Plants by botanic name

Below is a list of plant names beginning with the letter 'c', 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)
Calamagrostis Feather reed grass
Calamagrostis canescens Purple Small-reed
Calamagrostis epigejos Wood Small-reed
Calamagrostis purpurea Scandinavian Small-reed
Calamagrostis scotica Scottish Small-reed
Calamagrostis stricta Narrow Small-reed
Calamagrostis x acutiflora Feather reed grass
Calendula officinalis Marigold, English marigold, pot marigold
Calendula officinalis Marigold, Pot marigold
Calibrachoa Million Bells
Calla palustris Bog arum, Marsh arum
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Calluna vulgaris Heather
Caltha palustris Golden Kingcups
Caltha palustris Marsh marigold, Double King Cup
Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold, Double Marsh Marigold, Water Buttercup
Camassia leichtlinii Quamash
Camellia Camellia
Camellia x williamsii Camellia
Campanula Campanula
Campanula Canterbury Bell, Cup and Saucer
Campanula glomerata Bellflower, Clustered bellflower
Campanula lactiflora Broad-leaved bellflower
Campanula lactiflora Campanula, Milky bellflower
Campanula poscharskyana Bellflower
Campsis Trumpet vine
Canna Canna lily
Canna indica Indian shot plant
Capsicum Chilli
Capsicum Pepper
Capsicum Pepper, Capsicum
Capsicum Red pepper
Capsicum Sweet pepper
Capsicum Sweet pepper, Yellow pepper
Capsicum Yellow pepper
Capsicum annuum Bell pepper, pepper
Capsicum annuum Bell pepper, pepper, Capsicum
Capsicum annuum Ornamental pepper, Capsicum
Capsicum anuum Chilli
Caragana arborescens Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub
Cardamine pratensis Lady's smock, Cuckoo flower
Carex Sedges
Carex acuta Slender tufted sedge
Carex acutiformis Lesser pond sedge
Carex appropinquata Fibrous tussock sedge
Carex aquatilis Water sedge
Carex arenaria Sand sedge
Carex atrata Black alpine sedge
Carex atrofusca Scorched alpine sedge
Carex bigelowii Stiff sedge
Carex binervis Green-ribbed sedge
Carex buchananii Leatherleaf sedge
Carex buxbaumii Club sedge
Carex capillaris Hair sedge
Carex caryophyllea Spring sedge
Carex chordorrhiza String sedge
Carex curta White sedge
Carex davalliana Davall's sedge
Carex depauperata Starved wood sedge
Carex diandra Lesser tussock sedge
Carex digitata Fingered sedge
Carex dioica Dioecious sedge
Carex distans Distant sedge
Carex disticha Brown sedge
Carex divisa Divided sedge
Carex divulsa Grey sedge
Carex echinata Star sedge
Carex elata Turfted sedge
Carex elongata Elongated sedge
Carex ericetorum Rare spring sedge
Carex extensa Long-bracted sedge
Carex filiformis Downy-fruited sedge
Carex flacca Glaucous sedge
Carex flagellifera Sedge
Carex flava Large yellow sedge
Carex hirta Hairy sedge
Carex hostiana Tawny sedge
Carex humilis Dwarf sedge
Carex lachenalii Hare's-foot sedge
Carex laevigata Smooth-stalked sedge
Carex lasiocarpa Slender sedge
Carex limosa Bog sedge
Carex magellanica Tall bog sedge
Carex maritima Curved sedge
Carex microglochin Bristle sedge
Carex montana Soft-leaved sedge
Carex morrowi Variegated sedge
Carex muricata Prickly sedge
Carex nigra Common sedge
Carex norvegica Close-headed alpine sedge
Carex ornithopoda Bird's-foot sedge
Carex oshimensis Wood sedge
Carex otrubae False fox sedge
Carex ovalis Oval sedge
Carex pallescens Pale sedge
Carex panicea Carnation sedge
Carex paniculata Greater tussock sedge
Carex pauciflora Few-flowered sedge
Carex pendula Pendulous sedge
Carex pilulifera Pill sedge
Carex pseudocyperus Cyperus sedge
Carex pulicaris Flea sedge
Carex punctata Dotted sedge
Carex rariflora Mountain bog sedge
Carex recta Estuarine sedge
Carex remota Remote sedge
Carex riparia Greater pond sedge, Sedge
Carex rostrata Bottle sedge
Carex rupestris Rock sedge
Carex saxatilis Russet sedge
Carex siderosticha Broad-leaved sedge
Carex spicata Spiked sedge
Carex strigosa Thin-spiked wood sedge
Carex sylvatica Wood sedge
Carex testacea New Zealand Sedge
Carex trinervis Three-nerved sedge
Carex vaginata Sheathed sedge
Carex vesicaria Bladder sedge
Carex viridula Yellow sedge
Carex vulpina True fox sedge
Carex vulpinoidea American fox sedge
Carmona Tropical tea tree
Carmona microphylla Fukien tea tree
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam, Common hornbeam, Horse beech
Carthamus tinctoria Safflower
Caryota urens Fish Tail Palm
Castanea sativa Sweet chestnut
Catabrosa aquatica Whorl-grass
Catalpa bignonioides Indian bean tree
Catapodium marinum Sea Fern-grass
Catapodium rigidum Fern-grass
Ceanothus Californian lilac
Ceanothus Ceanothus
Ceanothus Ceanothus, Californian lilac
Ceanothus arboreus Ceanothus, Californian lilac
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Creeping blue blossom
Ceanothus x delileanus Ceanothus
Ceanothus x delileanus Ceanothus, Californian lilac
Cedrus libani Cedar, Lebanon Cedar, Cedar of Lebanon
Celastrus orbiculatus Bittersweet
Celosia argentea Celosia
Celosia cristata Cockscomb
Centaurea centaurium Knapweed
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower
Centaurea macroephala Golden Greater Knapweed
Centaurea scabiosa Greater Knapweed
Centranthus ruber Red valerian
Cephalanthera damasonium White Helleborine
Cephalanthera longifolia Narrow-leaved Helleborine
Cephalanthera rubra Red Helleborine
Cephalocereus senilis Old man cactus
Cerastium nigrescens Shetland mouseear
Cerastium tomentosum Snow in summer
Ceratophyllum demersum Hornwort
Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud
Cercis siliquastrum Judas tree, Redbud
Cereus peruvianus Peruvian Apple, Cactus
Chaenomeles japonica Japanese Quince, Maule's Quince, Japonica
Chaenomeles speciosa Ornamental quince
Chaenomeles speciosa Ornamental quince, Chinese Flowering Quince, Japonica
Chaenomeles x superba Japanese quince, flowering quince
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Lawson cypress
Chamaemelum nobile Chamomile, Lawn chamomile
Chamaerops humilis Hardy fan palm, Dwarf fan palm
Chasmanthe aethiopica Cobra lily
Chasmanthe bicolor Chasmanthe
Chasmanthe floribunda South African cornflag
Cheiranthus cheiri Wallflower
Chenopodium bonus-henricus Good King Henry, Poor-man's Asparagus, Perennial Goosefoot
Chenopodium giganteum Tree spinach
Chenopodium murale Nettle-leaved goosefoot
Chimonanthus praecox Wintersweet
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis Square-stemmed Bamboo
Chionodoxa forbesii Glory-of-the-Snow
Chionodoxa luciliae Glory-of-the-Snow
Chionodoxa sardensis Lesser Glory-of-the-snow
Choisya ternata Mexican orange blossom
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Ox eye daisy
Chrysanthemum segetum Corn marigold
Chusquea culeou Bamboo
Cichorium intybus Chicory, Common chicory
Cichorium intybus Italian chicory, Radicchio
Cimicifuga simplex Bugbane
Cirsium arvense Canada thistle, Creeping thistle
Cirsium rivulare Brook thistle, Ornamental thistle, Thistle
Cistus Sun rose
Cistus x argenteus Rock rose
Cistus x purpureus Rock rose
Citrus bergamia Bergamote orange
Cladium mariscus Great fen sedge, Saw sedge
Clarkia Godetia
Clematis Clematis
Clematis alpina Clematis
Clematis armandii Clematis, Evergreen clematis
Clematis cirrhosa Fern-leaved clematis
Clematis macropetala Clematis
Clematis montana Clematis
Clematis orientalis Clematis
Clematis rehderiana Clematis
Clematis tangutica Clematis
Clematis texensis Clematis
Clematis triternata Clematis
Clematis viticella Clematis
Clematis x cartmanii Clematis
Cocos nucifera Coconut palm, Coconut
Coeloglossum viride Frog Orchid
Coincya wrightii Lundy cabbage
Colchicum Meadow saffron, autumn-flowering crocus
Colchicum autumnale Meadow saffron
Colchicum speciosum Meadow saffron
Consolida Larkspur
Convallaria Lily-of-the-valley
Convallaria majalis Lily-of-the-valley
Convolvulus cneorum Convolvulus
Coprinus comatus Shaggy inkcap
Corallorhiza trifida Early coralroot, Coralroot orchid
Cordyline australis Cordyline, cabbage tree, Torbay palm
Cordyline indivisa Cordyline
Coreopsis Coreopsis
Coreopsis grandiflora Tickseed
Coreopsis tinctoria Tickseed
Coreopsis verticillata Thread leaf coreopsis, tickseed
Coriandrum sativum Coriander
Cornus alba Dogwood, Red barked dogwood
Cornus alba Red barked dogwood, Siberian dogwood
Cornus alba 'Sibirica Variegata' Siberian dogwood
Cornus alternifolia Dogwood
Cornus canadensis Creeping dogwood
Cornus kousa Dogwood
Cornus sanguinea Dogwood
Cornus stolonifera Dogwood
Corokia cotoneaster Wire-netting bush
Cortaderia fulvida Toetoe
Cortaderia richardii Toetoe
Cortaderia selloana Pampas grass
Corydalis Climbing corydalis
Corylus Hazel
Corylus avellana Corkscrew Hazel, Harry Lauder's walking stick, Contorted Hazel
Corylus avellana Hazel
Corylus avellana Hazel, Cobnut
Corylus avellana Hazelnut
Corylus maxima Purple Hazel
Corynephorus canescens Grey hair grass
Cosmos bipinnatus Cosmos
Cotinus coggygria Smoke bush
Cotoneaster conspicuus Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster dammeri Bearberry cotoneaster
Cotoneaster horizontalis Wall-spray
Cotoneaster microphyllus Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster splendens Cotoneaster
Cotula Brass buttons
Cotula coronopifolia Brass buttons
Crambe maritima Sea kale
Crataegus laevigata Midland hawthorn
Crataegus monogyna English hawthorn, Hawthorn, Quickthorn, May, Whitethorn, Thorn
Crataegus monogyna Weeping Hawthorn
Crinodendron hookerianum Chilean lantern tree
Crithmum maritimum Rock samphire, samphire, sea fennel
Crocosmia Crocosmia, Montbretia
Crocosmia masoniorum Giant montbretia
Crocosmia paniculata Aunt eliza
Crocosmia pottsii Potts' montbretia
Crocosmia x latifolia Crocosmia
Crocus chrysanthus Golden crocus
Crocus flavus Pure yellow crocus
Crocus kotschyanus Kotschy's crocus
Crocus nudiflorus Autumn crocus
Crocus pulchellus Crocus, hairy crocus
Crocus sieberi Sieber's crocus
Crocus speciosus Bieberstein's crocus
Crocus tommasinianus Crocus, early crocus
Crocus vernus Spring crocus
Cryptotaenia japonica Japanese parsley
Cucubita maxima Squash
Cucubita moschata Butternut squash, Butternut
Cucubita pepo Courgette, Marrow
Cucubita pepo Marrow
Cucubita pepo Marrow, Courgette
Cucumis melo reticulatus Melon
Cucumis sativus Cucumber
Cucumis sativus Cucumber
Cucurbita Squash
Cucurbita pepo Courgette
Cucurbita pepo Courgette, Zucchini
Cucurbita pepo Courgette, Zucchini
Cucurbita pepo Pumpkin
Cupressocyparis leylandii Leylandii, Leyland cypress, Cypress
Cupressus sempervirens Italian cypress, Cypress
Cyathea australis Australian tree fern, Rough tree fern, Tree fern
Cyathea cooperi Australian tree fern, Cooper's tree fern, Tree fern
Cyathea cunninghamii Tree fern
Cyclamen Cyclamen
Cyclamen coum Cyclamen
Cyclamen europaeum Cyclamen
Cyclamen fatrense Cyclamen
Cyclamen hederifolium Cyclamen, Ivy-leaved cyclamen
Cyclamen neapolitanum Cyclamen
Cyclamen persicum Cyclamen
Cyclamen purpurascens Cyclamen
Cymbalaria muralis Ivy-leaved toadflax
Cynara cardunculus Cardoon, Artichoke, Cardoon
Cynara cardunculus Cardoon, Artichoke, Globe artichoke
Cynara scolymus Globe Artichoke
Cynara scolymus Globe artichoke, Artichoke
Cynodon dactylon Bermuda grass
Cynodon incompletus African Bermuda grass
Cynosurus cristatus Crested dog's tail
Cynosurus echinatus Rough dog's tail
Cyperus alternifolius Sedge
Cyperus eragrostis Pale Galingale
Cyperus fuscus Brown Galingale
Cyperus longus Galingale
Cypripedium calceolus Lady's slipper orchid
Cytisus scoparius Common broom, broom

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