Music The Best Bands Named After Flowers  

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List Rules Upvote the top bands with flowers or plants in their names.

Bands get their names from all sorts of different inspirations. Some go with animals as part of their name; others choose monikers that incorporate colors. These bands named after flowers clearly were inspired by the beauty of nature.

The best bands with flowers in their name have all sorts of different flower varieties in them. Without question, roses are quite popular with flower bands. Guns n’ Roses and The Stone Roses certainly prove that. But the humble daisy appears in several popular flower band names, including the country group SHeDAISY and Tripping Daisy, a psychedelic pop rock band. Other popular flowers used in bands’ names are lilies, snapdragons, bluebells, orchids, violets and daffodils. Of course, some of these bands named after a flower opted to be more general, so this list also includes Kara’s Flowers, Hothouse Flowers, and even Zuzu’s Petals.

Some popular bands decided to go the plant route in lieu of flowers. The Screaming Trees, Cactus, and the Kudzu Kings are all examples of bands with plants in their names. And yes, The Wallflowers are on this list, too.

Which of these bands named after plants and flowers is the best? You decide, with your votes.

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Stone Roses Jangle pop, Indie pop, Blues-rock

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The Wallflowers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Wallflowers Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Mike Williams Mendes added Bush Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Operation Ivy Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Mike Williams Mendes added Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Tiger Lillies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Tiger Lillies Dark cabaret

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Screaming Trees is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Screaming Trees Grunge, Neo-psychedelia, Stoner rock

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Tripping Daisy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Tripping Daisy Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Grunge

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SHeDaisy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
SHeDaisy Country pop, Country

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The Daisy Chain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Daisy Chain Garage rock, Rock music, Psychedelic rock

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Ultimate Spinach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
kosycat1 added Ultimate Spinach

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The Black Dahlia Murder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Black Dahlia Murder Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

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Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Mike Williams Mendes added Rose Royce Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Cactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Cactus Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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The Daffodils is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Daffodils Rock music, Indie rock

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Iris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Iris Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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Rose Tattoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Rose Tattoo Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Savage Garden Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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The Raspberries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Raspberries Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Flower Kings Progressive rock

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The Bluebells is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Bluebells Rock music, Pop music

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Kara’s Flowers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Kara’s Flowers Pop music, Rock music

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The Snapdragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Snapdragons Rock music, Indie rock

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Zuzu’s Petals is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Zuzu’s Petals Rock music

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Black Oak Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Black Oak Arkansas Rock music

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Orchid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Orchid Emo, Screamo, Grindcore

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Dandelion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Dandelion Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Spirea X is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Spirea X Shoegazing, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Hothouse Flowers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Hothouse Flowers Celtic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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The Tulips is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Tulips Rock music

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Wye Oak is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Wye Oak Nu gaze, Indie folk, Indie rock

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The Orchids is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Orchids Rock music

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Loquat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Loquat Pop music, Electronic music

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The Gardenias is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Gardenias Rock music, Pop music

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Kudzu Kings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Kudzu Kings Rock music, Roots rock, Jam music

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The Feverfew is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Feverfew Folk music, Indie music