Plants by botanic name

Below is a list of plant names beginning with the letter 'p', 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)
Paoenia Peony
Papaver Poppy
Papaver alpinum Alpine poppy, Poppy
Papaver nudicaule Poppy
Papaver orientale Oriental poppy
Papaver orientale Oriental poppy, Poppy
Papaver orientale syn. P. bracteatum Oriental poppy, Poppy
Papaver rhoeas Corn poppy, Common poppy, Poppy
Papaver rhoeas Shirley poppy, Poppy
Papaver somniferum Poppy
Papaver somniferum Poppy, Opium poppy
Paris polyphylla syn. Daiswa polyphylla Herb paris
Parodia formosa Cactus
Parrotia persica Persian Ironwood
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper
Parthenocissus tricuspidata Boston ivy
Passiflora Passion flower
Pastinaca sativa Parsnip
Paulownia tomentosa syn. P. imperialis Foxglove tree, Princess tree
Pelargonium Geranium
Pelargonium Ivy-leafed geranium, Geranium
Pelargonium Regal pelargonium, Geranium
Pennisetum glaucum Millet
Penstemon Penstemon
Pentaglottis sempervirens Green alkanet
Peony Peony
Pericallis x hybrida Florists' cineraria
Perilla frutescens var crispa Shiso, perilla
Perovskia Russian sage
Persicaria Knotweed
Persicaria Vietnamese coriander, Vietnamese mint
Persicaria amplexicaulis syn. Polygonum amplexicau Knotweed
Petroselinum crispum hortense Flat-leaf parsley
Petroselinum crispum var. crispum Parsley
Petunia Petunia
Petunia Petunia
Peucedanum palustre Milk parsley
Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid
Phaseolus coccineus Runner bean
Phaseolus coccineus Runner bean
Phaseolus vulgaris Dwarf runner bean, Runner bean
Philadelphus coronarius Mock orange
Phillyrea latifolia False privet, Hardy olive, green olive, Jasmine box
Phlox bifida Phlox
Phlox divaricata Blue phlox
Phoenix canariensis Canary date palm, Patio palm
Phormium New Zealand flax
Phyllostachys Bamboo
Phyllostachys Black-stemmed bamboo, Bamboo
Phyllostachys fish-pole bamboo, golden bamboo
Picea abies Norway spruce, Common spruce
Picea pungens Colorado spruce
Picris hieracioides Hawkweed Oxtongue, Hawkweed
Pieris japonica Pieris
Pilosella aurantiaca Fox and cubs
Pinus Austrian pine
Pinus Black pine
Pinus Corsican pine
Pinus Dwarf pine, Mountain pine, Swiss mountain pine
Pinus Pine
Pinus Umbrella pine, Stone pine
Pinus mugo Dwarf pine, Pine, Mountain pine, Swiss mountain pine
Pinus mugo Mountain pine
Pinus mugo Mountain pine, Dwarf pine
Pinus parviflora Japanese white pine
Pinus radiata Monterey pine
Pinus sylvestris Scots pine
Pistia stratiotes Water lettuce
Pisum sativum Pea
Plantago lanceolata English plantain, Ribwort plantain, ribleaf
Plectranthus amboinicus Broad-leaf thyme
Pleioblastus auricoma syn. P. viridistriatus, Arun Bamboo
Pleioblastus variegatus Variegated bamboo, Bamboo
Polygonatum multiflorum Solomon's seal
Polygonatum x hybridium Solomon's seal
Polygonum affine syn. Bistorta affine, Persicaria Knotweed
Polygonum laxiflorum Tasteless water-pepper
Polymonium caeruleum var. lacteum Jacob's ladder
Polypodium vulgare Polypody, Common polypody
Polystichum setiferum Fern
Pontederia cordata Pickerel weed
Portulaca oleracea Purslane, common purslane, pigweed, pursley
Potentilla erecta Tormentil
Primula Bog primula
Primula Candelabra primula, Primula
Primula Pagoda primrose
Primula Polyanthus
Primula Primula
Primula auricula Primula
Primula bulleyana Primula
Primula denticulata Drumstick Primula, Primula
Primula japonica Primula
Primula prolifera Primula
Primula scotica Scottish primrose
Primula secundiflora Primula
Primula sieboldii Japanese primula
Primula sieboldii Primula
Primula veris Cowslip
Primula vulgaris Primrose, Primula
Prunella vulgaris Self heal
Prunus Cherry
Prunus Cherry, Sweet cherry
Prunus Great white cherry
Prunus Sour cherry, Cheery, The cooking cherry
Prunus avium Cherry, Wild bird cherry, sweet cherry
Prunus avium Cherry, Wild bird cherry, sweet cherry, gean
Prunus domestica Plum
Prunus domestica Plum, Golden gage
Prunus domestica subsp. insititia Damson
Prunus domestica subsp. italica Greengage
Prunus insititia Damson
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese laurel
Prunus padus Bird cherry
Prunus pissardii Purple-leaved plum
Prunus serrula Paper bark cherry
Prunus speciosa Oshima cherry
Prunus spinosa Blackthorn, Sloe
Prunus subhirtella Cherry
Prunus x subhirtella Rosebud cherry
Prunus x yedoensis Cherry
Pteridium esculentum The tropical fern
Ptycosperma species Palm
pulmonaria Lungwort
Pulmonaria saccharata Lungwort
Pulsatilla vulgaris Pasque flower
Pyracantha Pyracantha
Pyrus communis Pear
Pyrus salicifolia Weeping pear, Willow-leaved pear

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