Names 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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38 14
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

2
24 14
The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Blues-rock

3
15 8
The Wallflowers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

4
11 7
Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Mike Williams Mendes added Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

5
13 13
Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

6
9 10
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Mike Williams Mendes added Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Bloem De Ligny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Milko added

8
0 0
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Milko added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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0 0
Bloem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Milko added Bloem

10
0 0
Flowerhead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Milko added Rock music, Alternative rock

11
7 10
Tiger Lillies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Dark cabaret

12
9 13
Screaming Trees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Grunge, Neo-psychedelia, Stoner rock

13
7 11
SHeDaisy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Country pop, Country

14
7 11
Tripping Daisy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Grunge

15
6 10
The Raspberries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

16
6 10
The Daisy Chain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Daisy Chain Garage rock, Rock music, Psychedelic rock

17
1 4
Ultimate Spinach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
kosycat1 added

18
7 12
The Black Dahlia Murder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

19
7 12
Rose Tattoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
10 16
Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

21
6 11
The Daffodils is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Daffodils Rock music, Indie rock

22
8 14
Cactus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

23
4 9
Iris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

24
4 9
Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Mike Williams Mendes added Rhythm and blues, Soul music

25
5 11
The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Progressive rock

26
4 11
Dandelion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

27
6 14
The Bluebells is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Bluebells Rock music, Pop music

28
2 9
The Orchids is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Orchids Rock music

29
3 11
The Tulips is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Tulips Rock music

30
5 14
Kara’s Flowers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Kara’s Flowers Pop music, Rock music

31
4 13
The Snapdragons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Snapdragons Rock music, Indie rock

32
4 13
Zuzu’s Petals is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Zuzu’s Petals Rock music

33
3 12
Black Oak Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Rock music

34
3 12
Orchid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Emo, Screamo, Grindcore

35
3 13
Wye Oak is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Nu gaze, Indie folk, Indie rock

36
2 11
Spirea X is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Shoegazing, Alternative rock, Indie rock

37
3 14
Hothouse Flowers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Celtic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

38
1 11
Loquat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Loquat Pop music, Electronic music

39
1 11
The Gardenias is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Gardenias Rock music, Pop music

40
1 12
The Feverfew is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Feverfew Folk music, Indie music

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0 10
Kudzu Kings is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Kudzu Kings Rock music, Roots rock, Jam music