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This is a list of plants organized by their common names. However, the common names of plants often vary from region to region, which is why most plant encyclopedias refer to plants using their scientific names, in other words using binomials or "Latin" names.

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AngelTrumpet Mounts Asit
Angel trumpet (Brugmansia suaveolens)
  • AlmondPrunus amygdalus
  • Ambrosia
  • Amy root – Apocynum cannabinum
  • Angel trumpet – Brugmansia suaveolens
  • Apple – Malus domestica
  • ApricotPrunus armeniaca
  • Arfaj – Rhanterium epapposum
  • Arizona sycamore – Platanus wrighitii
  • Arrowwood – Cornus florida
  • Indian arrowwood – Cornus florida
  • Azolla – Azolla

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Bananavarieties
Fruits of four different banana cultivars
  • BambooBambuseae
  • Banana – mainly Musa × paradisica, but also other Musa species and hybrids
  • Baobab – Adansonia
  • Bay – Laurus spp. or Umbellularia spp.
  • Blue bindweed – Solanum dulcamara
  • Bird's nest – Daucus carota
  • Bird's nest plant – Daucus carota
  • Birch – Betula spp.
  • Bittercress – Barbarea vulgaris, Cardamine bulbosa, Cardamine hirsuta
  • Hairy bittercress – Cardamine hirsuta
  • Bittersweet – Solanum dulcamara
  • Trailing bittersweet – Solanum dulcamara
  • Hispid swamp blackberry – Rubus hispidus
  • Pennsylvania blackberry – Rubus pensilvanicus
  • Running swamp blackberry – Rubus hispidus
  • False box – Cornus florida
  • Boxelder – Acer negundo
  • Boxwood – Buxus, Cornus florida
  • False boxwood – Cornus florida
  • Brier
  • Sand brier – Solanum carolinense

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Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris)
  • Wild carrot – Daucus carota
  • Hare's colwort – Sonchus oleraceus
  • Coneflower
  • Cornel
  • Cornelian tree – Cornus florida
  • Corydalis – Corydalis spp.
  • Cotton plant – Gossypium
  • Creeping yellowcress – Rorippa sylvestris
  • Cress – (several genera)
  • American cress – Barbarea verna
  • Bank cress – Barbarea verna
  • Belle Isle cress – Barbarea verna
  • Bermuda cress – Barbarea verna
  • Bulbous cress – Cardamine bulbosa
  • Lamb's cress – Cardamine hirsuta
  • Land cress – Barbarea verna, Cardamine hirsuta
  • Scurvy cress – Barbarea verna
  • Spring cress – Cardamine bulbosa
  • Upland cress – Barbarea verna
  • Crowfoot – Cardamine concatenata
  • Crow's nest – Daucus carota
  • Crow's toes – Cardamine concatenata
  • CucumberCucumis sativus

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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
  • Daisy
  • Brown daisy – Rudbeckia hirta
  • Common daisy, daisy – Bellis perennis
  • Gloriosa daisy – Rudbeckia hirta
  • Poorland daisy – Rudbeckia hirta
  • Yellow daisy – Rudbeckia hirta
  • Yellow ox-eye daisy – Rudbeckia hirta
  • Deadnettle – Lamium spp.
  • Henbit deadnettle – Lamium amplexicaule
  • Red deadnettle – Lamium purpureum
  • Spotted deadnettle – Lamium maculatum
  • Devil's bite – Veratrum viride
  • Devil's darning needle – Clematis virginiana
  • Devil's nose – Clematis virginiana
  • Devil's plague – Daucus carota
  • Dewberry
  • Bristly dewberry – Rubus hispidus
  • Swamp dewberry – Rubus hispidus
  • Dindle – Sonchus arvensis
  • Dogwood – Cornus spp.
  • American dogwood – Cornus florida
  • Florida dogwood – Cornus florida
  • Flowering dogwood – Cornus florida
  • Japanese flowering dogwood – Cornus kousa
  • Kousa dogwood – Cornus kousa
  • Drumstick – Moringa oleifera
  • Duck retten – Veratrum viride
  • Duscle – Solanum nigrum
  • Durian – Durio zibethinus
  • Durian kura kura – Durio testudinarum
  • Durian munjit – Durio grandiflorus
  • Durian pulu – Durio kutejensis
  • Red durian – Durio dulcis

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Cattleya schroederae (34349388642)
Easter orchid (Cattleya schroederae)

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Fellenwort (Solanum dulcamara)
  • Fair-maid-of-France – Achillea ptarmica
  • Fairymoss Azolla caroliniana
  • Fellenwort – Solanum dulcamara
  • Felonwood – Solanum dulcamara
  • Felonwort – Solanum dulcamara
  • Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare
  • Ferns
  • Flax

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Golden chain (Laburnum)
  • Garlic mustard – Alliaria petiolata
  • Garlic root – Alliaria petiolata
  • Germander speedwell – Veronica chamaedrys
  • Gilliflower
  • Bristly groundberry – Rubus hispidus
  • Gutweed – Sonchus arvensis

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Helleborus orientalis, blossom
Hellebore (Helleborus orientalis)
  • Houseleek – Sempervivum tectorum

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Κισσός
Ivy (Hedera)
  • Indian hemp – various genera

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Fabaceae - Pueraria montana var. lobata
Kudzu (Pueraria montana)

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Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Laceflower – Daucus carota
  • Lace fern – Asparagus setaceus
  • Lady's smock – Cardamine pratensis
  • Lamb's foot – Plantago major
  • Latanier palm – Phoenicophorium
  • Laurel magnolia – Magnolia splendens
  • Lavender – Lavandula
  • Leek – Allium
  • LemonCitrus × limon
  • Leopard lily – Lilium catesbaei
  • Lily of the Nile – Agapanthus praecox
  • LettuceLactuca sativa
  • Lily leek – Allium moly
  • Lilac
  • Little sunflower – Helianthella
  • Lone fleabane – Erigeron cavernensis
  • Love vine – Clematis virginiana

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Petty morel (Solanum nigrum)
  • Mesquite – Prosopis
  • Petty morel – Solanum nigrum

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Epacris longiflora flowers
Native fuchsia (Epacris longiflora)
  • Bull nettle – Solanum carolinense
  • Carolina horse nettle – Solanum carolinense
  • Horse nettle – Solanum carolinense
  • Night-blooming cactus – Hylocereus
  • Nightshade
  • American nightshade – Phytolacca americana, Solanum americanum
  • Bitter nightshade – Solanum dulcamara
  • Black nightshade – Solanum nigrum, Solanum americanum
  • Climbing nightshade – Solanum dulcamara
  • Deadly nightshade – Solanum nigrum
  • Garden nightshade – Solanum nigrum
  • Trailing nightshade – Solanum dulcamara
  • Trailing violet nightshade – Solanum dulcamara
  • Woody nightshade – Solanum dulcamara

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Sweet orange (Citrus × sinensis)
  • Orange-[awr-inj,or-]

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Eschscholzia californica (2)
Golden poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • Bastard pellitory – Achillea ptarmica
  • European pellitory – Achillea ptarmica
  • Wild pellitory – Achillea ptarmica
  • Penny hedge – Alliaria petiolata
  • Pepper root – Cardamine concatenata
  • Petty spurge – Euphorbia peplus
  • Pigeon berry – Phytolacca americana
  • PinePinus
  • PineappleAnanas comosus
  • PistachioPistacia vera
  • Plane (European sycamore) – Platanus acerifolia
  • Plantain
  • Broadleaf plantain – Plantago major
  • Common plantain – Plantago major
  • Dooryard plantain – Plantago major
  • Greater plantain – Plantago major
  • Roundleaf plantain – Plantago major
  • Wayside plantain – Plantago major

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  • Queen Anne's lace – Daucus carota, Anthriscus sylvestris
  • Quercitron – Quercus velutina

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Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)
  • Radical weed – Solanum carolinense
  • Ragweed – Ambrosia
  • Ragwort – Senecio
  • Common ragwort – Senecio jacobaea
  • Hoary ragwort – Senecio erucifolius
  • Marsh ragwort – Senecio aquaticus
  • Oxford ragwort – Senecio squalidus
  • Silver ragwort – Senecio cineraria
  • Rantipole – Daucus carota
  • RapeseedBrassica napus
  • Raspberry – Rubus (Idaeobatus) spp.
  • Roadweed – Plantago major
  • Rocket – (several genera)
  • Rocketcress – Barbarea vulgaris
  • Rose – Rosa
  • RosemaryRosmarinus officinalis
  • RyeSecale cereale

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Snowdrop (Galanthus)
  • Speedwell
  • Corn speedwell – Veronica arvensis
  • Wall speedwell – Veronica arvensis

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Nicotiana glauca (8694803666)
Tobacco plant (Nicotiana glauca)
  • Tansy
  • Annual sow thistle – Sonchus oleraceus
  • California thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Canada thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Corn thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Corn sow thistle – Sonchus arvensis
  • Creeping thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Cursed thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Field sow thistle – Sonchus arvensis
  • Green thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Hard thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Hare's thistle – Sonchus oleraceus
  • Milk thistle – Sonchus oleraceus
  • Nodding thistle – Carduus nutans L.
  • Perennial thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Prickly thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Sharp-fringed sow Thistle – Sonchus asper
  • Small-flowered Thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Spiny sow thistle – Sonchus asper
  • Spiny-leaved sow Thistle – Sonchus asper
  • Swine thistle – Sonchus arvensis
  • Tree sow thistle – Sonchus arvensis
  • Way thistle – Cirsium arvense
  • Cutleaf toothwort – Cardamine concatenata
  • Purple-flowered Toothwort – Cardamine concatenata
  • Touch-me-not – Impatiens capensis, Impatiens pallida, Mimosa pudica, Cardamine hirsuta
  • Traveller's joy – Clematis virginiana
  • Tread-softly – Solanum carolinense
  • Tree tobacco – Nicotiana glauca
  • Trillium – Trillium spp.

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Voodoo lily (Dracunculus vulgaris)
  • Vanilla orchid – Vanilla
  • Varnish tree – Koelreuteria paniculata
  • Velvet bean – Mucuna pruriens
  • Viburnum – Viburnum
  • Violet – (several genera)
  • Violet bloom – Solanum dulcamara
  • Viper's grass – Scorzonera hispanica
  • Virgin's bower – Clematis virginiana
  • Virginia virgin's bower – Clematis virginiana
  • Voodoo lily – Dracunculus vulgaris

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Elephant creeper (Argyreia nervosa) - 20100808
Woolly morning glory (Argyreia nervosa)
  • Wintercress – Barbarea vulgaris
  • Early wintercress – Barbarea verna
  • Woodbine – Clematis virginiana
  • Woolly morning glory – Argyreia nervosa
  • Wormwood
  • Wound rocket – Barbarea vulgaris

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Yellow coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa)
  • Common yarrow – Achillea millefolium
  • Fernleaf yarrow – Achillea filipendulina
  • Sneezewort yarrow – Achillea ptarmica
  • Woolly yarrow – Achillea tomentosa

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Zebrawood (Brachystegia spiciformis)
  • Zebrawood – Brachystegia spiciformis
  • ZedoaryCurcuma zedoaria
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