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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
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
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
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 Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock
5
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Milko added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock
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Screaming Trees is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Grunge, Neo-psychedelia, Stoner rock
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Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk
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Iris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal
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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Mike Williams Mendes added Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock
10
The Raspberries is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop
11
Supergrass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Tim Brown added Britpop, Alternative rock
12
Rose Tattoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
13
Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
14
Tiger Lillies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Dark cabaret
15
The Black Dahlia Murder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore
16
Tripping Daisy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Grunge
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The Daisy Chain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Daisy Chain Garage rock, Rock music, Psychedelic rock
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Flowerhead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Milko added Rock music, Alternative rock
19
Cactus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
20
Dandelion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock
21
The Bluebells is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Bluebells Rock music, Pop music
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Rose Royce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Mike Williams Mendes added Rhythm and blues, Soul music
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The Daffodils is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
The Daffodils Rock music, Indie rock
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The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Progressive rock
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SHeDaisy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Flowers
Country pop, Country