The following are the scientific names of plants I cover beginning with the letters "C" or "D." Click any of the links below to visit my full article that will give you detailed information about that particular species or cultivar.
You can tell a lot about a plant by studying its scientific or "botanical" name. I'll give you three examples from the entries below. What you can tell from the "x" in Caryopteris x clandonensis is that this bush is a hybrid. Meanwhile, even if you did not know that Colocasia esculenta (commonly called "taro") has an edible part, the specific epithet, esculenta would give you a clue (if you've studied your botanical Latin): it means "edible." Finally, the stolonifera in Cornus stolonifera is an indicator to the wise that this shrub spreads by underground runners (which fact may either persuade or dissuade you from growing it, depending on your landscaping goals).
If you don't see what you were looking for in the entries below, go to my Scientific Plant Names index.