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)
Cynodon incompletus African Bermuda grass
Carex vulpinoidea American fox sedge, Common fox sedge
Crocosmia paniculata Aunt Aliza
Cyathea cooperi Australian tree fern, Cooper's tree fern, Tree fern
Cyathea australis Australian Tree Fern, Rough Tree Fern, Tree Fern
Crocus nudiflorus Autumn Crocus
Chusquea culeou Bamboo
Cotoneaster dammeri Bearberry Cotoneaster
Capsicum annuum Bell Pepper, pepper, Capsicum
Campanula glomerata Bellflower, Clustered bellflower
Campanula poscharskyana Bellflower
Campanula glomerata Alba Bellflower
Citrus bergamia Bergamote Orange
Cynodon dactylon Bermuda Grass
Crocus speciosus Bieberstein's Crocus
Carex ornithopoda Bird's-foot Sedge
Celastrus orbiculatus Bittersweet
Carex atrata Black Alpine Sedge
Carex vesicaria Bladder Sedge
Calla palustris Bog Arum, Marsh Arum
Carex limosa Bog Sedge
Carex rostrata Bottle Sedge
Callistemon Bottlebrush
Cotula Brass Buttons
Cotula coronopifolia Brass Buttons
Carex microglochin Bristle Sedge
Campanula lactiflora Broad-leaved bellflower
Carex siderosticha Broad-leaved Sedge
Cirsium rivulare Brook Thistle, Ornamental Thistle, Thistle
Cyperus fuscus Brown Galingale
Carex disticha Brown sedge
Cimicifuga simplex Bugbane
Cucubita moschata Butternut Squash, Butternut
Ceanothus Californian Lilac
Camellia camellia
Camellia x williamsii camellia
Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno' Camomile
Campanula campanula
Campanula lactiflora Campanula, Milky bellflower
Cirsium arvense Canada Thistle, Creeping Thistle
Canna Canna lily
Campanula Canterbury Bell, Cup and Saucer
Cynara cardunculus Cardoon, Artichoke, Globe artichoke
Carex panicea Carnation Sedge
Ceanothus ceanothus, Californian lilac
Ceanothus x delileanus ceanothus
Ceanothus arboreus ceanothus, Californian Lilac
Ceanothus x delileanus ceanothus, Californian Lilac
Cedrus libani cedar, Lebanon Cedar, Cedar of Lebanon
Celosia argentea celosia
Chamaemelum nobile 'Treneague' Chamomile, Lawn chamomile
Chasmanthe bicolor Chasmanthe
Cichorium intybus chicory, Common Chicory
Crinodendron hookerianum Chilean Lantern Tree
Capsicum chilli
Capsicum anuum chilli
Clematis clematis
Clematis alpina clematis
Clematis x cartmanii 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 armandii clematis, Evergreen Clematis
Corydalis Climbing Corydalis
Carex norvegica Close-headed Alpine Sedge
Carex buxbaumii Club Sedge
Chasmanthe aethiopica Cobra Lily
Celosia cristata Cockscomb
Cocos nucifera Coconut Palm, Coconut
Cytisus scoparius Common Broom, broom
Cistus grandiflorus Common gum cistus
Cistus x cyprius Common gum cistus
Carex nigra Common Sedge
Convolvulus cneorum Convolvulus
Cordyline indivisa cordyline
Cordyline australis cordyline, Cabbage Tree, Torbay Palm
Coreopsis Coreopsis
Coriandrum sativum coriander
Corylus avellana Corkscrew hazel, Harry Lauder's walking stick, Contorted hazel
Chrysanthemum segetum Corn Marigold
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower
Cosmos bipinnatus Cosmos
Cotoneaster conspicuus cotoneaster
Cotoneaster microphyllus cotoneaster
Cotoneaster splendens cotoneaster
Cucurbita pepo courgette
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Creeping Blue Blossom
Cornus canadensis Creeping dogwood
Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dog's Tail
Crocosmia crocosmia, Montbretia
Crocosmia x latifolia Crocosmia, Montbretia
Crocosmia masoniorum crocosmia, Giant montbretia
Crocosmia pottsii crocosmia, Montbretia
Crocus tommasinianus crocus, Early Crocus
Crocus pulchellus crocus, Hairy Crocus
Cucumis sativus cucumber
Carex maritima Curved Sedge
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
Carex pseudocyperus Cyperus Sedge
Carex davalliana Davall's Sedge
Carex dioica Dioecious Sedge
Carex distans Distant Sedge
Carex divisa Divided Sedge
Cornus alba Dogwood, Red barked dogwood
Cornus alternifolia dogwood
Cornus kousa dogwood
Cornus sanguinea dogwood
Cornus stolonifera dogwood
Carex punctata Dotted Sedge
Carex filiformis Downy-fruited sedge
Carex humilis Dwarf Sedge
Corallorhiza trifida Early Coralroot, Coralroot Orchid
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud
Carex elongata Elongated Sedge
Crataegus monogyna English Hawthorn, Hawthorn, Quickthorn, May, Whitethorn, Thorn
Carex recta Estuarine Sedge
Carex otrubae False Fox Sedge
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam' Feather reed grass
Calamagrostis x acutiflora Feather reed grass
Catapodium rigidum Fern-grass
Clematis cirrhosa Fern-leaved Clematis
Carex pauciflora Few-flowered sedge
Carex appropinquata Fibrous Tussock Sedge
Carex digitata Fingered Sedge
Caryota urens Fish Tail Palm
Carex pulicaris Flea Sedge
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood, American box
Coeloglossum viride Frog Orchid
Carmona microphylla Fukien Tea Tree
Cyperus longus Galingale
Colchicum speciosum Giant meadow saffron
Crocosmia masoniorum Giant Montbretia
Carex flacca Glaucous Sedge
Cynara scolymus Globe Artichoke
Chionodoxa forbesii Glory-of-the-Snow
Chionodoxa luciliae Glory-of-the-Snow
Clarkia Godetia
Crocus chrysanthus Golden Crocus
Centaurea macroephala Golden greater knapweed
Caltha palustris Golden Kingcups
Chenopodium bonus-henricus Good King Henry, Poor-man's Asparagus, Perennial Goosefoot
Cladium mariscus Great fen sedge, Saw sedge
Centaurea scabiosa Greater knapweed
Carex riparia Greater Pond Sedge, Sedge
Carex paniculata Greater Tussock Sedge
Carex binervis Green-ribbed Sedge
Corynephorus canescens Grey Hair Grass
Carex divulsa Grey Sedge
Carex capillaris Hair Sedge
Cistus creticus Hairy rock rose, hoary rock-rose, Cretan rockrose
Carex hirta Hairy Sedge
Chamaerops humilis Hardy fan palm, Dwarf fan palm
Carex lachenalii Hare's-foot Sedge
Corylus hazel
Corylus avellana hazel
Corylus avellana hazel, Cobnut
Corylus avellana Hazelnut
Calluna vulgaris Heather
Carpinus betulus hornbeam
Carpinus betulus hornbeam, Common Hornbeam, Horse Beech
Ceratophyllum demersum Hornwort
Catalpa bignonioides Indian Bean Tree
Canna indica Indian shot plant, African arrowroot
Cichorium intybus Italian Chicory, Radicchio
Cupressus sempervirens Italian Cypress, Cypress
Cymbalaria muralis Ivy-leaved Toadflax
Cryptotaenia japonica Japanese Parsley
Chaenomeles x superba Japanese quince, flowering quince
Chaenomeles japonica Japanese Quince, Maule's Quince, Japonica
Cercis siliquastrum Judas Tree, Redbud
Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura
Centaurea centaurium Knapweed
Crocus kotschyanus Kotschy's Crocus
Cardamine pratensis Lady's smock, Cuckoo flower
Cypripedium calceolus Lady's slipper orchid
Carex flava Large yellow sedge
Consolida Larkspur
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Lawson cypress
Carex buchananii Leatherleaf Sedge
Chionodoxa sardensis Lesser glory-of-the-snow
Carex acutiformis Lesser Pond Sedge
Carex diandra Lesser Tussock Sedge
Cupressocyparis leylandii Leylandii, Leyland Cypress, Cypress
Convallaria Lily-of-the-valley
Convallaria majalis Lily-of-the-valley
Carex extensa Long-bracted Sedge
Coincya wrightii Lundy Cabbage
Calendula officinalis Marigold, English marigold, Pot marigold
Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' marigold, Pot marigold
Cucurbita pepo marrow, Courgette
Cucubita pepo marrow, Courgette
Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold, Double Kingcup
Caltha palustris Marsh marigold, Double marsh marigold, Water buttercup
Colchicum Meadow saffron, Autumn-flowering crocus, Naked ladies
Colchicum autumnale Meadow saffron, Naked ladies
Cucumis melo melon
Choisya ternata Mexican Orange Blossom
Crataegus laevigata Midland Hawthorn
Calibrachoa Million Bells
Carex rariflora Mountain Bog Sedge
Calamagrostis stricta Narrow small-reed
Cephalanthera longifolia Narrow-leaved Helleborine
Chenopodium murale Nettle-leaved Goosefoot
Carex testacea New Zealand sedge
Cephalocereus senilis Old Man Cactus
Citrus Orange, sweet orange, Valencia orange
Capsicum annuum Ornamental Pepper, Capsicum
Chaenomeles speciosa Ornamental Quince
Chaenomeles speciosa Ornamental quince, Chinese flowering quince, Japonica
Carex ovalis Oval Sedge
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Ox Eye Daisy
Cyperus eragrostis Pale Galingale
Carex pallescens Pale Sedge
Cortaderia selloana Pampas Grass
Caragana arborescens Pea Tree, Siberian Pea Shrub
Carex pendula Pendulous Sedge
Capsicum pepper, Capsicum
Cereus peruvianus Peruvian Apple, cactus
Carex pilulifera Pill Sedge
Chamaemelum Plant's physician
Crocosmia pottsii Potts' Montbretia
Carex muricata Prickly Sedge
Cucurbita pepo pumpkin
Crocus flavus Pure Yellow Crocus
Corylus maxima Purple Hazel
Calamagrostis canescens Purple small-reed
Cistus x purpureus 'Alan Fradd' Purple-flowered rock rose
Camassia leichtlinii Quamash
Carex ericetorum Rare Spring Sedge
Cornus alba Red barked dogwood, Siberian dogwood
Cephalanthera rubra Red Helleborine
Capsicum Red pepper
Centranthus ruber Red Valerian
Calamagrostis Reed
Carex remota Remote Sedge
Cistus x argenteus Rock Rose
Cistus x argenteus 'Silver Pink' Rock Rose
Cistus x purpureus Rock Rose, Purple-flowered rock rose
Crithmum maritimum Rock Samphire, samphire, sea fennel
Carex rupestris Rock Sedge
Chamaemelum nobile Roman chamomile
Cynosurus echinatus Rough Dog's Tail
Carex saxatilis Russet Sedge
Carthamus tinctoria Safflower
Carex arenaria Sand Sedge
Calamagrostis purpurea Scandinavian small-reed
Carex atrofusca Scorched Alpine Sedge
Calamagrostis scotica Scottish small-reed
Catapodium marinum Sea Fern-grass
Crambe maritima Sea Kale
Carex flagellifera sedge
Cyperus alternifolius Sedge
Carex Sedges
Coprinus comatus Shaggy Inkcap
Carex vaginata Sheathed Sedge
Cerastium nigrescens Shetland Mouseear
Cornus alba 'Sibirica Variegata' Siberian dogwood
Crocus sieberi Sieber's Crocus
Carex lasiocarpa Slender Sedge
Carex acuta Slender Tufted Sedge
Cotinus coggygria Smoke Bush
Carex laevigata Smooth-stalked Sedge
Cerastium tomentosum Snow in Summer
Carex montana Soft-leaved Sedge
Chasmanthe floribunda South African Cornflag
Carex spicata Spiked Sedge
Crocus vernus Spring Crocus
Carex caryophyllea Spring Sedge
Chimonobambusa quadrangularis Square-stemmed Bamboo
Cucubita maxima Squash
Cucurbita squash
Carex echinata Star Sedge
Carex depauperata Starved wood sedge
Carex bigelowii Stiff Sedge
Carex chordorrhiza String Sedge
Cistus Sun Rose
Castanea sativa Sweet chestnut
Capsicum Sweet Pepper
Capsicum Sweet pepper, Yellow pepper
Carex magellanica Tall Bog Sedge
Carex hostiana Tawny sedge
Carex strigosa Thin-spiked wood sedge
Coreopsis verticillata Thread Leaf Coreopsis, tickseed
Carex trinervis Three-nerved Sedge
Coreopsis grandiflora Tickseed
Coreopsis tinctoria Tickseed
Cortaderia fulvida Toetoe
Cortaderia richardii Toetoe
Cyathea cunninghamii Tree Fern
Chenopodium giganteum Tree Spinach
Carmona Tropical Tea Tree
Carex vulpina True Fox Sedge
Campsis Trumpet Vine
Carex elata Turfted Sedge
Cyperus involucratus Umbrella palm
Carex morrowi Variegated Sedge
Cotoneaster horizontalis Wall-spray
Cheiranthus cheiri Wallflower
Carex aquatilis Water sedge
Crataegus monogyna Weeping Hawthorn
Cephalanthera damasonium White Helleborine
Carex curta White sedge
Catabrosa aquatica Whorl-grass
Chimonanthus praecox Wintersweet
Corokia cotoneaster Wire-netting bush
Carex oshimensis Wood Sedge
Carex sylvatica Wood sedge
Calamagrostis epigejos Wood small-reed
Capsicum Yellow pepper
Carex viridula Yellow sedge

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