Plants by botanic name

Below is a list of plant names beginning with the letter 'a', 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)
Arctotis African daisy
Agapanthus africanus Agapanthus, African lily
Agapanthus africanus Agapanthus, African blue lily, African lily
Ageratum Ageratum
Agrimonia Agrimony
Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony
Alnus glutinosa Alder
Aloe Aloe vera, Barbados aloe
Aloe vera Aloe vera
Alopecurus borealis Alpine foxtail
Alchemilla alpina Alpine lady's mantle, Lady's mantle
Alyssum Alyssum
Alyssum maritimum Alyssum
Alyssum saxatile Alyssum
Alyssum maritimum Alyssum, Sweet alyssum
Amaranthus Amaranthus
Amaranthus caudatus Amaranthus, Love-lies-bleeding, Tassel flower
Amaryllis Amaryllis
Allium unifolium American garlic
Aster ericoides American heath aster
Ammophila breviligulata American marram
Anemone blanda Anemone, Windflower
Anemone coronaria Anemone
Anemone x hybrida Anemone
Anemone multifida Anemone
Anthoxanthum aristatum Annual vernalgrass
Alcea ficifolia Antwerp hollyhock, Fig-leaved hollyhock, hollyhock
Aquilegia vulgaris Aquilegia, Columbine
Artemisia ludoviciana Artemisia, Western mugwort
Asparagus officinalis Asparagus
Asparagus officinalis 'Blacklim' Asparagus
Aster novi-belgii 'Ada Ballard' Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Crimson Brocade' Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Eventide' Aster
Aster 'Giant Princess Azure Blue' Aster
Aster 'Giants of California' Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Lady Frances' Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Lady in Blue' Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Rose Bonnet' Aster
Aster 'Single Giant' Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Winston S Churchill' Aster
Aster cordifolius Aster
Aster cordifolius 'Little Carlow' Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster ericoides 'Ester' Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster lateriflorus 'Horizontalis' Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster novae-angliae 'Lou Williams' Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' Aster, Michaelmas daisy
Aster novi-belgii 'Carnival' Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Fellowship' Aster
Aster novi-belgii 'Marie Ballard' Aster
Astilbe Astilbe
Astrantia major 'Roma' Astrantia
Aubrieta Aubretia, Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia
Aubrieta deltoidea Aubretia, Rock cress, Aubrieta, Aubrietia
Azalea Azalea
Acanthus mollis Bear's breeches
Acanthus spinosus Bear's breeches
Amaryllis belladonna Belladonna lily, amarillo, Jersey lily
Agrostis gigantea Black bent
Alopecurus myosuroides Black grass, Slender meadow foxtail
Aristea ecklonii Blue corn lily
Agapanthus praecox Blue lily, African lily, Lily of the Nile
Acer negundo Box elder
Azara microphylla Boxleaf Azara
Agrostis curtisii Bristle bent
Avena strigosa Bristle Oat
Alcea setosa Bristly hollyhock
Arabis scabra Bristol rock-cress
Allium nigrum Broad-leaved leek
Agrostis vinealis Brown bent
Ajuga Bugle
Ajuga reptans Bugle
Alopecurus bulbosus Bulbous foxtail
Aponogeton distachyos Cape-pondweed
Apium graveolens Celeriac, Turnip-rooted celery
Apium graveolens Celery
Agave americana Century plant, American aloe
Anthemis Chamomile, Dog fennel
Anthriscus cerefolium Chervil
Actinidia deliciosa Chinese gooseberry, kiwi fruit
Allium sphaerocephalon Chive
Allium schoenoprasum Chives
Akebia quinata Chocolate vine
Aronia melanocarpa Chokeberry
Aquilegia Columbine, Aquilegia
Aquilegia alpina Columbine
Aquilegia bertolonii Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha Columbine
Aquilegia fragrans Columbine
Aquilegia scopulorum Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris Columbine
Aquilegia 'Georgia' Columbine
Agrostis capillaris Common bent
Althaea rosea Common hollyhock
Alisma plantago-aquatica Common water plantain, water plantain
Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' Coral bark maple
Acer 'Senkaki' Coral bark maple
Agrostemma githago Corn cockle
Anthriscus sylvestris Cow parsley
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping bent
Aloe arborescens Dear-horn cactus
Apera interrupta Dense silkybent
Aster 'Starlight' Dwarf aster
Anthemis tinctoria Dyers chamomile
Asperula tinctoria Dyers woodruff
Aira praecox Early hairgrass
Acer griseum Eastern maple, Paperbark maple, Paper-bark maple
Allium ampeloprasum Elephant garlic
Ammophila arenaria European marram grass
Arrhenatherum elatius False oat grass
Achillea filipendulina Fern-leaf yarrow
Allium paradoxum Few-flowered garlic
Allium oleraceum Field garlic
Acer campestre Field maple
Agaricus campestris Field mushroom
Acorus calamus Flag iris, Sweet flag
Anacyclus pyrethrum flattened Alexander's foot
Ageratum Floss flower, Ageratum
Alstroemeria Flower of the Incas
Artemisia dracunculus French tarragon
Acer japonicum Full moon maple
Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' Full moon maple
Acer shirasawanum Full moon maple, Japanese maple
Allium sativum Garlic
Allium sativum 'Thermidrome' Garlic
Arundo donax Giant reed, Spanish reed
Aruncus dioicus Goat's beard
Atriplex hortensis Gold orache
Aquilegia vulgaris Granny's bonnet, Columbine, Aquilegia
Armeria pseudarmeria 'Formosa' Great thrift
Armeria formosa Great thrift
Acer saccharinum Green mountain sugar maple
Atriplex halimus Grey sage brush
Allium subhirsutum Hairy garlic
Asplenium scolopendrium Hart's-tongue fern
Astrantia Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort
Astrantia major Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort
Agrostis castellana Highland bent
Alcea rosea 'Charter's Double' Hollyhock
Alcea rosea 'Nigra' Hollyhock
Aesculus hippocastanum Horse chestnut, conker tree
Armoracia Horseradish
Armoracia rusticana Horseradish
Aesculus indica Indian horse chestnut
Abutilon Indian mallow
Abutilon x suntense Indian mallow
Allium pendulinum Italian garlic
Arum italicum Italian Lords and Ladies, Cuckoo pint
Anemone x hybrida Japanese anemone, Windflower
Azalea japonica Japanese azalea
Acer palmatum Japanese maple
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' Japanese maple
Acer palmatum 'Garnet' Japanese maple
Athyrium niponicum Japanese painted fern
Aucuba japonica Japanese spotted laurel, Spotted laurel
Allium carinatum Keeled garlic
Anthyllis vulneraria Kidney vetch
Actinidia deliciosa Kiwi Fruit
Agastache pallida x rugosa 'Globetrotter' Korean mint
Athyrium filix-femina Lady fern
Allium scorodoprasum Lady garlic
Alchemilla Lady's mantle
Alchemilla mollis Lady's mantle
Alchemilla vulgaris Lady's mantle
Allium ampeloprasum Leek
Allium porrum Leek
Aloysia citrodor Lemon verbena
Aloysia triphylla Lemon verbena
Alyogyne huegelii Lilac hibiscus
Apera spica-venti Loose silkybent
Arum italicum Lords and Ladies, Cuckoo pint
Arum maculatum Lords and Ladies, Jack in the pulpit, Cuckoo Pint
Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair spleenwort
Acer Maple
Argyranthemum frutescens Marguerite, Paris daisy, Margauerite daisy
Ammophila Marram grass
Alopecurus geniculatus Marsh foxtail
Althaea officinalis Marshmallow
Astrantia maxima Masterwort
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow foxtail
Aster Michaelmas daisy, Aster
Aster x frikartii 'Mönch' Michaelmas daisy, Aster
Aster novi-belgii Michaelmas daisy, Aster
Abutilon x milleri Miller abutilon
Acacia dealbata Mimosa
Acacia dealbata 'Gaulois Astier' Mimosa
Araucaria araucana Monkey puzzle tree, Chile pine
Aconitum napellus Monkshood, Aconite, Wolfsbane
Adoxa moschatellina Moschatel, Mushroot
Arisarum proboscideuim Mouse tail plant
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort
Alisma lanceolatum Narrow-leaved water plantain
Allium neapolitanum Neapolitan garlic
Abies nordmanniana Nordmann fir, caucasian fir
Acer platanoides Norway maple
Acer platanoides Norway maple, Red maple, Soft maple
Avena sativa Oat
Artemisia borealis Old lady
Allium Onion
Allium 'Globemaster' Onion, Ornamental onion
Allium cepa Onion
Actinidia kolomikta Ornamental kiwi fruit, Variegated-leaf hardy kiwi
Allium hollandicum 'Purple sensation' Ornamental onion
Allium vineale Ornamental onion
Agrostis avenacea Pacific bent grass, Blown-grass, New Zealand wind grass
Allium cristophii Persian onion, Star-of-Persia
Alstroemeria Peruvian lily
Alstroemeria aurea Peruvian lily
Alstroemeria ligtu Peruvian lily
Anemanthele lessoniana Pheasant's tail grass, Ornamental grass
Asclepias tuberosa Pleurisy root, Butterfly weed
Acacia verticillata Prickly Moses
Alstroemeria Princess lilies
Angelica gigas Purple angelica, angelica
Anacamptis pyramidalis Pyramidal orchid
Aesculus x carnea Red horse chestnut
Aesculus x carnea Red horse chestnut, California buckeye
Acer rubrum Red maple
Atriplex hortensis Red orache
Alisma gramineum Ribbon-leaved water plantain
Allium scorodoprasum Rocambole, Sand leek
Allium roseum Rosy garlic
Agrostis scabra Rough bent
Allium sphaerocephalon Round-headed leek, Bristol onion
Armeria maritima Sea thrift
Amelanchier Serviceberry
Allium cepa Shallot, scallion
Alopecurus aequalis Shortawn foxtail, Orange foxtail
Aira caryophyllea Silver hairgrass
Avena barbata Slender wild oat
Acer grosseri Snake-bark maple
Antirrhinum majus Snapdragon
Achillea ptarmica Sneezewort
Amelanchier lamarckii Snowy Mespilus, Serviceberry
Artemisia abrotanum Southernwood, Sagebrush
Asplenium Spleenwort
Allium cepa Spring onion
Arbutus Strawberry tree
Arbutus x andrachnoides Strawberry tree
Arbutus unedo Strawberry tree
Acer saccharinum Sugar maple, Silver maple
Acorus calamus Sweet flag, Variegated flag iris, Flag iris
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet vernalgrass
Asperula odorata Sweet woodruff, Yew
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore, Sycamore maple
Achillea The virgin's lavender
Acacia robusta Thorn tree
Allium triquetrum Three-cornered garlic
Armeria juniperifolia Thrift
Amorphophallus titanum Titan arum, Corpse flower
Arabis glabra Tower mustard
Abutilon megapotamicum Trailing abutilon
Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven
Allium cepa Tree onion
Aucuba japonica Variegated Japanese laurel
Acer pseudoplatanus Variegated sycamore
Agrostis canina Velvet bent
Allium fistulosum Welsh onion, Japanese bunching onion
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' Western mugwort
Asphodelus albus White Asphodel
Allium ursinum Wild garlic, Ransoms, wood garlic
Asarum europaeum Wild ginger
Allium ampeloprasum Wild leek
Avena fatua Wild oat
Anemone nemerosa Windflower, Wood anemone, Anemone of Great Britain
Avena sterilis Winter Wild-oat
Aconitum lycoctonum Wolfsbane
Aconitum Wolfsbane, Monkshood
Aster divaricatus Wood aster
Artemisia Wormwood
Artemisia absinthium Wormwood
Achillea millefolium Yarrow, Common yarrow, arrowroot, bloodwort, milfoil, nosebleed, snake's grass, woundwort, devil's nettle
Achillea umbellata Yarrow
Allium moly Yellow garlic

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