Scientific Names

Topics: Lamiaceae, Medicinal plants, Faboideae Pages: 16 (1988 words) Published: January 5, 2013
Ornamental Perennials
The following is a list of the common plant names cross referenced to the scientific name of plants. The list represents some of the most popular varieties of perennial plants. The scientific names of plants is based on taxonomy, the science of plant classification. Each name has two parts, the genus and the specie. This is referred to as the binomial (two names)system founded by Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist. Some species will have a third name, called the subspecies, variety, or form. You can think of taxonomy as the plant directory of all species. The plant kingdom has over 350,000 species, thus the necessity of an ordered classification system. * Adder’s Tongue – Erythronium

* Ageratum, Hardy – Conoclinium
* Alexander – Angelica atropurpurea
* Alkanet – Anchusa
* Allegheny Spurge – Pachysandra procumbens
* Alpine Violet – Cyclamen hederifolium
* Alumroot – Heuchera
* American Dream – Coreopsis rosea
* American Feverfew – Parthenium integrifolium
* American Pokeweed – Phytolocca a. ‘Melody’
* American Spikenard – Aralia racemosa
* Anchusa myosotidiflora – Brunnera macrophylla
* Anise Mint – Agastache
* Apache Plume – Fallugia paradoxa
* Apple Blossom Grass – Gaura
* Artic Willow – Salix arctica
* Arrow Broom – Genista sagittalis
* Avens – Geum
* Aztec Indian Berry – Duchesnea
* Baby White Swan – Echinacea ‘Cygnet White’
* Baby’s Breath – Gypsophila
* Bachelor Button – Centaurea
* Ball Cactus – Coryphantha vivipara
* Balloon Flower – Platycodon
* Baneberry – Actaea
* Barren Strawberry – Waldsteinia
* Basket of Gold – Aurinia
* Beardtongue – Penstemon
* Bear’s Breech – Acanthus
* Beautyberry – Callicarpa
* Bee Balm – Monarda
* Bellflower – Campanula
* Bellwort – Uvularia
* Betony – Stachys
* Big Ears – Stachys b. ‘Helene von Stein’
* Birch Double – Geranium h. ‘Plenum’
* Bird-foot Violet – Viola pedata
* Bird’s Foot Trefoil – Lotus corniculatus
* Birthwort – Aristolochia
* Bishop’s Weed – Aegopodium
* Bitter Root – Lewisia
* Blackberry Lily – Belamcanda
* Black Cohosh – Actaea
* Black-Eyed Susan – Rudbeckia
* Black Mondo Grass – Ophiopogon p. ‘Niger’
* Bladder Pod – Alyssoides
* Blanket Flower – Gaillardia
* Blazing Star – Liatris
* Bleeding Heart – Dicentra
* Bloodroot – Sanguinaria
* Bloody Crane’s Bill – Geranium sanguineum
* Blue Cohosh – Caulophyllum
* Blue Indigo – Baptisia australis
* Blue Mist Spirea – Caryopteris
* Blue Pickerel Plant – Pontederia cordata
* Bluebell – Mertensia
* Bluestar – Amsonia
* Boston Ivy – Parthenocissus tricuspidata
* Bouncing Bet – Saponaria officinalis
* Bowman’s Root – Gillenia
* Boxwood – Buxus Bright Star – Echinacea ‘Leuchstern’ * Broom – Genista
* Bugleweed – Ajuga
* Bugloss – Anchusa
* Burnet, Giant – Sanguisorba tenuifolia
* Bush Clover – Lespedeza
* Bush Morning-glory – Ipomoea leptophylla
* Bush Palmeto – Sabal minor
* Bush Pea – Thermopsis
* Butter Bur – Petasites japonicus
* Buttercup – Ranunculus
* Butterfly Bush – Buddleja, Clerodendron ugadensis
* Butterfly Milkweed – Asclepias
* Button Bush, Button Willow – Cephalanthus occidentalis * Button Snakeroot – Liatris p. ‘Eureka’
* California Fuchsia – Zauschneria garrettii
* Campion – Lychnis, Silene
* Canadian Milkvetch – Astragalus Canadensis
* Candylily – Pardancanda
* Candytuft – Iberis
* Canterbury Bells – Campanula
* Cardinal Flower – Lobelia
* Cardoon – Cynara
* Carnation – Dianthus
* Carolina Moonseed – Cocculus carolinus
* Carpenter Plant – Silphium perfoliatum
* Catchfly – Lychnis, Silene
* Catmint – Nepeta
* Celandine – Chelidonium, Stylophorum
* Chamomile – Matricaria recutita
* Chamomile, False – Chamaemelum
* Checkerbloom – Sidalcea...
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