Plants by botanic name

Below is a list of plant names beginning with the letter 'L', 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)
Laburnum x watereri 'Vossii' Golden Rain, Voss's laburnum
Lactuca sativa Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'All The Year Round' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Arctic King' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Bijou' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Continuity' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Dynamite' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Lakeland' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rossa' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Marbello' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Pascal' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Salad Bowl' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Trocadero Improved' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Webb's Wonderful' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa var. foliosa 'Rekord' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa var. longifolia 'Little Gem' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa var. longifolia 'Lobjoits Green' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa var. longifolia 'Paris White' Lettuce
Lactuca sativa var. longifolia 'Winter Density' Lettuce
Lagarosiphon major Curly waterweed
Lagurus ovatus Hare's-tail grass
Lamium Dead nettle
Lamium album White nettle, White dead-nettle
Lamium galeobdolon Yellow archangel
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' Dead nettle
Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' Dead nettle
Lamium maculatum GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY ('Dellam'PBR) Spotted deadnettle
Lamium orvala Dead nettle
Lamprocapnos spectabilis Bleeding heart, Lady in the bath, Dicentra
Larix decidua Larch
Larix kaempferi Japanese larch
Lathyrus 'Adam Hastings' Sweet pea
Lathyrus 'Appeal' Sweet pea
Lathyrus 'Charlie's Angels' Sweet pea
Lathyrus 'Lord Anson's Pea' Everlasting sweet pea
Lathyrus 'Mumsie' Sweet pea
Lathyrus 'Platinum Sensation' Sweet pea
Lathyrus 'Sir Jimmy Shand' Sweet pea
Lathyrus 'Spencer Mix' Sweet pea
Lathyrus 'Sugar 'n' Spice' Hanging basket sweet pea
Lathyrus odoratus Sweet pea
Lathyrus odoratus 'Champagne Bubbles' Sweet pea
Lathyrus odoratus 'Erewhon' Sweet pea
Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana' Sweet pea
Lathyrus odoratus 'Promise' Sweet pea
Lathyrus palustris Marsh pea
Lathyrus vernus Spring pea, Bitter vetch
Laurus Laurel
Laurus nobilis Bay, Bay tree, Sweet bay, Bay laurel
Lavandula Lavender
Lavandula 'Anouk' French lavender
Lavandula 'Ballerina' French lavender, Lavender
Lavandula 'Fathead' French lavender
Lavandula 'Hidcote Blue' Lavender
Lavandula 'Little Lady' English lavender
Lavandula 'Papillion' French lavender
Lavandula angustifolia English lavender, Old English lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Alba' Lavender, English lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Dwarf Munstead' Lavender, English lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate' Lavender, English lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Imperial Gem' Lavender, English lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' English lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Nana Alba' Dwarf white lavender, English lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea' Pink lavender, English lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Royal Purple' Lavender, English lavender
Lavandula dentata Fringed lavender (green form)
Lavandula dentata var. candicans Fringed lavender (silver form)
Lavandula dentate Fringed lavender, French lavender
Lavandula dentate 'Highdown Prince' Fringed lavender
Lavandula dentate 'Silver Queen' Fringed lavender
Lavandula lanata Woolly lavender, Lavender
Lavandula lanata 'Richard Gray' Woolly lavender, Lavender
Lavandula latifolia Portuguese lavender, Spike lavender
Lavandula pinnata Fernleaf lavender, Egyptian lavender
Lavandula stoechas Spanish lavender, French lavender
Lavandula stoechas 'Alba' French lavender
Lavandula stoechas 'Helmsdale' PBR Lavender
Lavandula stoechas 'Kew Red' French lavender
Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata French lavender, Papillon or butterfly lavender
Lavandula viridis Green lavender
Lavandula x chaytoriae 'Richard Gray' Woolley lavender
Lavandula x intermedia Dutch lavender
Lavandula x intermedia 'Grappenhall' Lavender, English lavender
Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso' Lavender
Lavandula x intermedia 'Seal' Lavender, English lavender
Lavandula x intermedia 'Twickel Purple' Lavender, English lavender
Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley' Lavatera
Leccinum versipelle Orange birch bolete
Leersia oryzoides Rice cutgrass
Lemna Duckweed
Lemna gibba Fat duckweed
Lemna minor Common duckweed
Lemna minuta Least duckweed
Lemna triscula Ivy-leaved duckweed
Leonurus cardiaca Motherwort
Lepidium sativum 'Triple Curled' Cress
Leptospermum Manuka, Tea-tree, New Zealand tea-tree
Leucanthemella serotina Giant daisy, High daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare Ox-eye daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia' Shasta daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Gold rush' Shasta daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum ('Goldfinch'PBR) Shasta Daisy
Leucojum aestivum Summer snowflake, Loddon lily
Leucojum vernum Spring snowflake, Snowflake
Levisticum officinale Lovage
Leycesteria formosa Himalayan honeysuckle, Pheasent berry
Leymus arenarius Lyme grass
Liatris spicata Gay feathers
Liatris spicata 'Kobold' Gay feathers
Libertia elegans Lesser Chilean iris
Libertia formosa Chilean iris
Ligustrum ovalifolium Oval leaf privet, Privet
Ligustrum vulgare Common pivet, Wild privet
Lilium Lily
Lilium 'Amazing' Lily
Lilium 'Colour Parade' Lily
Lilium 'Miss Lucy' Lily
Lilium candidum Lily, Madonna lily
Lilium martagon Martagon lily
Lilium pyrenaicum Pyrenean lily
Linaria Toadflax
Linaria Cymbalaria Ivy-leafed toadflax, Pennywort
Linaria purpurea Purple toadflax
Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went' Purple toadflax
Linaria vulgaris Common toadflax
Linum perenne Flax
Liparis False twayblade
Liparis loeselii Fen orchid
Lippia citriodora Lemon beebrush
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet gum
Liriodendron tulipfera Tulip tree
Liriodendron tulipifera 'Fastigiatum' Tulip tree
Liriope muscari Lilyturf
Listera cordata Lesser twayblade
Listera ovata Twayblade, Common twayblade
Livistona chinensis Chinese fan palm, Chinese cabbage palm
Lloydia serotina Snowdon lily
Lobelia Lobelia
Lobelia 'Crystal Palace' Lobelia
Lobelia 'Dark Crusader' Lobelia
Lobelia 'Fountain Mix' Lobelia
Lobelia 'Moondust Mix' Lobelia
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower, Lobelia
Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' Cardinal Flower
Lobelia dortmanna Lobelia
Lobelia erinus Lobelia
Lobelia gibberoa Lobelia
Lobelia siphilitica Lobelia
Lobelia x gerardii 'Vedrariensis' Lobelia
Lobularia maririma Sweet alyssum
Loiseleuria procumbens Alpine azalea, Trailing azalea
Lolium Ryegrass
Lolium multiflorum Italian ryegrass
Lolium perenne Perennial ryegrass
Lolium temulentum False wheat, Darnel, poison darnel, cockle
Lonicera Honeysuckle
Lonicera 'Celestial' Honeysuckle
Lonicera caprifolium Italian honeysuckle, Perfoliate honeysuckle
Lonicera fragrantissima Shrubby honeysuckle, Winter-flowering honeysuckle, Winter honeysuckle
Lonicera fragrantissima subsp. fragrantissima Shrubby honeysuckle, Winter-flowering honeysuckle, Winter honeysuckle
Lonicera hildebrandiana Giant honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' Evergreen honeysuckle
Lonicera nitida Chinese honeysuckle, Poor man's box
Lonicera nitida var. fertilis Box honeysuckle, Shubby honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum Honeysuckle, Wild honeysuckle, Common honeysuckle, Woodbine
Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica' Early Dutch honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas' Honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina' Late Dutch honeysuckle, Dutch honeysuckle
Lonicera pileata Privet honeysuckle
Lonicera setifera Honeysuckle, Winter flowering honeysuckle
Lonicera standishii Winter honeysuckle
Lonicera x purpusii Winter-flowering honeysuckle
Lophophora williamsii Peyote
Luffa aegyptiaca Loofah, Sponge Gourd, The Loofah Gourd
Lunaria annua Honesty
Lunaria annua 'Corfu Blue' Honesty
Lupinus Lupin
Lupinus 'Dwarf Strain' Lupin
Lupinus 'Manhattan Lights' Lupin
Lupinus 'Masterpiece' PBR Lupin
Lupinus 'Mixed Russell Hybrids' Lupin
Lupinus 'The Page' Lupin
Lupinus 'Tutti Frutti' Lupin
Lupinus albus White Lupin, Egyptian Lupin, Wolf Bean
Lupinus arboreus Tree Lupin, Yellow Bush Lupine
Lupinus chamissonis Dune lupin
Lupinus lepidus Pacific Lupin
Luronium natans Floating water-plantain
Luzula arcuata Curved wood rush
Luzula campestris Field wood rush
Luzula forsteri Southern wood rush
Luzula luzuloides White wood rush
Luzula maxima Greater wood rush
Luzula multiflora Heath wood rush
Luzula nivea Snowy wood rush
Luzula pallidula Fen wood rush
Luzula pilosa Hairy wood rush
Luzula spicata Spiked wood rush
Luzula sylvatica Greater wood rush
Luzula sylvatica 'Aurea' Greater woodrush
Luzula sylvatica 'Hohe Tatra' Greater woodrush
Lychnis coronaria Rose campion
Lychnis coronaria 'Alba' White-flowered rose campion, White rose campion, White corn rose
Lychnis flos-cuculi Ragged robin
Lycopersicon esculentum Tomato
Lycopus europaeus Gypsywort
Lysichiton americanus American skink cabbage
Lysichiton camtschatcensis Asian skunk-cabbage, White skunk cabbage
Lysimachia Loosestrife, Yellow loosestrife
Lysimachia atropurpurea Loosestrife
Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' Loosestrife
Lysimachia ephemerum Loosestrife
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' Crepping jenny, Moneywort
Lysimachia punctata Loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife

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