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)
Abutilon Indian mallow
Abutilon Miller Abutilon
Abutilon Triling Abutilon
Acacia dealbata Mimosa
Acacia robusta Thorn tree
Acanthus spinosus Bear's Breeches
Acer Maple
Acer 'Senkaki' syn. Acer palmatum 'Sango Kaku' Japanese maple
Acer brilliantissimum Maple
Acer campestre Field maple
Acer griseum Paper-bark maple
Acer japonicum Full moon maple
Acer negundo Box elder
Acer palmatum Japanese maple
Acer platanoides Norway maple
Acer platanoides f. Rubrum Norway maple, Red maple, Soft maple
Acer pseudoplantanus Sycamore
Acer rubrum Red maple
Acer shirasawanum Full moon maple, Japanese maple
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' syn. A. japonicum 'Aureum' Full moon maple, Japanese maple
Achillea millefolium Yarrow, Common yarrow, arrowroot, bloodwort, milfoil, nosebleed, snake's grass, woundwort, devil's nettle
Acorus calamus Flag Iris, Sweet flag
Acorus calamus Sweet flag
Acorus calamus Variegated flag iris
Acorus gramineus Ornamental grass
Actinida kolomikta Ornamental kiwi fruit, Variegated-leaf hardy kiwi
Aesculus hippocastanum Horse chestnut
Aesculus indica Indian horse chestnut
Agapanthus africanus Agapanthus, African lily
Agave americana Century plant, American aloe
Ageratum Ageratum, Floss flower
Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony
Agrostemma githago Corn cockle
Ajuga reptans Bugle
Akebia quinata Chocolate vine
Alcea ficifolia Fig-leaved hollyhock, Hollyhock
Alchemilla alpina Alpine lady's mantle, Lady's mantle
Alchemilla mollis Lady's mantle
Alisma plantago-aquatica Water plantain
Allium Onion
Allium Onion, Ornamental onion
Allium cepa Onion
Allium cepa Spring onion
Allium cepa Aggregatum Shallot
Allium cristophii Stars of Persia
Allium fistulosum Welsh onion, Japanese bunching onion
Allium hollandicum Onion, Ornamental onion
Allium sativum Garlic
Allium sphaerocephalon Bristol onion, Round-headed leek
Allium sphaerocephalon Chive
Allium ursinum Wild garlic, Ransoms, wood garlic
Aloe Aloe vera, Barbados aloe
Aloe Dear-horn cactus
Aloysia citrodor Lemon verbena
Alstroemeria Hybrids Peruvian Lilies
Althaea Marsh mallow
Alyssum maritimum syn. Lobularia maritima Alyssum, Sweet Alyssum
Alyssum saxatile compactum syn. Aurinia saxatilis Alyssum, Basket of gold
Amaranthus Amaranthus, Love-lies-bleeding, Tassel flower
Amaryllis Amaryllis
Amelanchier lamarckii Snowy Mespilus, Serviceberry
Anemone blanda Anemone, Windflower
Anemone multifida Anemone
Anemone nemerosa Windflower, Wood anemone, Anemone of Great Britain
Anemone x hybrida Anemone, Windflower
Anemone x hybrida Japanese anemone, Windflower
Anthemis Chamomile, Dog fennel
Anthriscus sylvestris Cow parsley
Antirrhinum majus Snapdragon
Apium graveolens var. dulce Celery
Apium graveolens var. rapaceum Celeriac, Turnip-rooted celery
Aquilegia Columbine, Aquilegia
Aquilegia alpina Columbine
Aquilegia bertolonii Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha Columbine
Aquilegia fragrans Columbine
Aquilegia scopulorum Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine, Granny's bonnet, Aquilegia
Aquilegia vulgaris Granny's bonnet, Columbine, Aquilegia
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata Columbine
Arabis glabra Tower mustard
Arabis scabra Bristol rock-cress
Araucaria araucana Monkey puzzle, Chile pine
Arbutus unedo Strawberry tree
Arctotis African daisy
Argyranthemum Marguerite, Paris daisy, Margauerite daisy
Armeria maritima Sea thrift
Armoracia rusticana, syn. Cochlearia armoracia Horseradish
Aronia melanocarpa Chokeberry
Artemisia Wormwood
Artemisia abrotanum Southernwood, Sagebrush
Artemisia absinthium Wormwood
Artemisia dracunculus var sativa French tarragon
Arum italicum Lords and Ladies, Cuckoo pint
Arum maculatum Lords and Ladies, Cuckoo pint
Asarum europaeum Wild ginger
Asparagus officinalis Asparagus
Asparagus officinalis Asparagus, Garden asparagus
Asplenium Spleenwort
Asplenium scolopendrium Hart's-tongue fern
Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair spleenwort
Aster 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 x frikartii Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Astilbe Astilbe
Astrantia Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort
Astrantia major Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort
Astrantia maxima Masterwort
Athyrium filix-femina Lady fern
Athyrium nippon var. pictum Japanese painted fern
Atriplex halimus Grey sage brush
Aubrieta Aubrieta, Aubrietia, Rock cress
Aubrieta Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia
Aucuba japonica Japanese spotted laurel

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