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Names of flowers

Russian Federation

Names of flowers
Dear friends, I have a question concerning names of flowers and I´ll be very appreciated if you can help me.

Do we have to write names of flowers with a capital letter? I am reading a book of a British publisher and all the flowers there are capitalized even if they are in the middle of a sentence. But in Wikipedia these words are written with lower case letters. Are there any rules of writing the names of flowers?

Thanks in advance,

20 Mar 2014      


Hi Natalia,

the names of flowers don t need capital letters. The author of the book you ve read might have had his/her own intention to have used capital letters, either to underline their importance or because of his/her private attitude towards flowers or some other reason. 

Have a good day,


20 Mar 2014     

United States

In fact, the names of flowers should not be written with capital letters, since they are not proper nouns.

20 Mar 2014     

Russian Federation

Thank you very much, dear Alex and Bruce. 

20 Mar 2014