Common plant names.

Below is a list of plant names beginning with the letter 'S', listed by common name. Click a letter of the alphabet to see a list of plants with common names beginning with that letter. Alternatively click here to see the plants listed alphabetically by botanic name.

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Table: List of common names of plants along with their botanic/latin name equivalent.
Common name Botanic name
Sabra spike sage Salvia confertiflora
Safflower Carthamus tinctoria
Sage Salvia
Sage Salvia microphylla
Sage Salvia jamensis 'Hot Lips'
Sage, common sage Salvia officinalis
Sainfoin Onobrychis viciifolia
Salad burnet, Pimpinella Sanguisorba minor
Salad rocket, Rocket, garden rocket, arugula Eruca sativa
Salad rocket Eruca vesicaria
Saltmarsh Flat-sedge Blysmus rufus
Saltmarsh rush Juncus gerardii
Salvia Salvia x superba
Sand Cat's tail Phleum arenarium
Sand couch Elytrigia juncea
Sand crocus Romulea columnae
Sand sedge Carex arenaria
Santa Cruz Water Lily Victoria cruziana
Sapphire sage, Sage, Hummingbird sage, Anise scented sage Salvia guaranitica
Sargent's cherry Prunus x schmittii
Scabious Scabiosa atropurpurea
Scabious Scabiosa caucasica
Scandinavian Small-reed Calamagrostis purpurea
Scorched alpine sedge Carex atrofusca
Scotch rose, Burnet rose" Rosa pimpinellifolia
Scots pine Pinus sylvestris
Scottish asphodel Tofieldia pusilla
Scottish primrose Primula scotica
Scottish Small-reed Calamagrostis scotica
Sea arrowgrass Triglochin maritimum
Sea barley Hordeum marinum
Sea beet Beta vulgaris
Sea Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides
Sea Club-rush Bolboschoenus maritimus
Sea couch Elytrigia atherica
Sea Fern-grass Catapodium marinum
Sea holly Eryngium agavifolium
Sea holly Eryngium bourgatii
Sea holly Eryngium giganteum
Sea kale Crambe maritima
Sea rush Juncus maritimus
Sea thrift Armeria maritima
Sea Urchin Cactus, Desert cactus Echinopsis
Sea Urchin Cactus Echinopsis scopulicola
Sedge Carex flagellifera
Sedge Cyperus alternifolius
Sedge Kobresia
Sedges Carex
Self heal Prunella
Self heal Prunella vulgaris
Sensitive fern Onoclea sensibilis
Serviceberry Amelanchier
Sessie oak Quercus petraea
Sessile English oak Quercus x rosacea
Shaggy inkcap Coprinus comatus
Shallot Allium cepa
Sharp club rush Schoenoplectus pungens
Sharp flowered rush Juncus acutiflorus
Sharp rush Juncus acutus
Sharp-leaved pondweed Potamogeton acutifolius
Shasta daisy Leucanthemum x superbum
Sheathed sedge Carex vaginata
Sheep's fescue Festuca ovina
Sheeps bit scabious Jasione montana
Shetland mouseear Cerastium nigrescens
Shetland pondweed Potamogeton rutilus
Shining pondweed Potamogeton lucens
Shiso, perilla Perilla frutescens
Shortawn foxtail, Orange foxtail Alopecurus aequalis
Shrubby honeysuckle, Honeysuckle Lonicera fragrantissima
Shrubby horehound Ballota acetabulosa
Shrubby ragwort Brachyglottis
Siberian dogwood Cornus alba 'Sibirica Variegata'
Siberian larkspur Delphinium
Siberian squill Scilla siberica
Sieber's crocus Crocus sieberi
Silk tassel bush Garrya elliptica
Silver birch Betula pendula
Silver hairgrass Aira caryophyllea
Silver maple Acer saccharinum
Silver sage Salvia argentea
Silver thyme, Thyme Thymus vulgaris
Sily wisteria Wisteria brachybotrys
Sitka spruce Picea sitchensis
Skullcap Scutellaria lateriflora
Slender club rush Isolepis cernua
Slender cock's foot Dactylis polygama
Slender cottongrass Eriophorum gracile
Slender naiad Najas flexilis
Slender rush Juncus tenuis
Slender sedge Carex lasiocarpa
Slender soft brome Bromus lepidus
Slender spike rush Eleocharis uniglumis
Slender tufted sedge Carex acuta
Slender wild oat Avena barbata
Slender-leaved pondweed Potamogeton filiformis
Small cord grass Spartina maritima
Small lovegrass Eragrostis minor
Small pondweed Potamogeton berchtoldii
Small scabious Scabiosa columbaria
Small sweet-grass, waxy mannagrass Glyceria declinata
Small-flowered gladiolus Gladiolus
Small-flowered gladiolus Gladiolus x colvillei
Small-leaved lime Tilia cordata
Small-white orchid Pseudorchis albida
Smaller Cat's tail Phleum bertolonii
Smilo grass Oryzopsis miliacea
Smith's brome Bromus pseudosecalinus
Smoke bush Cotinus coggygria
Smooth brome Bromus racemosus
Smooth cord grass Spartina alterniflora
Smooth finger grass, small crabgrass Digitaria ischaemum
Smooth meadow grass Poa pratensis
Smooth-leaved elm Ulmus minor
Smooth-stalked sedge Carex laevigata
Snake's head fritillary, Snake's head lily, Spotted head fritillary Fritillaria meleagris
Snake's-head iris Hermodactylus tuberosus
Snake-bark maple Acer grosseri
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus
Sneezeweed Helenium
Sneezeweed, Helen's Flower Helenium
Sneezewort Achillea ptarmica
Snow in summer Cerastium tomentosum
Snowdon lily Lloydia serotina
Snowdrop, Snow piercers Galanthus
Snowdrop Galanthus nivalis
Snowdrop tree Halesia moticola
Snowdrop, Common snowdrop, Snow piercers Galanthus nivalis
Snowy Mespilus, Serviceberry Amelanchier lamarckii
Snowy wood rush Luzula nivea
Soapwort Saponaria officinalis
Soft rush Juncus effusus
Soft-leaved sedge Carex montana
Softbrome Bromus hordeaceus
Solomon's seal Polygonatum x hybridum
Solomon's-seal Polygonatum multiflorum
Somerset hair grass Koeleria vallesiana
Somerset rush Juncus subulatus
Sorbus Sorbus
Sorrel, Broad-leaved sorrel Rumex acetosa
Sour cherry, Cheery, The cooking cherry Prunus avium
South African cornflag Chasmanthe floribunda
South American waterweed Elodea callitrichoides
Southern beech Nothofagus dombeyi
Southern marsh orchid Dactylorhiza praetermissa
Southern wood rush Luzula forsteri
Southernwood, Sagebrush Artemisia abrotanum
Spanish bluebell Hyacinthoides hispanica
Spanish Gorse Genista hispanica
Spanish iris Iris xiphium
Spanish lavender, French lavender Lavandula stoechas
Spearmint Mentha spicata
Spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana
Spiked sedge Carex spicata
Spiked Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
Spiked wood rush Luzula spicata
Spinach Spinacia oleracea
Spinach beet Beta vulgaris
Spinach, Summer spinach Spinacia oleracea
Spindle tree Euonymus
Spindle tree, Spindle Euonymus europaeus
Spineless butcher's broom Ruscus hypoglossum
Spiral tasselweed Ruppia cirrhosa
Spleenwort Asplenium
Spotted fritillaries Fritillaria atropurpurea
Spreading meadow grass Poa humilis
Spring crocus Crocus vernus
Spring onion Allium cepa
Spring pea, Bitter vetch Lathyrus vernus
Spring sedge Carex caryophyllea
Spring snowflake Leucojum vernum
Spring squill Scilla verna
Spring starflower Ipheion uniflorum
Spurge, Euphorbia Euphorbia
Spurge, Euphorbia, Milkweed Euphorbia amygdaloides
Spurge, Euphorbia Euphorbia characias
Spurge, Euphorbia Euphorbia griffithii
Spurge, Euphorbia Euphorbia polychroma
Square-stemmed Bamboo Chimonobambusa quadrangularis
Squash Cucubita maxima
Squash Cucurbita
Squirrel-tail fescue Vulpia bromoides
St Johns Wort Hypericum perforatum
St Patrick's Cabbage Saxifraga spathularis
Stag's horn sumach Rhus typhina
Star jasmine, Chinese star jasmine, Confederate jasmin Trachelospermum jasminoides
Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum angustifolium
Star sedge Carex echinata
Starfruit Damasonium alisma
Starved wood sedge Carex depauperata
Steel blue oat grass Helictotrichon sempervirens
Stiff saltmarsh grass Puccinellia rupestris
Stiff sedge Carex bigelowii
Stinking iris, Roast-beef plant Iris foetidissima
Stinking nanny, Ragwort, Cankerwort Senecio jacobaea
Stock Matthiola
Stonecrop Sedum
Stonecrop, Ice plant Sedum
Stonecrop, Ice plant Sedum
Straw flower Bracteantha bracteata
Strawberry Fragaria
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa
Strawberry tree Arbutus
Strawberry tree Arbutus x andrachnoides
Strawberry tree Arbutus unedo
Strawflower, Everlasting flower, Immortelle Helichrysum bracteatum
String sedge Carex chordorrhiza
Sugar beet Beta vulgaris
Sugar maple Acer saccharinum
Sulphur clover Trifolium ochroleucum
Summer lady's tresses Spiranthes aestivalis
Summer savory Satureja hortensis
Summer snowflake, Loddon lily Leucojum aestivum
Sun rose Cistus
Sunflower Helianthus
Sunflower Helianthus annuus
Sunflower Helianthus atrorubens
Sunflower Helianthus salicifolius
Swamp meadow grass Poa palustris
Swede, Rutabaga Brassica napus
Swede, Swedish turnip, neep Brassica napus
Sweet alyssum Lobularia maririma
Sweet briar rose Rosa rubiginosa
Sweet chestnut Castanea sativa
Sweet cicely Myrrhis odorata
Sweet corn Zea mays
Sweet corn, Maize Zea mays
Sweet flag, Variegated flag Iris, Flag Iris Acorus calamus
Sweet gum Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweet marjoram Origanum majorana
Sweet pea Lathyrus
Sweet pea Lathyrus odoratus
Sweet pepper Capsicum
Sweet pepper, Yellow pepper Capsicum
Sweet rocket Hesperis matronalis
Sweet rocket, Dame's violet Hesperis matronalis
Sweet vernalgrass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Sweet woodruff, Yew Asperula odorata
Sweet-grass Glyceria
Swiss chard, Seakale beet Beta vulgaris
Swiss chard, Ruby chard, Rhubard chard, Seakale beet Beta vulgaris
Swiss chard, Ruby chard, Rhubard chard, Spinach beet Beta vulgaris
Swiss willow Salix helvetica
Sword lily Gladiolus
Sycamore Acer pseudoplantanus

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