Plants by botanic name

Below is a list of plant names beginning with the letter 'a', listed by scientific/botanical (Latin) name. Click a letter of the alphabet to see a list of plants with botanic / latin names beginning with that letter. Alternatively click here to see the plants listed alphabetically by common name.

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Table: Botanic names and their common name equivalent.
Botanic name Common name(s)
Abies nordmanniana Nordmann fir, caucasian fir
Abutilon Indian mallow
Abutilon megapotamicum Trailing abutilon
Abutilon x milleri Miller Abutilon
Abutilon x suntense (Indian mallow) Indian mallow
Acacia dealbata Mimosa
Acacia robusta Thorn tree
Acacia verticillata Prickly Moses
Acanthus mollis Bear's Breeches
Acanthus spinosus Bear's Breeches
Acer Maple
Acer 'Senkaki' Japanese maple
Acer campestre Field maple
Acer griseum Eastern maple, Paperbark maple, Paper-bark maple
Acer grosseri Snake-bark maple
Acer japonicum Full moon maple
Acer negundo Box elder
Acer palmatum Coral bark maple
Acer palmatum Japanese maple
Acer palmatum Japanese maple
Acer platanoides Norway maple
Acer platanoides Norway maple, Red maple, Soft maple
Acer pseudoplantanus Sycamore
Acer pseudoplantanus Variegated sycamore
Acer pseudoplatanus Maple
Acer rubrum Red maple
Acer saccharinum Green Mountain Sugar Maple
Acer saccharinum Sugar maple, Silver maple
Acer shirasawanum Full moon maple, Japanese maple
Achillea The Virgin's Lavender
Achillea filipendulina Fernleaf Yarrow
Achillea millefolium Yarrow, Common yarrow, arrowroot, bloodwort, milfoil, nosebleed, snake's grass, woundwort, devil's nettle
Achillea ptarmica Sneezewort
Achillea umbellata Yarrow
Aconitum Wolfsbane, Monkshood
Aconitum lycoctonum Wolfsbane
Aconitum napellus Monkshood, Aconite, Wolfsbane
Acorus calamus Flag Iris, Sweet flag
Acorus calamus Sweet flag, Variegated flag Iris, Flag Iris
Actinidia deliciosa Chinese gooseberry, kiwi fruit
Actinidia deliciosa Kiwi Fruit
Actinidia kolomikta Ornamental kiwi fruit, Variegated-leaf hardy kiwi
Adoxa moschatellina Moschatel, Mushroot
Aesculus hippocastanum Horse chestnut, conker tree
Aesculus indica Indian horse chestnut
Aesculus x carnea Red horse chestnut
Aesculus x carnea Red horse chestnut, California buckeye
Agapanthus africanus Agapanthus, African lily
Agapanthus africanus Agapanthus, African blue lily, African lily
Agapanthus praecox Blue lily, African lily, Lily of the Nile
Agaricus campestris Field mushroom
Agastache pallida x rugosa 'Globetrotter' Korean Mint
Agave americana Century plant, American aloe
Ageratum Ageratum
Ageratum Ageratum, Floss flower
Ageratum Floss flower, Ageratum
Agrimonia Agrimony
Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony
Agrostemma githago Corn cockle
Agrostis avenacea Pacific bent grass, Blown-grass, New Zealand wind grass
Agrostis canina Velvet Bent
Agrostis capillaris Common Bent
Agrostis castellana Highland Bent
Agrostis curtisii Bristle Bent
Agrostis gigantea Black Bent
Agrostis scabra Rough Bent
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bent
Agrostis vinealis Brown Bent
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven
Aira caryophyllea Silver hairgrass
Aira praecox Early hairgrass
Ajuga Bugle
Ajuga reptans Bugle
Akebia quinata Chocolate vine
Alcea ficifolia Antwerp hollyhock, Fig-leaved hollyhock, hollyhock
Alcea rosea Hollyhock
Alcea setosa Bristly hollyhock
Alchemilla Lady's mantle
Alchemilla alpina Alpine lady's mantle, Lady's mantle
Alchemilla mollis Lady's mantle
Alchemilla vulgaris Lady's mantle
Alisma gramineum Ribbon-leaved Water-plantain
Alisma lanceolatum Narrow-leaved Water-plantain
Alisma plantago-aquatica Common water plantain, water plantain
Allium Onion
Allium Onion, Ornamental onion
Allium ampeloprasum Elephant garlic
Allium ampeloprasum Leek
Allium ampeloprasum Leek
Allium ampeloprasum Leek
Allium ampeloprasum Leek, Colonna
Allium ampeloprasum Wild leek
Allium carinatum Keeled Garlic
Allium cepa Onion
Allium cepa Shallot
Allium cepa Spring onion
Allium cepa Tree onion
Allium cristophii Persian Onion, Star-of-Persia
Allium fistulosum Welsh onion, Japanese bunching onion
Allium hollandicum Ornamental onion
Allium moly Yellow garlic
Allium neapolitanum Neapolitan garlic
Allium nigrum Broad-leaved leek
Allium oleraceum Field garlic
Allium paradoxum Few-flowered garlic
Allium pendulinum Italian garlic
Allium porrum Leek
Allium porrum Leek
Allium roseum Rosy garlic
Allium sativum Garlic
Allium schoenoprasum Chives
Allium scorodoprasum Rocambole, Sand leek
Allium sphaerocephalon Chive
Allium sphaerocephalon Round-headed leek, Bristol onion
Allium subhirsutum Hairy garlic
Allium triquetrum Three-cornered Garlic
Allium unifolium American Garlic
Allium ursinum Wild garlic, Ransoms, wood garlic
Allium vineale Wild Onion
Alnus glutinosa Alder
Aloe Aloe vera, Barbados aloe
Aloe arborescens Dear-horn cactus
Aloe vera Aloe vera
Alopecurus aequalis Shortawn foxtail, Orange foxtail
Alopecurus borealis Alpine foxtail
Alopecurus bulbosus Bulbous foxtail
Alopecurus geniculatus Marsh foxtail
Alopecurus myosuroides Black grass, Slender meadow foxtail
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow foxtail
Aloysia citrodor Lemon verbena
Aloysia triphylla Lemon verbena
Alstroemeria Flower of the Incas
Alstroemeria Peruvian Lily
Alstroemeria Princess lilies
Alstroemeria aurea Peruvian Lily
Alstroemeria ligtu Peruvian Lily
Althaea officinalis Marshmallow
Althaea rosea Common Hollyhock
Alyogyne huegelii Lilac hibiscus
Alyssum Alyssum
Alyssum maritimum Alyssum, Sweet Alyssum
Alyssum maritimum Alyssum, Sweet Alyssum
Alyssum saxatile Alyssum
Alyssum saxatile Alyssum, Basket of gold
Amaranthus Amaranthus, Love-lies-bleeding, Tassel flower
Amaranthus caudatus Amaranthus, 'Love-lies-bleeding, Tassel flower
Amaryllis Amaryllis
Amaryllis belladonna Belladonna lily, amarillo, Jersey Lily
Amelanchier Serviceberry
Amelanchier lamarckii Snowy Mespilus, Serviceberry
Ammophila Marram grass
Ammophila arenaria European Marram Grass
Ammophila breviligulata American Marram
Amorphophallus titanum Titan arum, Corpse flower
Anacamptis pyramidalis Pyramidal Orchid
Anacyclus pyrethrum flattened Alexander's foot
Anemanthele lessoniana Pheasant's tail grass, Ornamental grass
Anemone blanda Anemone, Windflower
Anemone coronaria Anemone
Anemone multifida Anemone
Anemone nemerosa Windflower, Wood anemone, Anemone of Great Britain
Anemone x hybrida Anemone
Anemone x hybrida Anemone, Windflower
Anemone x hybrida Japanese anemone, Windflower
Angelica gigas Purple angelica, angelica
Anthemis Chamomile, Dog fennel
Anthoxanthum aristatum Annual vernalgrass
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet vernalgrass
Anthriscus cerefolium Chervil
Anthriscus sylvestris Cow parsley
Anthyllis vulneraria Kidney Vetch
Antirrhinum majus Snapdragon
Apera interrupta Dense silkybent
Apera spica-venti Loose silkybent
Apium graveolens Celeriac, Turnip-rooted celery
Apium graveolens Celery
Aponogeton distachyos Cape-pondweed
Aquilegia Columbine, Aquilegia
Aquilegia alpina Columbine
Aquilegia bertolonii Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha Columbine
Aquilegia fragrans Columbine
Aquilegia scopulorum Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris Aquilegia, Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine, Aquilegia
Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine, Granny's bonnet, Aquilegia
Aquilegia vulgaris Granny's bonnet, Columbine, Aquilegia
Arabis glabra Tower mustard
Arabis scabra Bristol rock-cress
Araucaria araucana Monkey puzzle tree, Chile pine
Arbutus Strawberry tree
Arbutus unedo Strawberry tree
Arbutus x andrachnoides Strawberry tree
Arctotis African daisy
Argyranthemum frutescens Marguerite, Paris daisy, Margauerite daisy
Arisarum proboscideuim Mouse tail plant
Aristea ecklonii Blue corn lily
Arlemesia vulgaris Mugwort
Armeria formosa Great thrift
Armeria juniperifolia Thrift
Armeria maritima Sea thrift
Armeria pseudarmeria 'Formosa' Great thrift
Armoracia Horseradish
Armoracia rusticana Horseradish
Aronia melanocarpa Chokeberry
Arrhenatherum elatius False oat grass
Artemisia Wormwood
Artemisia abrotanum Southernwood, Sagebrush
Artemisia absinthium Wormwood
Artemisia borealis Old lady
Artemisia dracunculus French tarragon
Artemisia ludoviciana Artemisia, Western mugwort
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' Western mugwort
Aruacaria araucana Monkey puzzle tree
Arum italicum Italian Lords and Ladies, Cuckoo Pint
Arum italicum Lords and Ladies, Cuckoo pint
Arum maculatum Lords and Ladies, Jack in the pulpit, Cuckoo Pint
Aruncus dioicus Goat's beard
Arundo donax Giant reed, Spanish reed
Asarum europaeum Wild ginger
Asclepias tuberosa Pleurisy root, Butterfly weed
Asparagus officinalis Asparagus
Asparagus officinalis Asparagus, Garden asparagus
Asperula odorata Sweet woodruff, Yew
Asperula tinctoria Dyers woodruff
Asphodelus albus White Asphodel
Asplenium Spleenwort
Asplenium scolopendrium Hart's-tongue fern
Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair spleenwort
Aster Aster
Aster Michaelmas daisy, Aster
Aster cordifolius Aster
Aster cordifolius Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster divaricatus Wood aster
Aster ericoides Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster lateriflorus Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster novae-angliae Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster novi-belgii Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster novi-belgii Michaelmas daisy, Aster
Aster x frikartii Michaelmas daisy, Aster
Astilbe Astilbe
Astrantia Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort
Astrantia major Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort
Astrantia maxima Masterwort
Athyrium filix-femina Lady fern
Athyrium niponicum Japanese painted fern
Atriplex halimus Grey sage brush
Atriplex hortensis Gold orache
Atriplex hortensis Red orache
Aubrieta Aubrieta, Aubrietia, Rock cress
Aubrieta Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia
Aubrieta deltoidea Aubrietia, Rock cress
Aucuba japonica Japanese spotted laurel
Aucuba japonica Variegated Japanese Laurel
Avena barbata Slender wild oat
Avena fatua Wild oat
Avena sativa Oat
Avena sterilis Winter Wild-oat
Avena strigosa Bristle Oat
Azalea Azalea
Azara microphylla Boxleaf Azara

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