Scientific Names of Plants and Animals

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Scientific Name of Plants
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. •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’
Bloody Crane’s Bill – Geranium sanguineum
Blue Cohosh – Caulophyllum
Blue Indigo – Baptisia australis
Blue Mist Spirea – Caryopteris
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
Candylily – Pardancanda
Candytuft – Iberis
Chinese Lantern – Physalis
Chinese Yam – Dioscorea batatas
Chocolate Flower – Berlandiera
Chocolate Vine – Akebia
Coral Bells – Heuchera
Cowslip – Caltha
Daisy, Ox-Eye – Leucanthemum vulgare
Daisy, Shasta – Leucanthemum
Dame’s Rocket – Hesperis
Dwarf Golden – Linum
Dwarf Palmetto – Sabal minor
Dwarf Red – Helenium x ‘Rubinzwerg’
Edelweiss – Leontopdium
English Daisy – Bellis
European Elder – Sambucus

Evening Primrose – Oenothera
Evergreen Bittersweet – Euonymus f. ‘Vegeta’
Everlasting – Anaphalis
Faassen’s Catnip – Nepeta faassenii (x)
Fairy Candles – Actaea
Fairy Lily – Zephyranthes drummondii
False Dragonhead – Physostegia
False Indigo – Baptisia, Amorpha fruticosa, A. nana
False Lupine – Thermopsis
False Mallow – Sidalcea, Sphaeraicea
False Miterwort – Tiarella
False Salvia – Lamium m. ‘Chequers’
False Solomon’s Seal – Smilacena racemosa
False Strawberry – Duchesnea
Fern-leaf – Coreopsis verticillata
Feverfew – Tanacetum p. ‘Tetra White Wonder’
Fireball – Geum chiloense ‘Mrs. Bradshaw’
Firecracker – Penstemon
Fire Pink – Silene virginica
Five Finger – Potentilla
Five-leaf Aralia – Eleutherococcus
Flag – Iris
Flax – Linum
Fleabane – Erigeron
Fleece Flower – Fallopia
Fleur-De-Lis – Iris
Foamflower – Tiarella
Forget-Me-Not – Myosotis
Four-winged Saltbush – Atriplex canescens
Foxglove – Digitalis
Fraxinella – Dictamnus albus
Fremont’s Crowfoot – Clematis fremontii
French Honeysuckle – Hedysarum
Fringed Finger Poppy Mallow – Callirhoe digitata
Fringed Sage – Artemisia frigida
Funkia – Hosta
Garden Heliotrope – Valeriana officinalis
Garden Phlox – Phlox paniculata
Garden Sorrel – Rumex
Gas Plant – Dictamnus
Gayfeather – Liatris
Gentian – Gentiana
German Garlic – Allium senescens subsp. M.
German Statice – Goniolimon tataricum
Germander – Teucrium
Giant Flowered Salvia – Salvia pachyphylla
Gilia – Ipomopsis
Ginger – Asarum
Globeflower – Trollius
Globemallow – Sphaeralcea
Globe Thistle - Echinops
Gloriosa Daisy – Rudbeckia
Goatsbeard – Aruncus
Gold Crown – Hosta f. ‘Aureomarginata’
Gold Dust – Aurinia
Gold Net – Lonicera
Goldball – Geum chiloense ‘Lady Stratheden’
Golden Alexander – Zizia aurea
Golden Bells – Clematis tangutica
Golden Poppy – Stylophorum
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