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Scientific Names of Plants

Database of Scientific Names of Plants: An Alphabetical Listing


The binomial system that gives us the scientific names of plants may be frustrating at times (as when the powers that be change their minds as to what a plant should be called), but it still offers a clarity superior to what the common names provide. Below is the index to specimens I cover on this website, grouped by scientific name, in alphabetical sections. For example, if you're searching for information on Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus', scroll down to where you see "M-N" and click the link. You'll be brought to a page with links for scientific names of plants beginning with one of those letters:

Scientific Names of Plants

A-B From Acer... To Buxus
C-D From Callicarpa Dichotma... To Digitalis Purpurea
E-F From Euonymus Alata... To Fraxinus Americana
G-H From Galanthus Nivalis... To Hydrangea Quercifolia
I-J From Iberis Sempervirens... To Juniperus Squamata
K-L From Kalmia Latifolia... To Lychnis Chalcedonica
M-N From Magnolia... To Nipponanthemum
O-P From Ophiopogon... To Pulsatilla
Q-R From Quercus... To Rudbeckia
S-T From Salix... To Tulipa
U-Z From Ulmus... To Wisteria

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