If you intend on establishing a good indoor or outdoor garden, knowing common plant names is required. As many botanical shops sell with their seeds, seedlings and full grown plants by their common plant name, it is important that you can group common names with scientific names.
There are a few methods to group common plant names with their scientific names. Databases and plant encyclopedias are favored, as most of these will provide images of the plants along with a list of all of their names. If you keep the seed packets when you purchase your plants, they tend to name the scientific name with the regional common plant name.
In quite a few situations, the common plant name is the english version of the latin translation of the name. The latin is also known as scientific, as many scientific names are taken from ancient language.
Some common plant names for plants include Ammania, Bedstraw, Beggarticks, Buckwheat, Bursage, annual, Buttercup, Catnip, Cocklebur, Conzya, Crimson Monkeyflower, Cudweed, Dove Weed and Duckweed.
If you are interested in common plant names for flowering plants, several include african corn lily, african lily, alpine thistle, amaryllis, amazon lily, arum, baby’s breath, balloon flower, barberton daisy, bee balm, bell flower, bells of Ireland, roses, tulips, .clover, gerber daisy and sunflower.
For those of you interested in trees, some common names include popular, oak, birch, coffee trees, rubber trees, lemon trees, orange trees, pear trees, apple, Japanese maple, juniper and ash. If you are gathering information on trees in order to grow in your home or outside, you should know that trees have a much longer grow cycle than flowering plants. Some trees, such as fruit trees, are especially sensitive to their environment. Research should be done before you import any tree that has not already been introduced to the area.
If you live in a region that has poisonous plants, knowing their common plant names can prevent confusion if you or a loved one are exposed to them. Poison ivy, poison oak, belladonna, night shade, alder buckthorn, yew, english ivy, foxglove, monk’s hood, poison hemlock, poison sumac and pokeweed are a few examples of poisonous plants. If you suspect that you have been poisoned by any species of plant, you should seek medical attention immediately. Poisonous plants should not be kept as indoor plants unless precautions are done to prevent injury. Some herbs can be poisonous if used improperly, so many data sources will list useful herbs, such as chives, garlic and cinnamon as poisons, due to improper usage.
Knowing the common names of plants isn’t enough to make certain that you will be able to tend to them in your indoor or outdoor garden. Researching the plants and ensuring that you live in the proper environment for the plants you desire is necessary if you want to make sure your plants have longevity.