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

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