaceae. It is native to eastern South America, Brazil, western Peru and southern Argentina.

Various authors recognize from 4 to 22 species in this genus. The inflorescence consists of large, colorful flower-like flowers enclosing three single waxy flowers that are increasing in popularity as an ornamental plant

Rangoon Creeper

Combretum indicum, also known as Rangoon vine, is a red-flowered cluster vine native to tropical Asia.

The Rangoon vine is a woody vine that can grow between 2.5 meters and 8 meters. The leaves are oval in shape, with a pointed top and a rounded base.

They grow from 7 to 15 cm and are arranged in opposite directions. The flowers are fragrant, tubular, and vary in color from white to pink and red. The fruit is 30-35 mm long and ovate in shape with five main wings. The fruit has an almond flavor when ripe.


Lantana is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Verbenaceae. They are natives of the Americas and the tropics of Africa, but occur as a race which has originated in many localities, especially in the Australian Pacific region, in southern and northeastern India.

This species includes herbaceous plants and shrubs 0.5 to 2 m (1.6 to 6.6 ft) in height. Their common name is shrub verbena or lantana. The generic name has its origins in Late Latin, where it refers to the unrelated Viburnum lantana.

Lantana’s fragrant flower clusters (called umbels) are a mixture of red, orange and yellow or blue and white flowers. When new species are bred, other colors are present. The flowers usually change color as they mature and become di- or tri-colored.


Nerium oleander, more commonly known as oleander or nerium, is a shrub or small tree that grows as a natural ornamental plant in temperate and subtropical regions throughout the world and is the only species currently a subfamily of the Apocynoideae is classified in the genus Nerium The family is known as Apocynaceae. It is so extensively cultivated that its exact region of origin has not been specified, although it is generally associated with the Mediterranean basin

Nerium is 2 to 6 m (7 to 20 ft) tall. It is usually grown as a natural shrub, but can be grown as a tree with a single short trunk. It tolerates drought and flooding, but does not freeze for long periods of time. The five-petalled white, pink and red flowers grow in clusters throughout the year, peaking in summer. The fruit has a pair of long, narrow tubes that rupture at maturity, releasing many loose seeds.


Periwinkle is a colour in the blue and purple family. It derives its name from the small periwinkle or myrtle (Vinca minor), which also has flowers of the same colour. Periwinkle colour coordinates.


Most marigolds prefer to be in full sun, but they do tolerate some shade. Some afternoon shade is useful during extreme heat. T.S. Erecta cultivars should be planted in areas that are protected from strong winds and damaging rains.

Calendula’s main medicinal use is for all kinds of skin conditions, including bruises, ulcers, and varicose veins. It can also treat minor skin wounds and infections. Calendula ointment heals eczema and sunburn ulcers.

Crepe Jasmine

Crape Jasmine is a beautiful shrub that deserves more use. The abundant flowers are pinwheel-shaped, giving the plant another common name: fan flowers. For the gardener interested in creating the perfect night garden, the crepe jasmine does it all year round with twinkling white flowers in the moonlight.


Unique in their ability to provide energy in the form of food and life force, the reflective properties of the sun and the energy they provide from their warmth and light are known as “happy” flowers, making it someone’s day is the perfect gift to brighten up.


Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mummies or chrysanthemums are flowering plants in the chrysanthemum genus of the Asteraceae family. They are native to eastern Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species are native to East Asia, with the center of diversity in China. There are a number of garden varieties and types.

Blue Sage

In the southwestern foothills of North America, blue salvia opens its bright blue flowers after rain. Perhaps the best-known species is the Brazilian annual red garden sage (S.

Blue Morning Glory

A very popular variety of Morning Glory, Ipomoea Triangle ‘Heavenly Blue’ is a beautiful annual vine with large heart-shaped leaves and vibrant blue trumpet-shaped flowers. The flowers are 8 to 12 cm high and open in the morning to reveal a white and yellow throat. (8-13 cm), closes at noon, hence its common name.

Morning Glory has new flowers every day and blooms from early summer to early fall. A merciless fence is precious for their rapidly growing climbing habits, perfect for hiding, wall climbing or climbing from a pergola trellis, giving them room to grow and watch them take off!


Indrayan is a 5-20 m tall climber. It consists of a sturdy plank of wood with serpentine branches. The tendon is divided into 2-3 parts. Leaves 6 to 12 cm in diameter are heart-shaped but with 3 to 5 lobes in the palm.

Leaf margins serrated. Flowers appear singly or in clusters of 5 to 10, in the leaf axils. Inflorescence tubular, 3-4 cm long. Flowers 4-5 cm long, white, 5 wedge-shaped petals with wavy edges. Fruit globose, 4 to 5 cm in diameter, red when mature, bound with ten orange ribbons. Flowering: May – April.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Tamil word for araliya flower?

Indigo plant

What is Kanakambaram called in english?

Known as ‘Kankambaram’ in Malayalam, the tropical cracker or flame flower is famous for its beauty and colour. Its scientific name is Crosandra infundibuliformis. These cracker flowers are used as head coverings in the southern Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

What is sevanthi flower called in english?

Shevanti flowers, also known as chrysanthemums in English, are a widely cultivated flower that has been second only to roses in terms of attractiveness.

What is the lucky flower?

Peonies; With its full, delicate and bountiful flowers, it is no surprise that peonies symbolize luck, prosperity, love and good fortune.

What flower has 12 petals?

The Houseleek is the only member of the stonecrop family with 12 petals; Most stone plants have 5. If the petals are deeply divided, more than half, twice as many petals as flowers are visible


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