Plants by botanic name

Below is a list of plant names beginning with the letter 'S', 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)
Sagittaria latifolia Duck potato
Sagittaria rigida Canadian arrowhead
Sagittaria sagittifolia Arrowhead
Sagittaria subulata Narrow-leaved arrowhead
Saintpaulia 'Moondust' African violet
Salicornia fragilis Yellow glasswort
Salix Willow
Salix alba White willow
Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' Willow
Salix argyrocarpa Creeping Willow
Salix babylonica var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa' Corkscrew willow
Salix caprea Willow, Goat willow, Pussy willow
Salix cinerea subsp. oleifolia Grey willow
Salix daphnoides Violet willow
Salix elaeagnos Hoary willow
Salix exigua Coyote willow
Salix helvetica Swiss willow
Salix humillis Prairie willow
Salix lanata Woolly willow
Salix lapponum Downy willow
Salix myrsinifolia Dark-leaved willow
Salix pentandra Bay Willow
Salix repens Creeping Willow
Salix viminalis Osier, Common osier
Salix x fragilis Crack willow
Salvia Sage
Salvia 'Dyson's Joy' Sage
Salvia 'Joy' Sage
Salvia argentea Silver sage
Salvia aurea Golden sage
Salvia cacaliifolia Guatemalan leaf sage
Salvia confertiflora Sabra spike sage
Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Pineapple' Pineapple scented sage
Salvia forsskaolii Indigo woodland sage
Salvia greggii 'Joy' Sage
Salvia guaranitica Sapphire sage, Sage, Hummingbird sage, Anise scented sage
Salvia guaranitica 'Argentine Skies' Sapphire sage, Sage, Hummingbird sage, Anise scented sage
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' Sapphire sage, Sage, Hummingbird sage, Anise scented sage
Salvia guaranitica 'Blue Enigma' Sapphire sage, Sage, Hummingbird sage, Anise scented sage
Salvia guaranitica 'Purple Majesty' Sapphire sage, Sage, Hummingbird sage, Anise scented sage
Salvia horminum Painted sage
Salvia lavandulifolia Narrow-leaved sage
Salvia microphylla Blackcurrant sage
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips' Sage
Salvia miltiorrhiza Chinese sage
Salvia nemorosa 'Lubecca' Balkan clary
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' Mother of God's plant
Salvia officinalis Sage, Common sage
Salvia officinalis 'Icterina' Common sage, Sage
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens' Purple sage, Purple-leaved sage
Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor' Tricolour sage
Salvia pratensis Meadow sage, Meadow clary
Salvia pratensis 'Mittsommer' Meadow sage, Meadow clary
Salvia rutilans Pineapple sage
Salvia sclarea Clary sage
Salvia uliginosa Bog sage
Salvia viridis var. comata Painted sage
Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' Sage
Salvia x superba Salvia
Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Hill' Blue Hill salvia
Sambucus nigra Common elder, Elder, Elderberry
Sambucus nigra 'Black Beauty' Elder, Elderberry
Sambucus nigra 'Strait-Laced'®(PBR) Elderberry
Sambucus nigra 'Thundercloud' Elder
Sanguinaria canadensis f. multiplex Bloodroot, Double Canada puccoon
Sanguisorba minor Salad burnet, Pimpinella
Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii Snake Plant
Santolina chamaecyparissus Cotton lavender, Lavender cotton
Saponaria officinalis Soapwort, Bouncing Bet
Sarcococca Winter-flowering honeysuckle, Christmas box, Sweet box
Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna Sweet box
Sarcococca hookeriana WINTER GEM ('Pmoore03' PBR) Sweet Box, Winter Box
Sarcococca humilis Christmas box
Sasa palmata Broad-leaved bamboo
Sasa veitchii Veitch's bamboo
Sasaella ramosa Hairy bamboo
Sassafras albidum Sassafras, Ague tree
Satureja hortensis Summer savory
Satureja montana Winter savory
Satureja repandra Creeping savory
Satureja spicigera Creeping savory
Satureja thymbra Thyme leaved savory
Saxifraga spathularis St Patrick's cabbage
Saxifraga umbrosa Pyrenean saxifrage
Saxifraga x urbium London pride, St Patrick's cabbage, Whimsey
Scabiosa 'Perfecta blue' Scabious
Scabiosa atropurpurea Scabious
Scabiosa caucasica 'Chile Black' Scabious
Scabiosa columbaria Small scabious
Scheuchzeria palustris Rannoch rush
Schizostylis coccinea Kaffir lily, coccinea
Schizostylis coccinea 'Major' Crimson flag lily
Schlumbergera truncata Christmas cactus, Crab cactus
Schlumbergera x buckleyi Christmas cactus, Crab cactus
Schoenoplectus 'Zebrinus' Zebra grass
Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. tabenaemontani Common club rush
Schoenoplectus pungens Sharp club rush
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Grey club rush
Schoenoplectus triqueter Triangular club rush
Schoenus ferrugineus Brown bog rush
Schoenus nigricans Black bog rush
Scilla autumnalis Autumn squill
Scilla bifolia Alpine squill
Scilla liliohyacinthus Pyrenean squill
Scilla messeniaca Greek squill
Scilla peruviana Portuguese squill
Scilla siberica Siberian squill
Scilla verna Spring squill
Scirpus holoschoenus Round-headed club rush
Scirpus sylvaticus Wood club rush
Scorzonera hispanica Black salsify, Spanish salsify, Serpent root, Viper's herb, Viper's grass, Black oyster plant
Scutellaria lateriflora Skullcap
Secale cereale Rye
Sedum Stonecrop, Ice plant
Sedum acre Biting stonecrop, Common stonecrop
Sedum Herbstfreude Group 'Herbstfreude' Stonecrop, Ice plant
Sedum spectabile Ice plant
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' Stonecrop
Sedum x rubrotinctum Christmas cacti, Pork and Beans, Jelly bean plant
Selinum wallichianum Wallich milk parsley
Sempervivum Houseleek, Hens and chicks
Sempervivum textorum Houseleek
Senecio candidans 'Angel Wings' Angel wings, Sea cabbage
Senecio cineraria 'Silver Dust' Cineraria
Senecio jacobaea Stinking nanny, Ragwort, Cankerwort
Senecio x hybridus Cineraria
Senecio x hybridus 'Silver Dust' Cineraria
Senegalia senegal Gum arabic, Three-thorned Acacia
Serissa japonica Tree of a thousand stars
Sesleria caerulea Blue moor grass
Setaria italica 'Hylander' Foxtail Millet, Foxtail Grass
Setaria viridis Green bristle grass
Sherardia arvensis Field Madder
Sidalcea 'Elsie Heugh' False mallow
Silene dioica Red campion
Silene dioica 'Clifford Moor' Red Campion
Silene fimbriata Fringe-flowered campion
Silene latifolia White campion
Silybum marianum Milk thistle
Simethis planifolia Kerry lily
Simmondsia chinensis Jojoba
Sisymbrium alliaria Garlic mustard
Sisyrinchium bermudiana Blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium californicum Yellow-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium laxum Veined yellow-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium montanum American blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium striatum Pale yellow-eyed grass
Skimmia japonica Japanese skimmia
Smyrnium olusatrum Alexanders
Solanum capsicastrum Christmas cherry
Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' Potato vine
Solanum jasminoides Potato vine
Solanum jasminoides 'Album' Potato vine
Solanum lycopersicum Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Ailsa Craig' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Alfresco' F1 hybrid Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Alicante' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Andine Cornue' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Aviditas' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Beefmaster' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Cherry' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Krim' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Russian' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Brandywine' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Cherry Baby' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Chocolate Cherry' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Costoluto Fiorentino' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Country Taste' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Crimson Cherry' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Crimson Crush' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Crimson Plum' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Dombello' F1 hybrid Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Fandango' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Garden Pearl' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Gardener's Delight' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Gold Nugget' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Golden Sunrise' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Indigo Rose' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Marmande' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Moneymaker' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Montello' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Olivade' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Orange Rapture' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Outdoor Girl' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Patio Plum' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Pear Drop' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Pink Temptation' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Premio' F1 hybrid Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Purple Calabash' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Red Alert' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Roma' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'San Marzano' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Santonio' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Shirley' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Sugardrop' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Summer Sweet' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Sungold' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Super Marmande' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Sweet Million' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Tasty Tumbler' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'The Amateur' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Tiger' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Tornado' Tomato
Solanum lycopersicum 'Tumbling Tom' Tomato
Solanum melongena Aubergine, Eggplant, Egg plant, Brinjal
Solanum melongena 'Baby Belle' Aubergine, Egg plant, Brinjal
Solanum melongena 'Long Purple' Aubergine, Egg plant
Solanum melongena 'Moneymaker' Aubergine, Eggplant
Solanum melongena 'Ophelia' Aubergine, Egg plant
Solanum melongena 'Pintung Long' Aubergine, Egg plant
Solanum melongena 'Scorpio' F1 hybrid Aubergine, Eggplant
Solanum pseudocapsicum Christmas cherry, Ornamental orange, Winter cherry, Jerusalem cherry, Ipecac Nightshade, Madeira winter cherry
Solanum tuberosum Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Charlotte' Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Jersey Royal' Jersey Royals
Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piers' Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Maris Piper' Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Pentland Javelin' Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Salad Blue' Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Setanta' Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Wilja' Potato
Soleirolia soleirolii Baby's tears, Mother of thousands, mind-your-own-business, Pollyanna vine, bread and cheese
Solenostemon KONG RED (Kong Series) Coleus
Solidago Goldenrods
Solidago 'Crown of Rays' Golden rod
Solidago 'Goldenmosa' Goldenrods
Solidago 'Linner Gold' Golden rod
Solidago ('Little Lemon'PBR) Golden Rod
Sophora microphylla 'Sun King' Kowhai
Sorbus Sorbus
Sorbus aria Whitebeam
Sorbus aria 'Magnifica' Whitebeam
Sorbus aria var. hostii Whitebeam
Sorbus aucuparia Mountain ash, Rowan, Sorbus
Sorbus torminalis Wild service tree
Sorghum bicolor Durra, Sorghum, Great millet
Sorghum halepense Johnson grass
Sparaxis grandiflora Plain harlequin flower
Sparganium angustifolium Floating bur reed
Sparganium emersum Unbranched bur reed
Sparganium erectum Branched bur reed
Sparganium natans Least bur reed
Spartina alterniflora Smooth cord grass
Spartina anglica Common cord grass
Spartina maritima Small cord grass
Spartina pectinata Prairie cord grass
Spathiphyllum wallisii Peace lily
Sphaeropteris medullaris Black tree fern, mamaku
Spinacia oleracea Spinach
Spinacia oleracea 'Bloomsdale' Spinach, Summer spinach
Spinacia oleracea 'King of Denmark' Spinach
Spinacia oleracea 'New Zealand' Spinach
Spinacia oleracea 'Novires' F1 hybrid Spinach
Spiraea Spirea (a common and often used misspelling), Meadowsweet
Spiraea 'Arguta' Bridal wreath, Foam of May
Spiraea nipponica 'June Bride' Bridal wreath
Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound' Bridal wreath
Spiraea x arguta Bridal wreath, Foam of May
Spiranthes aestivalis Summer lady's tresses
Spiranthes romanzoffiana Irish lady's tresses
Spiranthes spiralis Autumn lady's tresses
Spirodela polyrhiza Greater duckweed
Stachys affinis Chinese artichoke, Artichoke
Stachys byzantina Rabbit's ears
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' Lamb's ear
Stachys lanata Rabbit's ears
Stachys officinalis Red betony
Staphylea colchica Bladder nut
Stellaria holostea Greater stitchwort
Stellaria media Chickweed
Stenocereus marginatus Mexican fencepost cactus
Sternbergia lutea Autumn daffodil, Winter daffodil
Stewartia pseudocamellia Deciduous camelia
Stipa Giant stipas
Stipa arundinacea Pheasant grass, Pheasant's tail grass, Ornamental grass
Stipa gigantea Golden cat grass, Golden oats
Stipa neesiana American needle grass
Stipa tenacissima Needle grass, Algerian grass, halfa, esparto grass, Esparto, Esparto grass, Halfah grass, Alfa grass
Stipa tenuissima Feather grass, Mexican feather grass, Texas needle grass
Stratiotes aloides Water soldier
Strelitzia reginae Bird-of-paradise flower
Streptocarpus Cape primrose
Strobilanthes wallichii Kashmir acanthus, Wild petunia, hardy Persian shield
Strongylodon macrobotrys Jade Vine
Stylophorum diphyllum Celandine poppy, Wood poppy
Succisa pratensis Devil's bit scabious
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coralberry
Symphytum Comfrey
Symphytum caucasicum Nitbone, Blue comfrey
Symphytum grandiflorum Dwarf comfrey, Ornamental Comfrey
Symphytum ibericum Dwarf comfrey
Symphytum officinale Common comfrey, True comfrey
Symphytum x uplandicum Russian comfrey
Symphytum x uplandicum 'Variegatum' Variegated Russian comfrey
Syringa Lilac
Syringa hyacinthiflora Hyacinth lilac
Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' Lilac
Syringa microphylla Dwarf or Littleleaf lilac
Syringa reticulata Japanese tree lilac
Syringa vulgaris Common lilac
Syzygium aromaticum Clove tree, Clove

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