Plants by botanic name

Below is a list of plant names beginning with the letter 's', 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)
Sagittaria latifolia Duck potato
Sagittaria rigida Canadian arrowhead
Sagittaria sagittifolia Arrowhead
Sagittaria subulata Narrow-leaved arrowhead
Saintpaulia African violet
Salicornia fragilis Yellow glasswort
Salix Willow
Salix alba White willow
Salix alba Willow
Salix babylonica Corkscrew willow
Salix caprea Willow, Goat willow, Pussy willow
Salix cinerea Grey willow
Salix daphnoides Violet willow
Salix elaeagnos Hoary willow
Salix exigua Coyote willow
Salix fragilis Crack willow
Salix helvetica Swiss willow
Salix humillis Prairie willow
Salix lanata Woolly willow
Salix lapponum Downy willow
Salix myrsinifolia Dark-leaved willow
Salix pentandra Bay Willow
Salix repens Creeping willow
Salix viminalis Osier, Common Osier
Salvia Sage
Salvia argentea Silver sage
Salvia aurea Golden sage
Salvia confertiflora Sabra spike sage
Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Pineapple' Pineapple scented sage
Salvia guaranitica Sapphire sage, Sage, Hummingbird sage, Anise scented sage
Salvia horminum Painted sage
Salvia jamensis 'Hot Lips' Sage
Salvia lavandulifolia Narrow-leaved sage
Salvia microphylla Blackcurrant sage
Salvia microphylla Sage
Salvia miltiorrhiza 'BLBP 01' (Chinese sage) Chinese sage
Salvia nemorosa Mother of God's Plant
Salvia officinalis Common sage, Sage
Salvia officinalis Purple sage, Purple-leaved sage
Salvia officinalis Sage, common sage
Salvia officinalis Tricolour sage
Salvia pratensis Meadow sage, meadow clary
Salvia rutilans Pineapple sage
Salvia sclarea Clary sage
Salvia uliginosa Bog sage
Salvia viridis Painted sage
Salvia x superba Salvia
Sambucus Elder
Sambucus nigra Common elder, Elder
Sambucus nigra Elder
Sanguisorba minor Salad burnet, Pimpinella
Santolina chamaecyparissus Cotton lavender, Lavender cotton
Saponaria officinalis Soapwort
Sarcococca Winter flowering honeysuckle, Christmas box
Sarcococca humilis Christmas box
Sasa palmata Broad-leaved bamboo
Sasa veitchii Veitch's bamboo
Sasaella ramosa Hairy bamboo
Satureja hortensis Summer savory
Satureja montana Winter savory
Satureja repandra Creeping savory
Satureja spicigera Creeping savory
Satureja thymbra Thyme leaved savory
Saxifraga spathularis St Patrick's Cabbage
Saxifraga umbrosa Pyrenean saxifrage
Saxifraga x urbium London Pride
Scabiosa atropurpurea Scabious
Scabiosa caucasica Scabious
Scabiosa columbaria Small scabious
Scheuchzeria palustris Rannoch rush
Schizostylis coccinea Kaffir lily
Schoenoplectus Zebra Grass
Schoenoplectus lacustris Common Club Rush
Schoenoplectus pungens Sharp club rush
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Grey club rush
Schoenoplectus triqueter Triangular club rush
Schoenus ferrugineus Brown bog rush
Schoenus nigricans Black bog rush
Scilla autumnalis Autumn squill
Scilla bifolia Alpine squill
Scilla liliohyacinthus Pyrenean squill
Scilla messeniaca Greek squill
Scilla peruviana Portuguese squill
Scilla siberica Siberian squill
Scilla verna Spring squill
Scirpus holoschoenus Round-headed club rush
Scirpus sylvaticus Wood club rush
Scutellaria lateriflora Skullcap
Sedum Stonecrop
Sedum Stonecrop, Ice plant
Sedum Stonecrop, Ice plant
Sedum acre Biting stonecrop, Common stonecrop
Sedum spectabile Ice plant
Sedum x rubrotinctum Christmas cacti, Pork and Beans
Sempervivum Houseleek, Hens and Chicks
Sempervivum textorum Houseleek
Senecio cineraria Cineraria
Senecio jacobaea Stinking nanny, Ragwort, Cankerwort
Senecio x hybridus Cineraria
Serissa japonica Tree of a Thousand Stars
Sesleria caerulea Blue moor grass
Setaria viridis Green bristle grass
Sidalcea False Mallow
Silene dioica Red campion
Silene latifolia White campion
Silybum marianum Milk thistle
Simethis planifolia Kerry lily
Sisymbrium alliaria Garlic mustard
Sisyrinchium bermudiana Blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium californicum Yellow-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium laxum Veined yellow-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium montanum American blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium striatum Pale yellow-eyed grass
Smyrnium olusatrum Alexanders
Solanum crispum Potato vine
Solanum jasminoides Potato vine
Solanum melongena Aubergine
Solanum melongena Aubergine, Egg plant
Solanum pseudocapsicum Winter cherry, Jerusalem cherry
Soleirolia soleirolii Baby's tears, Mind-your-own business
Solenostemon Coleus
Solidago Golden rod
Sophora Kowhai
Sorbus Sorbus
Sorbus aria Whitebeam
Sorbus aucuparia Mountain ash, Rowan, Sorbus
Sorbus torminalis Wild service tree
Sorghum halepense Johnson grass
Sparaxis grandiflora Plain harlequin flower
Sparganium angustifolium Floating bur reed
Sparganium emersum Unbranched bur reed
Sparganium erectum Branched bur reed
Sparganium natans Least bur reed
Spartina alterniflora Smooth cord grass
Spartina anglica Common cord grass
Spartina maritima Small cord grass
Spartina pectinata Prairie cord grass
Spathiphyllum Peace lily
Spinacia oleracea Spinach
Spinacia oleracea Spinach, Summer spinach
Spiraea Bridal wreath, Foam of May
Spiraea x arguta Bridal wreath, Foam of May
Spiranthes aestivalis Summer lady's tresses
Spiranthes romanzoffiana Irish lady's tresses
Spiranthes spiralis Autumn lady's tresses
Spirodela polyrhiza Greater duckweed
Stachys affinis Chinese artichoke, Artichoke
Stachys byzantina Rabbit's ears
Stachys lanata Rabbit's ears
Stachys officinalis Red betony
Staphylea colchica Bladder nut
Stellaria holostea Greater Stitchwort
Stenocereus marginatus Mexican fencepost cactus
Sternbergia lutea Autumn daffodil, Winter daffodil
Stipa Giant stipas
Stipa arundinacea Pheasant grass, Pheasant's tail grass, Ornamental grass
Stipa gigantea Golden cat grass, Golden oats
Stipa neesiana American needle grass
Stipa tenacissima Needle grass
Stipa tenuissima Feather grass, Mexican feather grass, Texas needle grass
Stratiotes aloides Water soldier
Streptocarpus Cape primrose
Succisa pratensis Devil's bit scabious
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coralberry
Symphytum Comfrey
Symphytum caucasicum Nitbone, Blue Comfrey
Syringa Lilac
Syringa meyeri Lilac

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