The names of flowers can be strange, beautiful and in some cases hard to pronounce. Ranunculus, chrysanthemum, peony —many have their roots in Greek and Latin. Floral monikers are a popular choice for girls, with Lily and Violet among the top 40 girls names last year.
The etymology of flower names has survived and shifted over thousands of years. Many of the names reflect the visual architecture of the flower. For example, the name dandelion comes from the French dent de lion, which literally translates to ‘lion’s tooth.’
To find out the meaning and origins of 50 common flower names, take a look at this chart below, which was created by Kremp Florist.
[via Daily Infographic]