Belly flowers are low-growing plants most easily observed lying prostrate on one’s belly – hence the rather facetious name by which they are often known. There are other low-growing plants that are not included here, generally because they have more prominent flowers that can be seen from a more upright position.

The photos are organized alphabetically by family and then by scientific name. Click on a photo to go to the page covering that plant and its closest relatives.

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