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Index of
COMMON NAMES to LATIN NAMES


This index lists the common name followed by the biological name. It should help you find perennials for which you do not know the botanical (Latin) name. This index in in alphabetical order by Common Name; if you wish to look up a Latin Name to see what the Common Name is, use the Ctrl-F function in your browser to search for the Latin Name.

Compiled by Peggy Gannon.


Adam's needle: Yucca filamentosa
Alyssum, perennial: Alyssum saxatile compactum
Arnsonia: Amsonia
Anise Hyssop: Agastache foeniculum
Artemesia: Artemesia
Aster: Aster
Astilbe: Astilbe
Aurinia: Alyssum saxatile compactum
Avens: Geum

Baby's breath: Gypsophila
Bachelor's button, perennial: Centauria montana
Balloon flower: Platycodon
Basket of gold: Alyssum saxatile compactum
Beardtongue: Penstemon
Bee balm: Monarda
Bellflower: Campanula
Bellflower, yellow: Kirengeshoma
Bishopsweed: Aegopodium
Bistort: Persicaria
Black-eyed Susan: Rudbeckia
Black cohosh: Cimicifuga (see Herbs)
Blanket flower: Gaillardia
Bleeding heart: Dicentra
Blue bells of Scotland: Campanula rotundifolia
Boltonia: Boltonia
Boston Ivy: Parthenocissus tricuspidata
Bugleweed: Ajuga
Buttercup, English: Trollius
Butterfly weed: Asclepius tuberosa

Candytuft: Iberis sempervirens
Carpathian harebell: Campanula carpatica
Catmint: Nepeta mussini
Clematis: Clematis
Clove pink: Dianthus 'Spotti'
Columbine: Aquilegia
Commelina: Commelina
Coneflower: Echinacea or Rudbeckia
Coral bells: Heuchera
Cranesbill geranium: Geranium sanguineum
Creeping cinquefoil: Potentilla verna 'Nana'
Creeping Jenny: Lysimachia nummularia
Creeping phlox: Phlox subulata
Crownvetch: Coronilla varia
Cupid's dart: Catananche
Cushion spurge: Euphorbia polychroma

Daisy, Marguerite: Anthemis tinctoria
Daisy, Montauk: Chrysanthemum
Daisy, painted: Pyrethrum
Daisy, shasta, Chrysanthemum
Daylily: Hemerocallis
Dead netle: Lamium

Edelweiss: Leontopodium alpinum
English buttercup: Trollius
English daisy: Bellis perennis
English ivy: Hedera helix
Evening Primrose: Oenathera fruticosa

Fairy candles: Cimicifuga ramosa
False indigo: Baptisia australis
Falkse lupine: Thermopsis montana
False spirea: Astilbe
Fern, cinnamon: Osmunda cinnamonea
Fern, Japanese painted: Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Fern, lady: Athyrium Felix-femina
Fern, maidenhair: Adiantum pendatum
Feverfew: Matricaria
Flax, perennial: Linumperenne
Fleabane: Erigeron

Forget-me-not: Myosotis
Foxglove: Digitalis

Gas plant: Dictamnus
Gayfeather: Liatris
Geranium, wild: Geranium sanguineum
Globe flower: Trollius
Globe thistle: Echinops ritro
Gloriosa daisy: Rudbeckia hirta
Goatsbeard: Aruncis sylvestris
Golden moneywort: Lysimachia nummularia aurea
Goldenrod: Solidago
Grass, blue oat: Helictotrichon sempervirens
Grass, cord: Sparrina pectinata
Grass, feather reed: Calamagrostis acutiflora stricta
Grass, yellow brome or Canada brome: Bromus inermus
Grass, ribbon: Phalaris arundinacea picta
Grass, silver banner: Miscanthus sinensis

Hens & chicks: Sempervivum
High mallow: Malva sylvestris
Hollyhock: Alcea
Hosta: hosta

Ivy, English: Hedera Helix

Jacob's ladder: Polemonium
Johnny jump-up: Viola cornuta
Jupiter's Beard: Centranthus ruber

Ladybells: Adenophera
Lady's mantle: Alchemilla mollis
Lambs' ears: Stachys byzantina
Lavender: Lavandula
Leopard's bane: Doronicum
Lily: Lilium
Lily of the valley: Convallaria
Loosestrife, purple: Lythrum
Loosestrife, yellow: Lysimachia punctata
Loosestrife, gooseneck: Lysimachia cletheroides
Lungwort: Sticta pulmonaria
Lupine: Lupinus

Mallow: Malva
Maltese cross: Lychnis chalcedonica
Meadow sage: Salvia supurba
Meadowsweet: Filipendula
Missouri primrose: Oenothera
Monkshood: Aconitum napellus
Mountain bluet: Centauria montana
Musk mallow: Malva

Obedient plant: Physostegia

Painted daisy: Pyrethrum coccineum
Pearly everlasting: Anaphalis yedoensis
Periwinkle: Vinca minor
Phlox, creeping: Phlox subulata
Phlox, early: Phlox Carolina
Phlox, tall garden: Phlox paniculata
Phlox, woodland: Phlox divaricata
Pincushion flower: Scabiosa caucasia
Pink: Dianthus
Plantain lily: Hosta
Poppy, Iceland: Papaver nudicaule
Poppy, Oriental: Papaver orientalis
Poppy, Plume: Macleaya
Primrose: Polyanthus

Red hot poker: Kniphofia
Rock cress: Arabis alpina
Rocket: Ligularia, or Hesperis matronalis
Rose campion: Lychnis coronaria
Russian sage: Perovskia

Sea holly: Eryngium
Sea thrift: Armeria
Shasta daisy: Chrysanthemum maximum
Silver lace vine: Fallopia
Snakeroot: Cimicifuga
Sneezeweed: Helenium
Snow in summer: Cerastium tomentosum
Soapwort: Saponaria ocymoides
Speedwell: Veronica spicata
Spiderwort: Tradescantia
Spurge, cushion: Euphorbia
Statice, German: Statice dumosa
Statice, sea lavender: Limonium latifolia
Stonecrop: Sedum
Strawberry, alpine:  Fragaria vesca
Sunflower, false: Heliopsis
Sweet pea, perennial: Lathyrus latifolia
Sweet rocket: Hesperis matronalis
Sweet William: Dianthus barbatus 'Double midget mix'
Sweet William, tall: Dianthus barbatus 'Hollandia'

Thistle, globe: Echinops ritro
Tickseed: Coreopsis
Transvaal daisy: Gerbera

Veronica: Veronica
Viola: Viola
Violet: Viola odorata
Virginia bluebells: Mertensia
Virginia creeper: Vitis hederacea

Wintercreeper: Euonymous fortunei
Woodruff, sweet: see Herbs

Yarrow: Achillea
Yucca: Yucca filamentosa

Zebra hollyhock: Malva zebrina


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