Flowers Starting with B


Flowers Start with B

BioExplorer team has put together a list of flowers that start with B to make things easier for you the next time you head out into your backyard to plant your first flower garden.

Flowers Starting with B

Here is a collection of all types of flower names starting with B.

Baby's Breath (Gypsophilia)

Baby’s Breath

Baby's Breath, also known as Gypsophilia, is a bushy, branching plant with small, delicate flowers on long, thin stems. It's native to Eastern and Central Europe. It belongs to the genus gypsophila and contains around 35 plants.
Blue Bachelor's Button Flower

Bachelor’s Button

Bachelor's button is quite large, reaching up to 35 inches, and can sometimes be seen adorning grassy alleys and medians. These flowers are usually blue, but you'll also see colors like pink, lavender, white, and even black.
Blue Balloon Flower

Balloon Flower

Commonly known as the blue balloon flower, Japanese snowdrop, Chinese snowdrop, Chinese bellflower, and Korean snowdrop, the Balloon Flower is a flowering perennial in the Campanulaceae family, including lobelia and wood hyacinth, and is the only member of the genus Platycodon.
Indian Balsam Flower


Balsam flowers were introduced to western Asia in the early 20th century. Balsam flowers continued to be popular during World War II. Even though impatiens are and remain popular, many horticulturists, both professionals, and amateurs are bringing these flowers back.
Actaea spicata baneberry


Baneberry flowers are ideal for cool, shady places; the Baneberry brings a vacation-inspired look to your backyard. Two (2) species of Baneberry are common in North America: Actaea rubra (Red Baneberry) and Actaea pachypoda (White Baneberry).
banksia flower


Banksia is a genus of about 100 species in the Proteaceae plant family and is native to Australia and South Africa. These popular garden plants and Australian wildflowers are easily recognized by their characteristic fruity "cones" and buds as well as flower spikes.
Barberry Flower


If you find a dicotyledonous plant with holly-like evergreen leaves and flower parts in multiples of three, it is possibly one of the Barberry family. Worldwide, there are approximately 570 species and 15 genera in the Barberry family.


Among the numerous Basil varieties, sweet basil or Ocimum basilicum is the most frequently grown. Whether purple, sweet, citrus-lemon, or spicy Thai Basil, Basil leaves contain essential oils responsible for their unique taste nuances.


Basket-of-Gold is nicknamed because of its beautiful yellow flowers. It is an evergreen perennial from the Brassicaceae family, native to Europe and Asia. This flowering plant is synonymous with the Alyssum saxatile plant and is among the most resilient flowering plants.

Bee Balm

Bee Balm is the ideal plant for pollinators. It is sometimes grown in medicinal and edible gardens for its ability to attract butterflies and bees. Native to North and South America, the Bee Balm played a vital role in indigenous ceremonies before the arrival of European settlers. Now it's a pretty cosmopolitan plant.


Begonia is a beautiful flowering plant that is steeped in exciting and rich history. They are fabulous to any backyard and will gladly grow in hanging baskets, flower beds, pots, and more. The Begonia plant belongs to a genus with about 1,300 species.

Bells of Ireland

Despite their namesake, these majestic bell-shaped greens are native to the Turkey, Syria, and Caucasus regions. They have a scent that many people cannot really describe. The thing about the Bells of Ireland is that they can get so tall.


Bergenia is a flowering plant belonging to a genus of around 10 species. This plant belongs to the family of Saxifragaceae. The flowers can range from dark purple to bright pink. The plants are 12 to 24 inches tall and are grouped into an inflorescence.

Big Flax

When people think of Big Flax, they generally do not think of it as a flower; they see it more as a seed. However, the Big Flaxseed has to emanate from something. Big Flax belongs to the Linaceae family, and there are around 200 species in the genus Linum.

Bighead Knapweed

Bighead Knapweed flower features a beautiful, showy yellow bloom, but make no mistake - the Bighead Knapweed is very invasive. It also features a large taproot that becomes more resilient with age. The leaves are lanceolate and 10 to 30 inches long with slightly pointed ends.

Billy Button

Billy buttons, a perennial herb native to New Zealand and Australia, have many names, including drumsticks, woolly heads, Billy balls, and Craspedia, all of which refer to the plant's original appearance. The genus belongs to the Asteraceae family and includes around 23 species.


Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) is a perennial herbaceous climber from Eurasia. This plant is found in most regions where it was accidentally introduced as a contaminant in horticultural and agricultural seeds.

Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise is also known as a crane flower because it looks like a graceful bird with a long neck. There are about 5 different species of this plant. Its brightly colored flowers and long stem look like a bird with a tuft of brightly colored flowers and a pointed beak on its head.


The Bittersweet plant is a staff vine and belongs to the genus Celastrus, which belongs to 30 species of shrubs and vines. These flowers are cultivated in America, Africa, Australia, and the eastern region of Asia.

Black Bryony

Black Bryony is a climbing plant that reaches around 2 to 4 meters in height. The flowers have a bell-shaped perimeter and are small, greenish-yellow in color, and regular. Bryony is a species in the yam family Dioscoreaceae.


Bouvardia is a genus of plants in the Rubiaceae family. It includes around 50 species of evergreen shrubs and herbs that are native to Central America and Mexico. The color ranges of the flowers vary depending on the species, and can be red, pink, yellow, or white.


Broomrape, commonly called Orobanche, is a genus of more than 200 species of herbaceous plants native to the temperate northern hemisphere. These plants are best known by their straw-yellow stems, which are completely free of chlorophyll and have blue, white, or yellow dragon-like flowers.


Browallia earns its common names sapphire flower and amethyst flower for its bright, star-shaped blue flowers that stand out like jewels against the bright green leaves of the plant. The oval, pale green leaves are up to 3-inches long. It produces bright blue, purple, or white flowers and thrives in shaded or partially shaded locations.


Bryonia dioica, commonly known as White Bryony and Black Bryony, also ladies' seal or English mandrake, is a perennial climber from Southern and Central Europe. White Bryony (Bryonia dioica) is a climber in the Cucurbitaceae (cucumber) family that develops multiple stems and forms greenish flowers in summer.


Ajuga reptans, commonly known as Bugleweed, are perennial, broad-leaved, evergreen to semi-evergreen herbaceous groundcover of the mint family (Lamiaceae). The genus includes around 40 species of plants. Spikes of small bluish-purple flowers appear in mid to late spring, protruding up to 10-inches above the foliage.


Burdock (Arctium minus) is the common name for one of the thistles that make up the Arctium genus in the Asteraceae plant family. It is characterized by spherical, usually pink or purple, buds surrounded by thorny bracts and rounded, burr-shaped fruits with many seeds.

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