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

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