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Scientific Names of Plants - C-D

From Callicarpa Dichotma to Digitalis Purpurea

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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.

Scientific Names of Plants, C-D

Carex 'Spark Plug' Callicarpa dichotoma Campsis radicans
Carya ovata Caryopteris x clandonensis
Celastrus spp. Centaurea montana 'Amethyst Dream'
Cerastium tomentosum Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis' Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Gold Mops'
Chaenomeles speciosa Chionodoxa Chrysanthemum
Clematis 'Dr. Ruppel' Clematis 'Jackmanii' Clematis ternifolia
Colocasia esculenta Convallaria majalis Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Cornus spp. Cornus alba 'Elegantissima' Cornus alternifolia 'Wstackman' (Golden Shadows)
Cornus canadensis Cornus florida var. Rosea Cornus kousa 'Wolf Eyes'
Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea' Corylus avellana 'Contorta' Cotoneaster horizontalis
Crataegus phaenopyrum Crocus Cupressocyparis leylandii
Daphne x burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'
Delosperma cooperi Delphinium 'Black Knight' Dicentra cucullaria
Dicentra eximia
Dicentra spectabilis Digitalis purpurea
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