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)
Ptycosperma alexandrae Alexandra palm, King palm
Pimenta dioica Allspice, Jamaica pepper
Primula auricula Alpine auricula
Phleum alpinum Alpine cat's tail
Poa alpina Alpine meadow grass
Papaver alpinum Alpine poppy, Dwarf poppy, Poppy
Potamogeton epihydrus American pondweed
Polygonatum odoratum Angular Solomon's-seal
Polypogon monspeliensis Annual beard grass
Poa annua Annual meadow grass
Pseudosasa japonica Arrow bamboo
Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava' Asian firethorn
Populus tremula Aspen
Pinus nigra Austrian pine
Prunus x subhirtella Autumn cherry, Winter-flowering cherry, Rosebud cherry
Phalaris paradoxa Awned Canary grass
Platycodon Balloon flower
Populus balsamifera Balsam poplar
Phyllostachys aureosulcata Bamboo
Pleioblastus auricoma Bamboo
Prunus padus Bird cherry
Pinus nigra Black pine
Populus nigra Black poplar, wild black poplar
Phyllostachys nigra Black-stemmed bamboo, Bamboo
Prunus spinosa Blackthorn, Sloe, Sloe
Phlox divaricata Blue phlox
Potamogeton obtusifolius Blunt-leaved pondweed
Potamogeton polygonifolius Bog pondweed
Primula Bog primula
Puccinellia fasciculata Borrer's saltmarsh grass
Parthenocissus tricuspidata Boston ivy
Poa chaixii Broad-leaved meadow grass
Potamogeton natans Broad-leaved pondweed
Plectranthus amboinicus Broad-leaved thyme, Menthol plant, Spanish thyme, Indian borage
Paeonia brownii Brown's Peony
Phalaris aquatica Bulbous Canary grass, Harding grass
Poa bulbosa Bulbous meadow grass
Parodia formosa Cactus
Phoenix canariensis Canary date palm, Patio palm
Phalaris canariensis Canary grass
Primula Candelabra primula, Primula
Primula bulleyana Candelabra primula
Primula chungensis Candelabra primula
Primula japonica Candelabra primula
Primula prolifera Candelabra primula
Phygelius Cape Fuchsia
Prunus Cherry
Prunus avium Cherry, Wild bird cherry, sweet cherry, gean
Prunus cerasus Cherry
Prunus laurocerasus Cherry laurel, Laurel
Prunus cerasifera Cherry plum
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' Chinese fountain grass
Physalis alkekengi Chinese lantern
Picea pungens Colorado spruce
Paeonia anomala Common Peony, Anomalous peony
Phragmites australis Common reed
Puccinellia maritima Common saltmarsh grass
Papaver rhoeas Corn poppy, Shirley poppy, Common poppy, Poppy
Pinus nigra Corsican pine
Primula veris Cowslip
Potamogeton crispus Curled Pondweed
Petroselinum crispum Curly leaf parsley, Parsley
Parapholis incurva Curved hard grass
Prunus domestica Damson
Prunus inisititia Damson
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir
Primula denticulata Drumstick primula
Pleioblastus pygmaeus Dwarf bamboo
Pinus mugo Dwarf pine, Pine, Mountain pine, Swiss mountain pine
Pinus mugo Dwarf pine, Mountain pine, Swiss mountain pine
Phaseolus vulgaris Dwarf runner bean, Runner bean
Poa infirma Early meadow grass
Plantago lanceolata English plantain, Ribwort plantain, ribleaf
Phillyrea latifolia False privet, Hardy olive, green olive, Jasmine box
Potamogeton coloratus Fen pondweed
Potamogeton pectinatus Fennel pondweed
Polystichum Fern
Polystichum setiferum Fern
Phyllostachys aurea fish-pole bamboo, golden bamboo
Petroselinum crispum Flat-leaf parsley, Italian parsley
Petroselinum hortense Flat-leaf parsley
Potamogeton friesii Flat-stalked pondweed
Poa compressa Flattened meadow grass
Pericallis x hybrida Florists' cineraria
Prunus Flowering cherry
Pilosella aurantiaca Fox and cubs
Paulownia tomentosa Foxglove tree, Princess tree
Plumeria Frangipani
Phaseolus vulgaris French Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris French Bean, Dwarf French bean
Phaseolus vulgaris French bean, fine bean
Pelargonium Geranium
Pelargonium peltatum Geranium, pelargonium
Primula florindae Giant cowslip
Poa glauca Glaucous meadow grass
Phyllostachys vivax Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo
Populus x serotina Golden Poplar
Portulaca oleracea Golden purslane
Potamogeton compressus Grass-wrack pondweed
Prunus Great white cherry
Platanthera chlorantha Greater butterfly orchid
Pentaglottis sempervirens Green alkanet
Prunus domestica Greengage
Potamogeton trichoides Hairlike pondweed
Parapholis strigosa Hard grass
Picris hieracioides Hawkweed Oxtongue, Hawkweed
Paris polyphylla Herb paris
Paris quadrifolia Herb paris
Pelargonium peltatum Ivy-leafed geranium, Trailing geranium
Polemonium Jacob's ladder
Polymonium caeruleum Jacob's ladder
Perilla frutescens Japanese Basil
Pittosporum tobira Japanese mock orange
Primula sieboldii Japanese primula
Pinus parviflora Japanese white pine
Polygonatum King Solomon's seal, Solomon's seal
Persicaria amplexicaulis Knotweed
Persicaria microcephala Knotweed
Polygonum Knotweed
Polygonum affine Knotweed
Polystichum tsussimense Korean Rock Fern
Platanthera bifolia Lesser butterfly orchid
Phalaris minor Lesser Canary grass
Phormium cookianum Lesser New Zealand flax
Potamogeton pusillus Lesser pondweed
Potamogeton nodosus Loddon pondweed
Platanus x acerifolia London plane
Potamogeton praelongus Long-stalked pondweed
Pulmonaria Lungwort
Pulmonaria saccharata Lungwort
Pulmonaria angustifolia 'Blue Ensign' Lungwort
Pulmonaria officinalis Lungwort, Soldiers and sailors, Jerusalem sage, Adam and Eve
Peucedanum palustre Milk parsley
Pennisetum glaucum Millet
Philadelphus Mock orange
Philadelphus coronarius Mock orange
Pinus insignis Monterey pine
Pinus radiata Monterey pine
Prunus avium Morello cherry, Sour cherry, Cherry, The cooking cherry
Prunus cerasus Morello cherry, sour cherry, tart cherry
Phalaenopsis Moth orchid
Pinus mugo Mountain pine
Paeonia suffruticosa Moutan peony, Moutan, Tree Peony, Japanese Tree Peony, Paeony
Prunus cerasifera Myrobalan plum, Cherry plum, Plum
Poa angustifolia Narrow-leaved meadow grass
Prunus persica Nectarine
Phormium New Zealand flax
Phormium tenax New Zealand flax
Picea abies Norway spruce, Common spruce
Picea abies Norway spruce, Common spruce
Populus x candicans Ontario poplar
Pleione Orchid
Papaver orientale Oriental poppy, Poppy
Pyrus calleryana Ornamental pear
Prunus speciosa Oshima cherry
Primula elatior Oxlip
Primula vialii Pagoda primrose
Ptychosperma Palm
Prunus serrula Paper bark cherry
Petroselinum Parsley
Pastinaca sativa Parsnip
Pulsatilla vulgaris Pasque flower
Passiflora Passion flower
Passiflora caerulea Passion flower
Pisum sativum Pea
Prunus persica Peach
Pyrus communis Pear
Penstemon Penstemon
Penstemon davidsonii Penstemon
Penstemon fruticosus Penstemon
Penstemon hartwegii Penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus Penstemon
Penstemon isophyllus Penstemon
Penstemon newberryi Penstemon
Penstemon pinifolius Penstemon
Penstemon procerus Penstemon
Penstemon rupicola Penstemon
Paeonia Peony, Paeony
Paeonia lactiflora Peony, Paeony
Paeonia suffruticosa Peony, Paeony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Doctor Alexander Fleming' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Karl Rosenfield' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Krinkled White' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Sarah Bernhardt' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia lactiflora 'Shirley Temple' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia lactilfora 'Sword Dance' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Lu Mu Ying' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Mo Run Jue Lun' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia suffruticosa 'Wu Jin Yao Hui' Peony, Paeony
Paeonia lactiflora Peony, Chinese Peony, Paeony
Paeonia officinalis Peony, Common peony, Garden peony
Pseudowintera colorata Pepper tree, New Zealand pepper tree
Phlox paniculata Perennial phlox
Potamogeton perfoliatus Perfoliate pondweed
Parrotia persica Persian Ironwood
Petunia Petunia
Petunia grandiflora Petunia
Phlox bifida Phlox
Pontederia Pickerel weed
Pontederia cordata Pickerel weed
Pieris japonica Pieris
Pinus Pine
Platanus Plane
Prunus domestica Plum
Phytolacca americana Pokeroot
Primula Polyanthus
Polypodium vulgare Polypody, Common polypody
Populus Poplar
Papaver Poppy
Papaver nudicaule Poppy
Papaver somniferum Poppy, Opium poppy
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese laurel, Laurel
Primula vulgaris Primrose, Primula
Primula vulgaris Primrose, Common primrose, native primrose
Primula Primula
Primula auricula Primula
Primula secundiflora Primula
Primula sieboldii Primula
Prunus cerasifera Purple blaze plum
Prunus cerasifera Purple-leaved plum
Prunus pissardii Purple-leaved plum
Phleum phleoides Purple-stem Cat's tail
Portulaca oleracea Purslane, common purslane, pigweed, pursley
Pyracantha Pyracanthus
Perilla frutescens Red Japanese Basil
Potamogeton alpinus Red pondweed
Phalaris arundinacea Reed Canary grass
Puccinellia distans Reflexed saltmarsh grass
Pelargonium Regal pelargonium, Geranium
Prunus x subhirtella Rosebud cherry
Prunus x subhirtella Rosebud cherry, Higan cherry
Poa trivialis Rough meadow grass
Phaseolus coccineus Runner bean
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian sage
Phleum arenarium Sand Cat's tail
Prunus x schmittii Sargent's cherry
Pinus sylvestris Scots pine
Primula scotica Scottish primrose
Prunella Self heal
Prunella vulgaris Self heal
Potamogeton acutifolius Sharp-leaved pondweed
Potamogeton rutilus Shetland pondweed
Potamogeton lucens Shining pondweed
Perilla frutescens Shiso, perilla
Picea sitchensis Sitka spruce
Potamogeton filiformis Slender-leaved pondweed
Potamogeton berchtoldii Small pondweed
Pseudorchis albida Small-white orchid
Phleum bertolonii Smaller cat's tail
Poa pratensis Smooth meadow grass
Polygonatum x hybridum Solomon's seal
Polygonatum multiflorum Solomon's-seal
Poa humilis Spreading meadow grass
Puccinellia rupestris Stiff saltmarsh grass
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon Sugar snap, snap pea
Poa palustris Swamp meadow grass
Polygonum laxiflorum Tasteless water-pepper
Pteridium esculentum The tropical fern
Phleum pratense Timothy grass
Potentilla erecta Tormentil
Paeonia ostii Tree Peony
Paeonia potaninii Tree Peony
Paeonia szechuanica Tree Peony
Paeonia delavayi Tree Peony, Dian mu dan, Paeony
Paeonia lutea Tree Peony, Dian mu dan, Paeony
Poa flabellata Tussac grass
Pinus pinea Umbrella pine, Stone pine
Pleioblastus variegatus Variegated bamboo, Bamboo
Potamogeton gramineus Various-leaved pondweed
Persicaria odorat Vietnamese coriander, Vietnamese mint
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper
Polypogon viridis Water bent, Beardless rabbit's foot grass
Paspalum distichum Water finger grass
Pistia stratiotes Water lettuce
Poa flexuosa Wavy meadow grass
Pyrus salicifolia Weeping pear, Willow-leaved pear
Prunus x yedoensis Weeping Yoshino Cherry
Polemonium caeruleum White Jacobs ladder
Populus alba White poplar
Polygonatum verticillatum Whorled Solomon's-seal
Prunus x subhirtella Winter-flowering cherry, Rosebud cherry
Poa nemoralis Wood meadow grass
Paeonia japonica Yama-Shakuyaku
Prunus x yedoensis Yoshino Cherry

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