List of plants by common name


List of plants by common name

The common names of plants often vary from region to region, which is why most plant encyclopedias refer to plants using their scientific names: binomials, or "Latin" names.

Many plants have several common names, and many common names refer to several distinct plants. This list includes garden plants as well as weeds.

This is not a complete list. Most of the common names here so far are regional names in use in North America.


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  • Ambrosia
  • Ash - Fraxinus spp.

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  • Bay - Laurus spp. or Umbellularia spp.
  • Bay Laurel - Laurus nobilis (culinary)
  • California Bay - Umbellularia californica
  • Hispid Swamp Blackberry - Rubus hispidus
  • Pennsylvania Blackberry - Rubus pensilvanicus
  • Running Swamp Blackberry - Rubus hispidus
  • Brier

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  • Black Cherry - Prunus serotina
  • Cabinet Cherry - Prunus serotina
  • Rum Cherry - Prunus serotina
  • Whiskey Cherry - Prunus serotina
  • Wild Cherry - Prunus avium, Prunus serotina
  • Wild Black Cherry - Prunus serotina
  • Coneflower spp.
  • Cornel

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  • Daisy
  • Bristly Dewberry - Rubus hispidus
  • Swamp Dewberry - Rubus hispidus

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  • Bristly Groundberry - Rubus hispidus

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  • Harlequin

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  • Indian Hemp - various genera
  • Indian Hemp - Apocynum cannabinum
  • Indian Hemp - Cannabis indica
  • Kenaf Indian Hemp - Hibiscus cannabinus
  • White Indian Hemp - Asclepias incarnata

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  • Lilac

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  • Maple - Acer
  • Honey Mesquite - Prosopis glandulosa
  • Screwbean Mesquite - Prosopis pubescens

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  • Nightshade

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  • Onion
  • Orange

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  • Queen Anne's Lace - Daucus carota
  • Quercitron - Quercus velutina

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  • Eastern Redbud - Cercis canadensis
  • Western Redbud - Cercis occidentalis"
  • Judas-tree - Cercis siliquastrum

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  • Speedwell

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  • Tansy
  • Tea

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  • Violet - (several genera)

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Zinnia

sterculla lychnophora

See also

References


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