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This is a partial list of garden plants, plants that can be cultivated in the garden, listed alphabetically by genus.

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Beaucarnea pliabilis5
Beaucarnea pliabilis
  • Babiana
  • Baccharis
  • Backhousia
  • Backopa (water hyssop)
  • Baeckea
  • Ballota
  • Balsamorhiza (balsam root)
  • Bambusa (bamboo)
  • Banksia
  • Baptisia
  • Barbarea (Yellow rocket or winter cress)
  • Barkeria (an orchid genus)
  • Barleria
  • Bassia
  • Bauera
  • Bauhinia
  • Beaucarnea
  • Beaufortia
  • Beaumontia
  • Begonia
  • Belancanda
  • Bellevalia
  • Bellis (daisy)
  • Bellium
  • Berberidopsis
  • Berberis (barberry)
  • Berchemia
  • Bergenia
  • Bergerocactus
  • Berkheya
  • Berlandiera
  • Bertolonia
  • Beschorneria
  • Bessera
  • Beta (beet)
  • Betula (birch)
  • Biarum
  • Bidens
  • Bignonia
  • Billardiera
  • Billbergia
  • Bixa
  • Blandfordia
  • Blechnum (hard fern)
  • Bletilla (an orchid genus)
  • Bloomeria
  • Blossfeldia
  • Boenninghausenia
  • Bolax
  • Bolbitis
  • Bollea
  • Boltonia
  • Bolusanthus
  • Bomarea
  • Bombax
  • Bongardia
  • Borago
  • Borassus
  • Boronia
  • Bothriochloa
  • Bougainvillea
  • Bouteloua
  • Bouvardia
  • Bowenia
  • Bowiea
  • Brachychiton
  • Brachyglottis
  • Brachyscome
  • Brachysema
  • Brachystelma
  • Bracteantha
  • Brahea (Hesper palm)
  • Brassavola (an orchid genus)
  • Brassia (an orchid genus)
  • Brassica (mustard, cabbage)
  • Brassocattleya (hybrid orchids)
  • Brassolaeliocattleya (trigeneric hybrid orchids)
  • Breynia
  • Briggsia
  • Brimeura
  • Briza (quaking grass)
  • Brodiaea
  • Bromelia
  • Broughtonia
  • Broussonetia
  • Browallia
  • Brownea
  • Browningia
  • Bruckenthalia
  • Brugmansia
  • Brunfelsia
  • Brunnera
  • Brunsvigia
  • Buddleja
  • Buglossoides
  • Bulbine
  • Bulbinella
  • Bulbocodium
  • Bulbophyllum (an orchid genus)
  • Buphthalmum
  • Bupleurum
  • Burchardia
  • Burchellia
  • Bursera
  • Butea
  • Butia
  • Butomus
  • Buxus (boxwood)

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  • Ebracteola
  • Ecballium
  • Eccremocarpus
  • Echeveria
  • Echidnopsis
  • Echinacea (coneflower)
  • Echinocactus
  • Echinocereus
  • Echinops (globe thistle)
  • Echinopsis
  • Echium
  • Edgeworthia
  • Edithcolea
  • Edraianthus
  • Egeria
  • Ehretia
  • Eichhornia (water hyacinth)
  • Elaeagnus
  • Elaeis (oil palm)
  • Elaeocarpus
  • Elatostema
  • Eleocharis (spike rush)
  • Elettaria
  • Eleutherococcus
  • Elodea (pondweed)
  • Elsholtzia
  • Elymus (wild rye)
  • Embothrium
  • Emilia (tassel flower)
  • Emmenopterys
  • Encelia
  • Encephalartos (Kaffir bread)
  • Encyclia (an orchid genus)
  • Enkianthus
  • Ensete
  • Eomecon (snow poppy)
  • Epacris
  • Ephedra (ephedra)
  • Epidendrum (an orchid genus)
  • Epigaea
  • Epilobium
  • Epimedium (barrenwort)
  • Epipactis (helleborine, an orchid genus)
  • Epiphyllum (orchid cactus)
  • Episcia (flame violet)
  • Epithelantha
  • Equisetum (horsetail)
  • Eragrostis (love grass)
  • Eranthemum
  • Eranthis (winter aconite)
  • Ercilla
  • Eremophila (emu bush)
  • Eremurus
  • Erica (heath, heather)
  • Erigeron (fleabane)
  • Erinacea
  • Erinus
  • Eriobotrya
  • Eriogonum
  • Eriophorum (cotton grass)
  • Eriophyllum
  • Eriostemon (waxflower)
  • Eritrichium
  • Erodium
  • Eryngium (eryngo, sea holly)
  • Erysimum (wallflower)
  • Erythrina (coral tree)
  • Erythronium
  • Escallonia
  • Eschscholzia (California poppy)
  • Escobaria
  • Espostoa
  • Etlingera
  • Eucalyptus (Gum tree, ironbark)
  • Eucharis
  • Eucomis
  • Eucommia
  • Eucryphia
  • Eulophia (an orchid genus)
  • Euonymus
  • Eupatorium
  • Euphorbia (spurge)
  • Euptelea
  • Eurya
  • Euryale
  • Euryops
  • Eustoma
  • Evolvulus
  • Exacum
  • Exochorda

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  • Fabiana
  • Fagus (beech)
  • Fallopia
  • Farfugium
  • Fargesia
  • Fascicularia
  • Fatshederae (hybrid genus)
  • Fatsia
  • Faucaria
  • Felicia (blue daisy)
  • Fendlera
  • Fenestraria
  • Ferocactus
  • Ferraria
  • Ferula (giant fennel)
  • Festuca (fescue)
  • Fibigia
  • Ficus (fig)
  • Filipendula
  • Firmiana
  • Fittonia
  • Fitzroya
  • Fockea
  • Foeniculum (fennel)
  • Fontanesia
  • Forsythia
  • Fortunella (kumquat)
  • Fothergilla
  • Fouquieria

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  • Gagea
  • Gaillardia
  • Galanthus (snowdrop)
  • Galax
  • Galega
  • Galium (bedstraw)
  • Galtonia
  • Gardenia
  • Garrya
  • Gasteria
  • Gaultheria
  • Gaura
  • Gaylussacia (huckleberry)
  • Gazania
  • Geissorhiza
  • Gelsemium
  • Genista
  • Gentiana (gentian)
  • Gentianopsis
  • Geranium (cranesbill, not same as Pelargonium)
  • Gerbera
  • Gesneria
  • Geum (avens)
  • Gevuina
  • Gibbaeum
  • Gilia
  • Gillenia
  • Ginkgo
  • Gladiolus
  • Glaucidium
  • Glaucium
  • Gleditsia (honey locust)
  • Globba
  • Globularia (globe daisy)
  • Gloriosa
  • Glottiphyllum
  • Gloxinia
  • Glyceria
  • Glycyrrhiza
  • Gomphocarpus
  • Gomphrena
  • Goniolimon
  • Goodyera (jewel orchid)
  • Gordonia
  • Graptopetalum
  • Graptophyllum
  • Graptoveria (hybrid genus)
  • Grevillea
  • Grewia
  • Greyia
  • Grindelia
  • Griselina
  • Gunnera (dinosaur food)
  • Guzmania
  • Gymnocalycium
  • Gymnocarpium
  • Gymnocladus
  • Gynandriris
  • Gynura
  • Gypsophila

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  • Maackia
  • Macfadyena
  • Machaeranthera
  • Mackaya
  • Macleania
  • Macleaya
  • Maclura
  • Macropidia
  • Macrozamia
  • Magnolia
  • Mahonia
  • Maianthemum (May lily)
  • Maihuenia
  • Malcolmia
  • Malephora
  • Malope
  • Malpighia
  • Malus (apple, crabapple)
  • Malva (mallow)
  • Malvastrum
  • Malvaviscus
  • Mammillaria
  • Mandevilla
  • Mandragora (mandrake)
  • Manettia
  • Manglietia
  • Maranta
  • Margyricarpus
  • Marrubium (horehound)
  • Marsilea (pepperwort)
  • Masdevallia (an orchid genus)
  • Matteuccia
  • Matthiola (stock)
  • Maurandella
  • Maurandya
  • Maxillaria (an orchid genus)
  • Maytenus
  • Mazus
  • Meconopsis
  • Medicago (alfalfa)
  • Medinilla
  • Meehania
  • Megacodon
  • Megaskepasma
  • Melaleuca (paperbark)
  • Melasphaerula
  • Melastoma
  • Melia
  • Melianthus
  • Melica (melick)
  • Melicytus
  • Melinis
  • Meliosma
  • Melissa (balm)
  • Melittis (bastard balm)
  • Melocactus
  • Menispermum (moonseed)
  • Mentha (mint)
  • Mentzelia (starflower)
  • Menyanthes
  • Menziesia
  • Merendera
  • Merremia
  • Mertensia
  • Mespilus
  • Metasquoia (dawn redwood)
  • Metrosideros
  • Meum
  • Mexicoa
  • Michauxia
  • Michelia
  • Microbiota
  • Microcachrys
  • Microlepia
  • Micromeria
  • Mikania
  • Milium
  • Milla
  • Millettia
  • Miltonia (an orchid genus)
  • Miltoniopsis (pansy orchid)
  • Mimetes
  • Mimosa (mimosa, or sensitive plant)
  • Mimulus (monkey flower)
  • Mirabilis
  • Miscanthus
  • Mitchella (partridge berry)
  • Mitella
  • Mitraria
  • Molinia
  • Moltkia
  • Moluccella
  • Monadenium
  • Monanthes
  • Monarda (bee balm)
  • Monardella
  • Monstera
  • Moraea
  • Morina
  • Morisia
  • Morus (mulberry)
  • Mucuna
  • Muehlenbeckia
  • Mukdenia
  • Musa (banana, plantain)
  • Muscari (grape hyacinth)
  • Mussaenda
  • Mutisia
  • Myoporum
  • Myosotidium
  • Myosotis (forget-me-not)
  • Myrica
  • Myriophyllum (milfoil)
  • Myrrhis (sweet cicely)
  • Myrsine
  • Myrteola
  • Myrtillocactus
  • Myrtus (myrtle)

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Sparganium simplex hoffm ag1
Simplestem bur-reed (Sparganium erectum ssp. stoloniferumà)
  • Sparrmania
  • Spartina (cord grass)
  • Spartium (broom)
  • Spathiphyllum
  • Spathodea
  • Sphaeralcea
  • Spigelia
  • Spiraea (spirea)
  • Sprianthes (an orchid genus)
  • Sporobolus
  • Sprekelia
  • Stachys (betony)
  • Stachyurus
  • Stangeria
  • Stanhopea (an orchid genus)
  • Stapelia
  • Stapelianthus
  • Staphylea (bladdernut)
  • Stauntonia
  • Stenanthium
  • Stenocactus
  • Stenocarpus
  • Stenocereus
  • Stenomesson
  • Stenotaphron
  • Stenotus
  • Stephanandra
  • Stephanocereus
  • Stephanotis
  • Sternbergia
  • Stigmaphyllon
  • Stipa
  • Stokesia
  • Stomatium
  • Stratiotes
  • Strelitzia (bird of paradise (plant))
  • Streptocarpus (Cape primrose)
  • Streptosolen
  • Strobilanthes
  • Stromanthe
  • Strombocactus
  • Strongylodon
  • Stuartia
  • Stylidium
  • Stylophorum
  • Styphelia
  • Styrax
  • Succisa
  • Sulcorebutia
  • Sutera
  • Sutherlandia
  • Swainsona
  • Swainsonia
  • Syagrus
  • Sycoparrotia (hybrid genus)
  • Sycopsis
  • Symphoricarpos (snowberry)
  • Symphyandra
  • Symphytum (comfrey)
  • Symplocos
  • Synadenium
  • Syneilesis
  • Syngonium
  • Synnotia
  • Synthyris
  • Syringa (lilac)
  • Syzygium (rose apple)

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  • Tabebuia
  • Tabernaemontana
  • Tacca
  • Tagetes (Mexican or French marigold)
  • Talinum (fameflower)
  • Tamarix (tamarisk)
  • Tanacetum (tansy)
  • Tanakaea
  • Tanakea
  • Tapeinochilus
  • Taxodium (bald cypress)
  • Taxus (yew)
  • Tecoma (plant)
  • Tecomanthe
  • Tecomaria
  • Tecophilaea
  • Telekia
  • Telephium
  • Tellima
  • Telopea (waratah)
  • Templetonia
  • Terminalia (plant)
  • Ternstroemia
  • Tetracentron
  • Tetradium (bee tree)
  • Tetranema
  • Tetraneuris
  • Tetrapanax
  • Tetrastigma
  • Tetratheca
  • Teucrium
  • Thalia (plant)
  • Thalictrum
  • Thelesperma
  • Thelocactus
  • Thelypteris
  • Thermopsi
  • Thespesia
  • Thevetia
  • Thlaspi
  • Thrinax (thatch palm)
  • Thryptomene (heath myrtle)
  • Thuja (thuja, arborvitae)
  • Thujopsis (hiba)
  • Thunbergia
  • Thymophylla
  • Thymus (thyme)
  • Tiarella
  • Tibouchina
  • Tigridia
  • Tilia (linden)
  • Tillandsia (air plant, Spanish moss)
  • Tipuana
  • Titanopsis
  • Tithonia (Mexican sunflower)
  • Todea
  • Tolmiea
  • Tolpis
  • Toona
  • Torenia
  • Torreya (nutmeg yew)
  • Tovara
  • Townsendia
  • Trachelium
  • Trachelospermum
  • Trachycarpus (chusan palm)
  • Trachymene
  • Tradescantia (spiderwort)
  • Trapa (water caltrop)
  • Trichodiadema
  • Trichosanthes
  • Tricyrtis (toad lily)
  • Trientalis
  • Trifolium (clover)
  • Trillium
  • Tripetaleia
  • Tripterygium
  • Triteleia (triplet lily)
  • Tritonia
  • Trochodendron
  • Trollius (globeflower)
  • Tropaeolum (nasturtium)
  • Tsuga (hemlock)
  • Tsusiophyllum
  • Tuberaria
  • Tulbaghia
  • Tulipa (tulip)
  • Tweedia
  • Tylecodon
  • Typha (cattail)

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  • Wachendorfia
  • Wahlenbergia
  • Waldsteinia
  • Washingtonia
  • Watsonia
  • Weberocereus
  • Wedelia
  • Weigela
  • Weingartia
  • Weldenia
  • Welwitschia
  • Westringia
  • Widdringtonia
  • Wigandia
  • Wigginsia
  • Wikstroemia
  • Wilsonaria (hybrid orchid genus)
  • Wisteria
  • Wittrockia
  • Wolffia
  • Woodsia
  • Woodwardia (chain fern)
  • Worsleya
  • Wulfenia

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  • Xanthoceras
  • Xanthorhiza
  • Xanthosoma
  • Xeranthemum
  • Xerophyllum
  • Xylosma

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