A Lesson in Botany: 10 Different Flowers in Art

With Spring in full swing and Summer getting closer and closer, we’re taking in all the beautiful blooms the seasons have to offer.

In case you hadn’t noticed, quite a few UGallery artists love flowers too. Some of these talented artists enjoy creating their own still lifes and spending time outdoors painting their subject.

As an homage to these gorgeous buds, we put together a list of 10 different flowers in works by UGallery artists. You might recognize some of them — like the common but gorgeous rose — yet each artist put his or her own twist on even the most well-known flowers.

We’re no botanists but now we at least know the difference between a Viola and a Zinnia. Browse the pieces and tell us which is your favorite in the comments!

Peony

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Ina Shtukar, Peonies in a Vase

Fun fact: Apparently some peonies have lived to 100 years! (almanac.com)

Zinnia

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Ingrid Dohm, Bouquet of Zinnias 

Fun fact: Zinnias are especially good at attracting birds and butterflies. (organicgardening.com)

Gardenia

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Pandalana Williams, Gardenia Flower

Fun fact: Famous for their fragrance, gardenias are great to plant by your deck or window. (garden.org)

Orchid

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Darrin VanGorder, Orchid Reflection

Fun fact: Traditional Chinese medicine uses the orchid for beneficial purposes — to help with a cough and other lung ailments. (proflowers.com)

Lily

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Sumiyo Toribe, Fresh Pick No. 386

Fun fact: In ancient times, Greeks adored the lily and believed it came from the milk of Hera. (teleflora.com)

Calla Lilies 

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Pamela Blaies, Calla Lilies in White

Fun fact: The Calla Lily flower is associated with weddings and marriage. (teleflora.com

Rose

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Kathleen Finlay, White Roses 

Fun fact: The rose is seen as universal; it can grow in almost any country in the world. (myinterestingfacts.com)

Viola

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Vahe Yeremyan, Still Life Violas

Fun fact: In 2007, the Viola was named flower of the year by the National Gardening Bureau. (gardening.about.com)

Sunflower

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Mathew Lodge, Tuscany Sunflowers, Italy

Fun fact: Sunflowers can grow up to twelve feet tall. (organicgardening.about.com)

Crocus

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Hellenne Vermillion, First Warmth of Spring Crocus

Fun fact: In Latin, the word ‘crocus’ means 'saffron.’

(theflowerexpert.com)