Flowers; this is what most people around the globe prefer to give someone to express their gratitude or love. Therefore, it is important to learn different Spanish flower names while you learn Spanish. This article will focus on different types of flowers in Spanish. This information may be helpful to any international traveler who is planning on taking a trip to any Spanish-speaking region.
Maybe you’ll come across your favorite flower while reading.
Let’s get into it!
The sunflower is called girasol in Spanish. There are many different types of sunflowers grown. This includes the:
- Tall Sunflower – girasol alto
Examples include the Sunforest Mix (Sunforest Mezcla)
- Dwarf Sunflower – girasol enano
Examples include the Sundance Kid and the Little Becka (Sundance Kid y el pequeño Beckasunflower) respectively
- Colored Sunflower – girasol de colores
Examples include the Terracotta sunflower and the Earthwalker sunflower (Girasol terracota y girasol Earthwalker) respectively
- Mexican sunflower – Girasol mexicano
The Mexican sunflower appears on shrubs and its blooms look very similar to that of a daisy.
Sunflowers normally represent love, loyalty, and admiration. It is important to know that some of these Spanish flower names take after their origin.
POPPY FLOWER NAMES IN SPANISH
- The Spanish Poppy flower
Poppy in Spanish is Flor de Amapola or just Amapola. This is a fantastic perennial flower that thrives in the wildflower meadows all over the Spanish countryside.
Some people use them as a symbol of peace, sleep, and death so the next time someone hands you a poppy flower, you better make sure you guys are on the same page.
- Mexican poppy flower
Its Spanish name is Flor de amapola mexicana. It symbolizes sleep and peace too.
The dahlia flower is called dalia in Spanish. It is the national flower of Mexico. The dalia represents inner strength, elegance, creativity, and dignity.
LILIES FLOWER NAME IN SPANISH
Lilies name in Spanish is lirios.
- Water lilies
Tropical water lilies are one of the preferred flowers of Spanish gardeners. They are known as nenúfares in Spanish. They are normally pink in color.
- Calla Lilies
They are mostly white in color. Its Spanish name is lirios de cala. It is associated with purity and faith and rebirth in the Hispanic culture.
- Cannas Lilies
They are known as Lirios de canna in Spanish. They are very colorful and you can use them to brighten up a room/ place. Lirios de canna are typically pink, red, yellow, orange, or any combination of those colors. They also come in different sizes. Gardeners love them and many people use them for decorations.
As you continue to learn Spanish, you’ll get to know the other types of lilies in Spanish slowly.
- Spanish Bluebells
Bluebell in Spanish is jacinto de los bosques. It represents gratitude, everlasting love, humility and constancy. Despite the given name, Spanish Bluebells often grow in white or pink varieties.
- Virginia bluebells
They are also some of the prettiest spring flowers to grow in one’s garden due to their gorgeous light blue-purple color. You can hear of them by the name of Campanas azules de Virginia.
In Spanish, we refer to carnations as clavel.
- Red carnations
The red carnation is the national flower of Spain. It is called claveles rojos in the Spanish language. It grows mostly in southern Spain, where Flamenco was born, and it represents affection between individuals.
- Pink carnations
This type of Spanish flower represents a sign of gratitude or maternal love. Its Spanish name is clavel rosa. So the next time some hands you a pink carnation or a red carnation you’ll know what it means.
- White carnations
White carnation in Spanish is clavel blanco . The white carnations show both luck and purity.
- Yellow carnations
The Spanish name given to the yellow carnation is clavel Amarillo. It represents disappointment and rejection. You be asking yourself “why does it represent disappointment?” well we might need to go back in time and ask our ancestors that question.
So unless you have a very strong message that you need to send across, we do not recommend using a banquet of yellow carnations.
- Purple carnations
This type of carnation represents capriciousness. Its Spanish name is clavel morado.
ROSES FLOWER NAMES IN SPANISH
- Valencia red rose
Mostly grown in Valencia, Spain, it symbolizes everlasting love. It is known as the rosa roja de Valencia in Spanish. The roses are very striking and all it takes a single piece is to swoon a lady.
- Tea roses
The tea rose is rosas de té in Spanish. It is normally bright pink and can be used for decorations.
- Wild Prairie Rose
This rose is known as Rosa Salvaje in Spanish. This is a type of wild rose.
What’s your favorite flower/s? Have you known their Spanish flower names? For more Spanish lessons please visit our webpage and check out our plans for you! If in the future you happen to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, maybe you can ask them what your favorite flower means (if it has a Hispanic origin).
All the best as you continue to learn Spanish.
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