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
Sacred bamboo Nandina domestica
Sacred Fir, Oyamel Fir Abies religiosa
Safflower Carthamus tinctoria
Sage Salvia
Sage Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'
Sage Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'
Sage Salvia 'Dyson's Joy'
Sage Salvia 'Joy'
Sage Salvia greggii 'Joy'
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 subsp. sativa
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
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'
Sargent's cherry Prunus x schmittii
Sassafras, Ague tree Sassafras albidum
Saw-wort Serratula tinctoria
Saw-wort Serratula tinctoria var. seoanei
Sawara Cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera
Scabious Scabiosa atropurpurea
Scabious Scabiosa caucasica 'Chile Black'
Scabious Scabiosa 'Perfecta blue'
Scandinavian small-reed Calamagrostis purpurea
Scorched alpine sedge Carex atrofusca
Scotch rose Rosa pimpinellifolia var. harisonii
Scotch Rose Rosa spinosissima
Scotch Thistle Onopordum acanthium
Scots pine Pinus sylvestris
Scots pine Pinus sylvestris 'Watereri'
Scottish asphodel Tofieldia pusilla
Scottish primrose Primula scotica
Scottish small-reed Calamagrostis scotica
Scouler penstemon Penstemon fruticosus var. scouleri
Scouler penstemon Penstemon scouleri
Sea arrowgrass Triglochin maritimum
Sea barley Hordeum marinum
Sea beet Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima
Sea buckthorn, Sea-Buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides
Sea clubrush, Cosmopolitan bulrush Bolboschoenus maritimus
Sea couch Elytrigia atherica
Sea fern-grass Catapodium marinum
Sea holly Eryngium agavifolium
Sea holly Eryngium bourgatii
Sea holly Eryngium bourgatii 'Oxford Blue'
Sea holly Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' PBR
Sea holly Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'
Sea holly Eryngium giganteum 'Silver Ghost'
Sea kale Crambe maritima
Sea rush Juncus maritimus
Sea Squill, Crusaders' Spears Urginea maritima
Sea Squill, Crusaders' Spears Drimia maritima
Sea thrift Armeria maritima
Sea urchin cactus, Desert cactus Echinopsis
Sea urchin cactus Echinopsis scopulicola
Sedge Carex
Sedge Carex flagellifera
Sedge Cyperus alternifolius
Sedge Kobresia
Seea Holly Eryngium x zabelii 'Jos Eiking'
Seea Holly Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue'
Self heal Prunella
Self heal Prunella vulgaris
Sensitive fern Onoclea sensibilis
Serrano Chilli Capsicum anuum 'Serrano'
Serviceberry Amelanchier
Sessie oak Quercus petraea
Sessile English oak Quercus x rosacea
Shaggy Inkcap Coprinus comatus
Shallot, Scallion Allium cepa var. aggregatum Aggregatum Group
Shallot, Scallion Allium cepa Aggregatum Group 'Yellow Moon'
Shamrock Oxalis
Sharp club rush Schoenoplectus pungens
Sharp flowered rush Juncus acutiflorus
Sharp rush Juncus acutus
Sharp-leaved pondweed Potamogeton acutifolius
Shasta daisy Leucanthemum x superbum 'Aglaia'
Shasta daisy Leucanthemum x superbum 'Gold rush'
Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum x superbum ('Goldfinch'PBR)
Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum ‘Banana Cream’
Sheathed sedge Carex vaginata
Sheep's fescue Festuca ovina var. glauca
Sheeps bit scabious Jasione montana
Shenandoah switch grass Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Sheperd's purse Capsella bursa-pastoris
Shetland mouseear Cerastium nigrescens
Shetland pondweed Potamogeton rutilus
Shining pondweed Potamogeton lucens
Shirasawa maple Acer shirasawanum MOONRISE 'Munn 001'PBR
Shiso, Perilla Perilla frutescens var. crispa
Shortawn foxtail, Orange foxtail Alopecurus aequalis
Shrubby honeysuckle, Winter-flowering honeysuckle, Winter honeysuckle Lonicera fragrantissima
Shrubby honeysuckle, Winter-flowering honeysuckle, Winter honeysuckle Lonicera fragrantissima subsp. fragrantissima
Shrubby horehound Ballota acetabulosa
Shrubby ragwort Brachyglottis Dunedin Group 'Sunshine'
Siberian dogwood Cornus alba 'Sibirica Variegata'
Siberian iris Iris sibirica
Siberian iris Iris sibirica 'Flight of Butterflies'
Siberian iris Iris sibirica 'Sparkling Rose'
Siberian Larkspur Delphinium grandiflorum 'Summer Nights'
Siberian Melick 'Alba', Siberian Melic 'Alba' Melica altissima 'Alba'
Siberian squill Scilla siberica
Sieber's crocus Crocus sieberi
Silk tassel bush Garrya elliptica
Silk tassel bush Garrya elliptica 'Evie'
Silk-tassel bush Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'
Silky-spike Melick, Silky-spike Melic Melica ciliata
Silver Bell Halesia carolina
Silver birch Betula pendula
Silver germander Teucrium ackermannii
Silver hairgrass Aira caryophyllea
Silver inch plant Tradescantia zebrina
Silver maple, Sugar maple, White maple, Soft maple Acer saccharinum
Silver maple, Sugar maple, White maple, Soft maple Acer dasycarpum
Silver maple, Sugar maple, White maple, Soft maple Acer eriocarpum
Silver nickel vine Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'
Silver sage Salvia argentea
Silver Spear Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
Silver thyme, Thyme Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'
Sily wisteria Wisteria brachybotrys f. albiflora 'Shiro Kapitan'
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 spike false nettle, False nettle Boehmeria cylindrica
Small sweet-grass, Waxy mannagrass Glyceria declinata
Small-flowered gladiolus Gladiolus 'Atom'
Small-flowered gladiolus Gladiolus 'Nymph'
Small-flowered gladiolus Gladiolus x colvillei 'The Bride'
Small-leaved Cotoneaster Cotoneaster microphyllus
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
Smoke bush Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
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 var. minor
Smooth-stalked sedge Carex laevigata
Snake Plant, Snake Tongue, Mother-in-law's tongue, Devil's Toungue Dracaena trifasciata subsp. trifasciata
Snake Plant Sansevieria trifasciata var. laurentii
Snake's head fritillary, Snake's head lily, Spotted head fritillary, chequered daffodil, chequered lily, guinea flower, leper lily Fritillaria meleagris
Snake's head fritillary, Snake's head lily, Spotted head fritillary, chequered daffodil, chequered lily, guinea flower, leper lily Fritillaria meleagris 'Spring Bells'
Snake's-head iris Hermodactylus tuberosus
Snake-bark maple Acer grosseri
Snakebark maple 'Red Flamingo' Acer 'Red Flamingo'
Snakebark maple 'Red Flamingo' Acer x conspicuum 'Red Flamingo'
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus 'Dwarf Large Flowered'
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus 'Intermediate'
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus 'Magic Carpet'
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus 'Majestic'
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus 'Nanum'
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus 'Tip Top'
Sneeze Weed, Dog Fennel Eupatorium capillifolium
Sneezeweed Helenium 'Goldrausch'
Sneezeweed Helenium 'Marmalade'
Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale 'Moerheim Beauty'
Sneezeweed, Helen's flower, Perennial daisy Helenium
Sneezewort Achillea ptarmica
Snow in summer Cerastium tomentosum
Snowdon lily Lloydia serotina
Snowdrop, Snow piercers, Candlemas flower, Snowbells, Dewdrops Galanthus
Snowdrop, Snow piercers Galanthus 'John Gray'
Snowdrop Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno'
Snowdrop Galanthus nivalis 'S. Arnott'
Snowdrop Galanthus atkinsii
Snowdrop Galanthus 'Atkinsii'
Snowdrop tree Halesia monticola
Snowdrop, Common snowdrop, Snow piercers Galanthus nivalis
Snowy Mespilus, Serviceberry Amelanchier lamarckii
Snowy wood rush Luzula nivea
Soapwort, Bouncing Bet Saponaria officinalis
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea 'Silver Lace'
Soft brome Bromus hordeaceus
Soft rush Juncus effusus
Soft-leaved sedge Carex montana
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 Prunus avium 'Stella Compact'
Sour cherry Prunus avium 'Van'
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
Soya Bean Glycine max
Spanish bayonet, Our Lord's candle Hesperoyucca whipplei
Spanish bluebell Hyacinthoides hispanica
Spanish gorse Genista hispanica
Spanish iris Iris xiphium
Spanish lavender, French lavender Lavandula stoechas
Spanish moss Tillandsia usneoides
Spear thistle, bull thistle, common thistle Cirsium vulgare
Spearmint Mentha spicata
Speedwell Veronica spicata 'Red Fox'
Spider flowers Grevillea
Spider lily 'Sunshine Charm' Tradescantia x andersoniana Andersoniana Group 'Sunshine Charm'PBR
Spider plant Chlorophytum comosum
Spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana
Spiked sedge Carex spicata
Spiked speedwell Veronica INSPIRE PINK ('Yabpin' PBR)
Spiked star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum pyrenaicum
Spiked wood rush Luzula spicata
Spinach Spinacia oleracea
Spinach Spinacia oleracea 'King of Denmark'
Spinach Spinacia oleracea 'New Zealand'
Spinach Spinacia oleracea 'Novires' F1 hybrid
Spinach, Summer spinach Spinacia oleracea 'Bloomsdale'
Spindle tree, Spindle Euonymus
Spindle tree, Spindle Euonymus europaeus
Spineless butcher's broom Ruscus hypoglossum
Spiral tasselweed Ruppia cirrhosa
Spirea (a common and often used misspelling), Meadowsweet Spiraea
Spleenwort Asplenium
Spotted deadnettle Lamium maculatum GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY ('Dellam'PBR)
Spotted fritillaries Fritillaria atropurpurea
Spotted joe-pyeweed, Spotted Joe Pye weed Eutrochium maculatum
Spreading meadow grass Poa humilis
Spring cinquefoil, Spotted cinquefoil Potentilla neumanniana
Spring cinquefoil, Spotted cinquefoil Potentilla verna
Spring crocus Crocus vernus
Spring onion, Scallion, green onion, salad onion Allium cepa 'White Lisbon'
Spring pea, Bitter vetch Lathyrus vernus
Spring sedge Carex caryophyllea
Spring snowflake, Snowflake Leucojum vernum
Spring squill Scilla verna
Spring starflower Ipheion uniflorum
Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides
Spurge, Euphorbia Euphorbia
Spurge, Euphorbia, Milkweed Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'
Spurge, Euphorbia Euphorbia characias
Spurge, Euphorbia Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter'
Spurge, Euphorbia Euphorbia polychroma
Square-stemmed bamboo Chimonobambusa quadrangularis
Squash Cucurbita maxima
Squash Cucurbita 'Jack be little'
Squash Cucurbita 'Sunburst'
Squash Cucurbita 'Sweet dumpling'
Squirrel-tail fescue Vulpia bromoides
St John's wort, Goldencup Hypericum patulum 'Hidcote'
St John's Wort Hypericum perforatum
St Patrick's cabbage Saxifraga spathularis
Stag's horn sumach, The staghorn sumac, velvet sumac, vinegar tree Rhus typhina
Stag's horn sumach Rhus typhina 'Laciniata'
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
Stemless Gentian Gentiana acaulis
Stiff saltmarsh grass Puccinellia rupestris
Stiff Sedge Carex bigelowii
Stinkhorns Phallus
Stinking iris, Roast-beef plant Iris foetidissima
Stinking nanny, Ragwort, Cankerwort Senecio jacobaea
Stock Matthiola 'Anthony'
Stonecrop Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Stonecrop, Ice plant Sedum Herbstfreude Group 'Herbstfreude'
Stonecrop, Ice plant Sedum
Straw flower Bracteantha bracteata
Strawberry Fragaria
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa 'Malwina'
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa 'Marshmello'
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa 'Mignonette'
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa 'Vibrant'
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa 'Viva Rosa'
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa 'Elan'
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa 'Lusa'
Strawberry Fragaria x ananassa 'Malling Centenary'
Strawberry foxglove Digitalis x mertonensis
Strawberry tree Arbutus
Strawberry Tree, Hybrid Strawberry Tree Arbutus x andrachnoides
Strawberry tree, Cane apple Arbutus unedo
Strawflower, Everlasting flower, Immortelle Helichrysum bracteatum
String of Hearts, Rosary Vine Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii
String sedge Carex chordorrhiza
Sugar beet Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. saccharifera
Sugar maple, Silver maple, Rock maple, White maple, Soft maple Acer saccharum
Sugar maple 'Green Mountain' Acer saccharum 'Green Mountain'
Sugar snap, Snap pea Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon
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 'Lemon Queen'
Sunflower Helianthus 'Sunray'
Sunflower Helianthus 'Sunsation'
Sunflower Helianthus annuus
Sunflower Helianthus annuus 'Cinnamon Sun'
Sunflower Helianthus annuus 'Pastiche'
Sunflower Helianthus annuus 'Prado Red'
Sunflower Helianthus annuus 'Russian Giant'
Sunflower Helianthus annuus 'Velvet Queen'
Sunflower Helianthus atrorubens 'Monarch'
Sunflower Helianthus salicifolius
Sunflower Helianthus annuus 'Claret'
Sunflower Helianthus annuus 'Red Sun'
Sunflower Helianthus debilis
Sunflower Helianthus debilis 'Vanilla Ice'
Sunflower Helianthus debilis 'Moonwalker'
Sunflower Helianthus 'Eversun'
Sunflower Helianthus 'Mammoth'
Swamp Cypress Taxodium distichum
Swamp lily, White Powell lily Crinum x powellii 'Album'
Swamp meadow grass Poa palustris
Swede, Rutabaga Brassica napus subsp. rapifera 'Invitation'
Swede, Swedish turnip, Neep Brassica napus var. napobrassica
Swede, Swedish turnip, Neep Brassica napus var. napobrassica 'Tweed'
Sweet alyssum Lobularia maririma
Sweet box Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna
Sweet Box, Winter Box Sarcococca hookeriana WINTER GEM ('Pmoore03' PBR)
Sweet briar rose Rosa rubiginosa
Sweet cherry Prunus avium
Sweet cherry Prunus avium 'Merton Glory'
Sweet cherry Prunus avium 'Kordia'
Sweet chestnut Castanea sativa
Sweet cicely Myrrhis odorata
Sweet corn, Maize Zea mays 'Earliking'
Sweet corn Zea mays var. rugosa 'Honeydew'
Sweet corn, Maize Zea mays 'Mini Pop'
Sweet flag, Variegated flag iris, Flag iris Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'
Sweet gum Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweet marjoram Origanum majorana
Sweet pea Lathyrus 'Appeal'
Sweet pea Lathyrus 'Spencer Mix'
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 'Sir Jimmy Shand'
Sweet pea Lathyrus 'Mumsie'
Sweet pea Lathyrus 'Adam Hastings'
Sweet pea Lathyrus 'Platinum Sensation'
Sweet pea Lathyrus 'Charlie's Angels'
Sweet pea Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani'
Sweet pepper Capsicum 'Cabeneros'
Sweet Pepper Capsicum 'Sweet Cupid'
Sweet pepper, Yellow pepper Capsicum 'Mohawk'
Sweet rocket Hesperis matronalis 'Alba Plena'
Sweet rocket, Dame's violet Hesperis matronalis
Sweet vernalgrass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Sweet violet Viola 'Rubra'
Sweet violet, Parma violet Viola odorata
Sweet violet Viola 'Coeur d' Alsace'
Sweet violet Viola odorata 'Coeur d' Alsace'
Sweet violet Viola odorata 'Aurea'
Sweet violet Viola odorata 'Miracle Mixed'
Sweet violet Viola odorata 'Odorata Rubra'
Sweet violet Viola 'Bournemouth Gem'
Sweet William, Carnation, Dianthus Dianthus 'Amazon Rose Magic' (Amazon Series)
Sweet William, Bearded pink, London Pride. Dianthus barbatus
Sweet woodruff, Yew Asperula odorata
Sweet-grass Glyceria
Sweet-scented joe-pyeweed, Trumpet weed, Joe Pye weed, Gravel weed Eutrochium purpureum
Sweetcorn, Sweet corn, Sugar corn Zea mays var. rugosa
Sweetspires Itea
Swiss chard, Seakale beet,Spinach beet Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla
Swiss chard, Ruby chard, Rhubard chard, Seakale beet Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens
Swiss chard, Ruby chard, Rhubard chard, Spinach beet Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens 'Bright Lights'
Swiss willow Salix helvetica
Swiss-cheese Plant Monstera deliciosa
Switch grass Panicum virgatum
Sword fern, Boston fern Nephrolepis exaltata
Sword lily Gladiolus 'Esta Bonita'
Sword lily Gladiolus 'Green Woodpecker'
Sycamore (UK), Sycamore maple (USA) Acer pseudoplatanus
Sycamore, Sycamore maple Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'

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