We are so spoiled when it comes our biodiversity in Ireland. Our beautiful meadows and moors are dotted with colour, especially at this time of year. Irish wildflowers inspire poets, songwriters and many others, including those looking to name their daughters after something strong and beautiful. Here are 20 wild and wonderful girls names inspired by Irish wildflowers.
After the common poppy that blooms in a deep red.
After the American willowherb.
After the sea aster, also known as the star of the sea.
After the tiny yellow tansy.
After the Japanese rose, a small soft purple rose that grows wild in Ireland.
After the dog violet, a tiny deep purple wildflower.
After the little purple brooklime wildflower.
After the betony, a small pink 2-lipped wildflower that grows in woodlands.
After the red or strawberry clover.
After the seaside daisy.
After the purple heather plant that grows on heaths and moors.
After the common meadow buttercup.
After the meadow saffron.
After the evening primrose, a pretty yellow wildflower.
After the yellow iris.
After the corn marigold.
After the wood sage.
After the bluebell – so pretty!
After the ivy-leaved crowfoot, a small white bloom.
After the cherry laurel.