Plant names

This is a list of plants organized by their common names. The Plant List provides the Accepted Latin name for most species, with links to all Synonyms by which that species has been known. Around of names are unresolved indicating that the data sources included provided no evidence or view as to whether the name should be treated as accepted or not, or there were. Common Name , Scientific Name , Family Name , Type.

Ageratum, Ageratum houstonianum, Asteraceae, Annual. American Marigol Tagetes erecta, Asteraceae, Annual.

Annual Vinca, Catharanthus roseus, Apocynceae, Annual. Bacopa, Sutera cordata, Scrophulariaceae, Annual. Balloon Flower, Platycodon grandiflorus . The common names of plants will, presumably, always be with us in some form or other, because they are easier to relate to and roll off the tongue better than the corresponding scientific names of plants.

In an informal setting, who would be pedantic enough to prefer Cerastium tomentosum as a handle to . The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names. Include records froAPNI GCI IK.

All, Familial, Infrafamilial, Generic, Infrageneric, Specific . A – Z List of house plants provided at houseplantsexpert. Caring, propagation, descriptions and other information for each type. Types include foliage, flowering, succulents and cacti. Here are some names of flowers, herbs, trees and other plants that could be (or are) personal names. Aceae is Latin for a family or a group.

You use a scientific family name without adding the word family. Rosaceae thus means the Rose family. There are so many plant names to learn as it is, so why do we use Latin names too?

And exactly what are Latin plant names anyway? Scientific Latin plant names are used as a means of classifying or identifying specific plants. You might argue that we should just use the so-called common names of plants , since it would be much simpler, especially since few people can read or speak Latin.

Thus we could all agree that the name for red maple is Red Maple, this would be an English binomial system. Cultivar epithets must be words in a modern language, though . However, there are problems . Houttuynia cordata, Chameleon Plant , 1 892. Tetrapanax papyrifer, Chinese Rice Paper .

German Common names , genera, and English names. A Gardener-s Handbook of PLANT NAMES Their Meanings and Origins A. Smith Literally hundreds of thousands of plants have been given botanical names. Of this huge number very few have English names, and these have become established more by use than by anything else.

Sure, you can name a tree , categorize it, safely identify it. But that tree exists, living the fullness of its quiet life, even if in its long history no man ever stood before it and labeled it. It knows itself already and mysteriously encounters the sun each day, nameless. In California, many nurserymen, gardeners, .