Plants Listed by Common (Vernacular) Names

 

Names follow the BSBI Official List 2007.  Beware of e.g. Bedstraw, Heath but Marsh-bedstraw!

 

 

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W Y

 

Acaena, Spineless

Dock, Broad-leaved

 Mayweed, Sea Sedge, Smooth-stalked

Adder's-tongue

     Clustered

Meadow-foam

      Star

     Small

     Curled

Meadow-grass, Annual

      Stiff

Agrimony

     Northern

     Rough

     Tawny

     Fragrant

     Wood

     Smooth

     White

Alder

Dog-rose

     Spreading

Selfheal

      Red

     Glaucous

     Wood

Shallon

Anemone, Wood

Dog's-tail, Crested

Meadow-rue, Alpine

Sheep's-fescue, Fine-leaved

Angelica, Wild

Dog-violet, Common

Meadowsweet

Shepherd's-purse

Apple

     Early

Medick, Black

Shield-fern, Hard

Arrowgrass, Marsh

     Heath

Michaelmas-daisy, Confused

     Soft

     Sea

Downy-rose, Sherard's

Milkwort, Common

Shoreweed

Ash

     Soft

     Heath

Silk-tassel

Aspen

Duckweed, Common

Millet, Wood

Silverweed

Asphodel, Bog

Eelgrass

Mint, Apple

 Silver-fir, European

     Scottish

Elder

     Corn

Skullcap

Aster, Sea

Elecampane

        Corsican

     Lesser

Avens, Hybrid

Elm, Wych

     Spear

Small-reed, Wood

     Mountain

 Enchanter's-nightshade

     Water

Sneezewort

     Water

     Alpine

        Whorled 

Snowberry

     Wood

     Upland

Monkey-puzzle

      Pink
 Bamboo, Broad-leaved

Escallonia

Monk's-hood

Snowdrop

Barberry, Thunberg's

 

Montbretia

Soft-brome, Common

Barley

Evening-primrose, Large-flowered

         Potts' 

     Slender

Bartsia, Red

Everlasting, Mountain

Moonwort

 
       Yellow  Eyebright

Moor-grass, Purple

Soft-grass, Creeping

Beak-sedge, White

     Arctic

Mountain-pine, Dwarf

Soft-rush

Bearberry

      Common

Mouse-ear, Common

Solomon's-seal

Bedstraw, Fen

      Confused

     Sea

Sorrel, Common

     Heath

      Heslop Harrison's

     Sticky

     Mountain

     Northern

      Ostenfeld's

Mouse-ear-hawkweed

     Sheep's

     Slender

        Slender

Mugwort

Sow-thistle, Perennial

Beech

      Scottish

Musk

     Prickly

Bellflower, Peach-leaved

False-brome

Mustard, Hedge

     Smooth

     Spreading

False-buck's-beard

 Nasturtium

Spearwort, Creeping

Bent, Brown

Fat-hen

Navelwort

     Lesser

     Common

Fen-sedge, Great

Neep

Speedwell, American

     Creeping

Fern, Beech

Nettle, Common

     Germander

     Velvet

     Lemon-scented

Nipplewort

     Heath

Bilberry

     Oak

Oak, Pedunculate

     Marsh

Bindweed, Hedge

     Parsley

     Sessile

     Slender

Birch, Downy

     Royal

     Turkey

     Thyme-leaved

     Silver

Fescue, Giant

Oat

       Wall

Bird's-foot-trefoil, Common

     Red

Oat-grass, Downy

     Wood

     Greater

     Squirreltail

     False

Spike-rush, Common

Bistort, Alpine

Feverfew

     Meadow

     Few-flowered

Bitter-cress, Hairy

Field-speedwell, Common

Onion, Wild

     Many-stalked

     Wavy

     Green

Orache, Babington's

     Slender

Bittersweet

Figwort, Common

     Common

Spleenwort, Black

Bitter-vetch

     Water

     Early

     Forked

Black-bindweed

Filmy-fern, Tunbridge

     Garden

     Green

Black-poplar, Hybrid

     Wilson's

     Spear-leaved

     Maidenhair

Blackthorn

Fir, Douglas

Orchid, Bird's-nest

     Sea

Bladder-fern, Brittle

     Noble

     Bog

Spotted-orchid, Common

Bladder-sedge

Flag, Yellow

     Early-purple

     Heath

Bladderwort

Flat-sedge

     Frog

Spring-sedge

     Intermediate

     Saltmarsh

     Small-white

Spruce, Norway

     Lesser

Flax, Fairy

Osier

     Sitka

Blaeberry

Forget-me-not, Changing

     Broad-leaved

Spurge, Sun

Blinks

     Creeping

     Silky-leaved

Spurrey, Corn

Bluebell

     Field

Pampas-grass, Early

     Sand

Blue-gum, Southern

     Great

Pansy, Field

 St John's-wort, Imperforate

Bogbean

     Pale

     Wild

     Slender

Bog-myrtle

     Tufted

Parsley, Cow

     Square-stalked

Bog-rush, Black

     Water

Parsley-piert

     Trailing

Bog-sedge

     Wood

     Slender

Stitchwort, Bog

Bracken

Fox-and-cubs

Pearlwort, Heath

     Greater

Bramble

Foxglove

     Procumbent

     Lesser

     Stone

Fox-sedge, False

     Sea

Stonecrop, Biting

Bridewort, Confused

     True

Pennywort, Marsh

     English

Brome, Barren

Foxtail, Marsh

Pepperwort, Smith's

Stonewort, Common

       Giant 

     Meadow

Periwinkle, Lesser

      Dark

     Meadow

Fragrant-orchid, Heath

 Persicaria, Pale

     Delicate

     Rye

Fringecups

 Pheasant Berry

     Fragile

Brooklime

Fuchsia

Pignut

     Rough

Broom

Fumitory, Common

Pimpernel, Scarlet

     Translucent

Broomrape, Thyme

Gentian, Field

     Yellow

Stranvaesia

Buckler-fern, Broad

Glassworts

Pine, Corsican

Strawberry

     Hay-scented

Golden-bush

      Lodgepole

     Barren

     Narrow

Goldenrod

     Scots

Sundew, Great

     Northern

       Canadian

Pineappleweed

     Oblong-leaved

Bugle

Golden-saxifrage, Opposite-leaved

Pink-sorrel, Pale

     Round-leaved

Bulrush

Gooseberry

Plantain, Buck's-horn

Swede

Burdock, Lesser

Goosefoot, Many-seeded

     Greater

Sweet-grass, Floating

     Wood

Gorse

     Ribwort

Sycamore

Bur-reed, Floating

Grass-of-Parnassus

     Sea

Tansy

     Least

Ground-elder

Plum

Tare, Hairy

     Unbranched

Ground-ivy

Polypody

Tasselweed, Beaked

Butcher's-broom

Groundsel

     Intermediate

Thistle, Carline

Butterbur

     Heath

Pondweed, Bog

       Creeping

Buttercup, Celery-leaved

Guelder-rose

     Broad-leaved

     Marsh

      Creeping

Gypsywort

     Curled

     Melancholy

      Bulbous

Hair-grass, Bog

     Fennel

     Musk

     Goldilocks

     Early

     Long-stalked

     Spear

     Meadow

     Silver

     Perfoliate

Thrift

Butterfly-bush

     Tufted

     Shining

Thyme, Large

Butterfly-orchid, Greater

     Wavy

     Slender-leaved

     Wild

     Lesser

Hairy-brome

     Small

Timothy

Butterwort, Common

Hard-fern

     Various-leaved

Toadflax, Ivy-leaved

     Pale

Harebell

Poplar, White

Tomato

Campion, Bladder

Hart's-tongue

Poppy,Common

Tormentil

     Moss

Hawkbit, Autumn

     Long-headed

     Trailing

     Red

Hawk's-beard, Marsh

     Opium

Trefoil, Lesser

     Sea

     Smooth

     Welsh

Tulip, Garden

Canary-grass, Reed

Hawkweed

Potato

Tutsan

Carrot, Wild

Hawthorn

Primrose

Twayblade, Common

Cat's-ear

Hazel

Purple-loosestrife

     Lesser

Cat's-tail, Smaller

Heartsease

Purslane, Pink

Valerian, Common

Celandine, Lesser

Heath, Cross-leaved

Quaking-grass

Vernal-grass, Sweet

Centaury, Common

     Prickly

Quillwort

Vetch, Bush

     Guernsey

Heather

Radish, Wild

     Common

     Yellow

     Bell

Ragged-Robin

     Kidney

Chaffweed

Heath-grass

Ragwort, Common

     Narrow-leaved

Chamomile, Stinking

Hebe, Hooker's

     Marsh

     Tufted

Charlock

Hedge-parsley, Upright

Ramping-fumitory, Common

Vetchling, Meadow

Cherry, Bird

Helleborine, Dark-red

Ramsons

Violet, Marsh

     Wild

Hemlock-spruce, Western

Raspberry

Viviparous Sheep's-fescue

Chestnut, Sweet

Hemp-agrimony

Rattle, Red

Wall-rue

Chickweed, Common

Hemp-nettle, Bifid

Red-cedar, Western

Water-cress

Cinquefoil, Creeping

     Common

Redshank

Water-crowfoot

     Marsh

     Large-flowered

Reed, Common

Water-dropwort, Hemlock

Cleavers

Herb-Robert

Rhododendron

Water-lily, Least

Clover, Alsike

Hogweed

Rhubarb

     White

     Red

Holly

Rock-cress, Hairy

     Yellow

     White

Holly-fern

     Northern

 Water-milfoil, Alternate

     Zigzag

Honesty

 Rocket, Tall

     Spiked

Clubmoss, Alpine

Honeysuckle

Rose

Water-pepper

     Fir

        Himalayan

     Japanese

Water-starwort, Autumnal

     Lesser

     Wilson's

Roseroot

     Blunt-fruited

     Marsh

Hornbeam

Rowan

     Common

     Stag's-horn

Hornwort, Rigid

Rush, Bulbous

     Intermediate

 Club-rush, Bristle

Horse-chestnut

     Compact

     Narrow-fruited

     Common

Horsetail, Field

     Dwarf

     Pedunculate

     Floating

     Great

     Frog

Wellingtonia

Cock's-foot

     Marsh

     Heath

Whin

Colt's-foot

     Shady

     Jointed

Whitebeam, Common

Columbine

     Shore

     Leafy

     Rock

Comfrey, Common

     Water

     Pigmy

     Swedish

     Tuberous

     Wood

     Saltmarsh

Whitlowgrass, Common

 Coralberry, Hybrid

Iris, Yellow

     Sharp-flowered

     Glabrous

 Cornflower, Perennial

Ivy

     Slender

     Hoary

Corydalis, Climbing

Juniper

     Toad

Willie, Sticky

Cotoneaster, Entire-leaved

Knapweed, Common

Rye-grass, Italian

Willow, Almond

     Himalayan

Knotgrass

     Perennial

     Creeping

       Hollyberry

     Equal-leaved

Sage, Wood

     Dwarf

     Tree

Knotweed, Japanese

Saltmarsh-grass, Common

     Eared

Cottongrass, Broad-leaved

     Lesser

Sandwort, Mossy

     Goat

     Common

Koromiko

     Sea

     Rusty

     Hare's-tail

Lady-fern

     Three-nerved

     Tea-leaved

Couch, Bearded

Lady's-mantle, Alpine

     Thyme-leaved

Willowherb, American

     Common

     Garden

Sanicle

     Broad-leaved

Cowberry

     Glabrous

Saw-wort, Alpine

     Chickweed

Cowslip

     Hairy

Saxifrage, Garden Mossy

     Great

Cow-wheat, Common

Lady's-smock

        Mossy

     Hoary

Crack-willow

Larch, European

     Yellow

     Marsh

      Hybrid

     Hybrid

Scabious, Devil's-bit

     New Zealand

Crane's-bill, Cut-leaved

       Japanese

Scurvygrass, Common

     Rosebay

     Dove's-foot

Laurel, Cherry

     Danish

     Short-fruited

     French

     Portugal

     English

     Square-stalked

     Shining

Lime, Commmon

     Scottish

Winter-cress, Medium-flowered

Cress, Thale

Lobelia, Water

Sea-blite, Annual

Wintergreen, Common

Crocus, Spring

Londonpride

Sea-buckthorn

     Intermediate

Crowberry

Loosestrife, Dotted

Sea-milkwort

     Round-leaved

Crowfoot, Ivy-leaved

Lousewort

Sea-spurrey, Greater

     Serrated

Cuckooflower

     Marsh

     Lesser

Woodruff

Cudweed, Heath

Lovage, Scots

Sedge, Bottle

Wood-rush, Field

     Marsh

Lyme-grass

     Brown

     Great

Currant, Black

Madder, Field

     Carnation

     Hairy

     Flowering

Male-fern

     Common

     Heath

     Red

     Mountain

     Dioecious

Wood-sedge

Cypress, Leyland

     Scaly

     Distant

Wood-sorrel

       Monterey

Maple, Norway

     Few-flowered

Woundwort, Hedge

Daffodil

Marigold, Corn

     Flea

     Hybrid

Daisy

Marsh-bedstraw

     Glaucous

     Marsh

     Oxeye

Marsh-marigold

     Green-ribbed

Yarrow

Daisy-bush

Marsh-orchid, Early

     Long-bracted

Yellow-rattle

Dandelion

     Northern

     Oval

Yellow-sedge, Common

Dead-nettle, Northern

     Pugsley’s

     Pale

     Long-stalked

     Red

     Southern

     Pill

     Small-fruited

Deergrass

Mat-grass

     Remote

Yew

Dewberry

Mayweed, Scentless

     Slender

Yorkshire-fog

 

 

 

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