Plant Common Names

A list of plant common names plus their scientific plant names. My page is actually a plant reference by common name of perennial plants and flowers.

This plant-by-plant guide is organized by the plants botanical, scientific latin names.

Not all gardeners are familiar with the scientific names of their favorite perennials.

So therefore I have created a dictionary of common plant names to make it easier for you to find the plant you are looking for.

The first plant name listed in the common name you are familiar with.

And then the scientific botanical name is next to it.

This will also help educate you about the purpose of plant names, which is to organize the the world of plants.

The common name of a plant is easy to pronounce and, at times, wonderfully descriptive.

The bottom line on botanical names is that they are the key to getting the right plant, so keep that in mind when shopping for plants.

Perennial Plants

Perennial Plants



Plant Index by Common Name

Adam’s Needle-Yucca     Onion Bulbs-Allium
Alumroot-Heuchera     Anise Hyssop-Agastache
Baby’s Breath-Gypsophila     Ballon Flower-Platycodon
Baneberry-Actaea     Barrenwort-Epimedium
Basket of Gold-Arabis     Bear’s Breeches-Acanthus
Beardtongue-Penstemon     Bee Balm-Monarda
Bellflower-Campanula     Betony-Stachys
Blackberry Lily-Belamcanda     Black-eyed Susan-Rudbeckia
Blanket Flower-Gaillardia     Blazing Star-Liatris
Bleedinh Heart-Dicentra     Bluebeard-Caryopteris
Bluestar-Amsonia     Bowman’s Root-Gillenia
Bugbane-Actaea     Bugle-Ajuga
Bugloss-Anchusa     Burnett-Sanguisorba
Butterfly Weed-Asclepias     Catmint-Nepeta
Campion-Lynchnis     Candy Lily-Belamcanda
Candytuft-Iberus     Cardinal Flower-Lobelia
Checkerbloom-Alcea     Christmas Rose-Helleborus
Cinquefoil-Potentilla     Columbine-Aquilegia
Comfrey-Symphytum     Coneflower-Rudbeackia
Coneflower, Purple-Echinacea     Coral Bells-Heuchera
Cornflower-Centaurea     Creanesbill-Geranium
Daylily-Hemerocallis     Dead Nettle-Lamium
Dittany-Dictamnus     Dropwort-Filipendula
Evening Primrose-Oenothera     False Indigo-Baptisia
Fennel-Foeniculum     Feverfew-Tanacetum
Flax-Linum     Fleeceflower-Persicaria
Foamflower-Tiarella     Foxglove-Digitalis
Gas Plant-Dictamnus     Gayfeather-Liatris
Ginger-Asarum     Globe Thistle-Echinops
Globeflower-Trollius     Gloriosa Daisy-Rudbeckia
Goat’s Beard-Aruncus     Golden Glow-Rudbeckia
Golden Lace-Patrinia     Goldenrod-Solidago
Hardy Ageratum-Eupatorium     Hardy Geranium-Geranium
Hardy Hibiscus-Hibiscus     Hollyhook-Alcea
Iceland Poppy-Papaver     Ironweed-Vernonia
Italian Arum-Arum     Jacob’s Ladder-Polemonium
Jerusalem Sage-Phlomis     Joe-Pye Weed-Eupatorium
Jupiter’s Beard-Centranthus     Knapweed-Centaurea
Lady’s Mantle-Alchemilla     Ladybells-Canpanula
Lamb’s Ears-Stachys     Lenten Rose-Helleborus
Loosestrife-Lysimachia     Lungwort-Pulmonaria
Mallow-Malva     Maltese Cross-Lychnis
Meadow Rue-Thalictrum     Meadowsweet-Filipendula
Milkweed-Asclepias     Monkshood-Aconitum
Montauk Daisy-Leucanthemum     Montbretia-Crocosmia
Mugwort-Artemisia     Mullein-Verbascum
Mum-Chrysanthemum     Nippon Daisy-Leucanthemum
Obedient Plant-Physostegia     Oregano-Origanum
Oriental Poppy-Papaver     Oxeye Daisy-Leucanthemum
Oxeye-Heliopsis     Painted Daisy-Tanacetum
Pasque Flower-Anemone     Peony-Paeonia
Perennial Flax-Linum     Perennial Statice-Limonium
Pincushion Flower-Scabiosa     Pink-Dianthus
Plantain Lily-Hosta     Poppy-Papaver
Primrose-Primula     Evening Primrose-Oenothera
Red Valerian-Centranthus     Red-hot Poker-Kniphofia
Rock Cress-Arabis     Rose Campion-Lychnis
Russian Sage-Perovskia     Sea Holly-Eryngium
Sea Kale-Crambe     Sedge-Carex
Shasta Daisy-Leucanthemum     Siberian Bugloss-Brunnera
Black Snakeroot-Actaea     White Snakeroot-Eupatorium
Sneezeweed-Helenium     Soapwort-Saponaria
Solomon’s Seal-Polygonatum     Speedwell-Veronica
Spiderwort-Tradescantia     Spotted Lamium-Lamium
Spurge-Euphorbia     Perennial Statice-Limonium
Stonecrop-Sedum     Sundrops-Oenthera
Sunflower, false-Heliopsis     Sunflower Perennial-Helianthus
Thrift-Armeria     Tickseed-Coreopsis
Toad Lily-Tricyrtis     Torch Lily-Kniphofia
Turtlehead-Chelone     Vervain-Verbena
Wild Ginger-Asarum     Wild Indigo-Baptisia
Windflower-Anemone     Wormwood-Artemisia
Yarrow-Achillea     Yellow Archangel-Lamium

I hope this plant reference of plant common names will make it easier to find the exact perennial flower you want to plant in your garden.

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