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Plant List by Common Name

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Last update: April 12, 2016

Our plant index pages have plants listed by both botanical and common names.

These lists provide identification information and photographs, growing tips, tidbits and anecdotal notes for each plant as applicable.

A

African sumac
Agave huachucensis
Aleppo pine
Algerian ivy
Aloe dawei
Angelita daisy
Apache-plume
Arizona ash
Arizona barrel cactus
Arizona cypress
Arizona rosewood
Arizona sycamore
Aspargus fern
Australian pine
Australian willow
Autumn Sage



B

Baja fairy duster
Baja ruellia
Bald cypress  
Banana yucca
Barberry
Barrel cactus
Bee bush
Beefwood
Big lilac lily turf
Bigelow nolina
Bird of paradise flower 
Black dalea
Blackfoot daisy
Blanket flower
Blind pear
Blue palo verde
Blue tip Pfitzer juniper  
Blue yucca
Blue-leaf wattle
Boojum tree
Bottle tree
Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst'
Brazilian pepper-tree
Brittle bush
Buckhorn cholla
Bunny ears
Bush dalea
Bush lantana


C

Cabbage palmetto
California fan palm
California pepper tree
California sycamore
Canary Island date palm
Canary Island pine   
Candelilla
Cane cholla
Canna
Canton fishtail palm 
Canyon Penstemon
Canyon ragweed  
Cape Aloe
Cape honeysuckle
Cape plumbago
Carob
Cat's claw
Cereus
Chainfruit cholla
Chaparral sage
Chaste tree
Chihuahuan Sage
Chilean mesquite
Chinese evergreen elm
Chinese jujube
Chinese pistache
Chinese privet
Chir pine 
Chocolate Flower
Claret ash
Common myrtle
Coolibah
Coral gum  
Coral Penstemon
Cork oak
Coville barrel
Crape myrtle
Creosote bush

 


D

Dahlberg daisy
Daylily  
Deer grass
Deodar cedar
Desert barrel cactus
Desert Christmas cactus
Desert fern
Desert hackberry
Desert ironwood
Desert lavender
Desert marigold
Desert milkweed
Desert petunia
Desert ruellia
Desert spoon
Desert tea
Desert willow 
Desert zinnia
Devil cholla  
Dwarf jade
Dwarf myrtle

 


E

Elephant tree

Engelmann's prickly pear
English ivy
Evergreen pear


F


Fairy lily
Feather bush

Feathery cassia
Fern-of-the-desert
Fern pine
Fiddleleaf fig
Firecracker penstemon
Fishhook cactus
Flame honeysuckle
Flattop buckwheat
Foothills palo verde
Fountain grass
Fourwing saltbush
Fraser photinia
Fremont cottonwood
Fuschia

 


G

Ganzia
Ghost gum  
Giant Hesperaloe
Giant saguaro 
Globe mallow
Globe Navajo willow
Glossy privet
Goldenball lead tree
Golden barrel cactus
Golden eye
Golden fleece
Golden lead ball
Golden wreath wattle
Goldwater pine
Grapefruit
Gray thorn
Guayacan  


H

Heavenly bamboo
Heritage live oak
Hertz blue juniper
Hindu laurel
Honey locust
Hong Kong Orchid Tree 
Hummingbird Trumpet

 


I

Iceland poppy
Indian laurel fig

Indian rosewood
Iris
Italian cypress
Italian stone pine

 


J

Jacaranda
Jacob's ladder
Japanese boxwood
Japanese persimmon
Japanese privet
Jeweled aloe
Jojoba
Joshua tree
Jujube
Jumping cholla

 


K

Katie Ruellia
Kentia palm

King palm
Kumquat

L

Lady Bank's Rose
Lantana
Lemon-scented gum
Leyland cypress
London plane
Lechuguilla
Lemon
Littleleaf cordia


M

Madagascar periwinkle
Maiden pink
Mastic tree
Mediterranean fan palm
Medjool date palm
Medusa acacia
Mescal
Mescal Ceniza
Mescalito
Mexican bird of paradise
Mexican blue palm
Mexican ebony
Mexican fan palm
Mexican firecracker   
Mexican grass tree
Mexican hat
Mexican palo verde
Mock orange
Mondel pine
Montezuma cypress 
Moss verbena
Myoporum
Myrtle

 


N

Natal plum
Narrow-leaved gimlet
Narrow-leaved pittosporum
 
 


O

Oaxaca palmetto
Octopus agave
Ocotillo
Oleander
Olive
Oriental arborvitae
Oriental persimmon


P

Palo blanco
Palo brea 
Paperflower
Parlor palm
Parry's agave
Parry's century plant
Parry's Penstemon
Partridge Breast Aloe
Peach
Pecan
Pfitzer juniper
Pencil cholla
Peruvian apple cactus
Pincushion cactus
Pincushion cactus (Mammillaria brandegeei)
Pineapple guava
Pink fairy duster
Pink gaura
Pomegranate
Ponytail palm
Purple leaf plum
Purple orchid tree
Purple prickly pear 
Purple ruellia
Purple verbena
Purple wreath
Pygmy date palm
 


Q

Queen palm
Queen's wreath

 


R

Raywood ash
Red bird of paradise
Red cap gum
Red eremophila
Red gum
Red hesperaloe
Red justicia
Red oak
Rio Grande palmetto
Rose
Rosemary
Rubber plant
Ruellia
 


S

Sago palm
San Jose hesper palm
San Marcos hibiscus
Sandpaper vine
Santa Cruz striped agave
Santa Rita prickly pear
Schott acacia
Schott century plant
Schott's yucca
Senegal date palm
Senita
Shamel ash
Shrimp plant
Silk floss tree
Silk oak
Silver cholla  
Slipper plant
Smooth agave
Snapdragon  
Soaptree yucca
Sour orange
Southern live oak
Spanish dagger
Sprenger asparagus
Stock
Sugar bush
Superstition mallow
Sweet basil
Sweet bay

 


T

Teddy bear cholla
Texas ebony
Texas honey mesquite
Texas olive
Texas palmetto
Texas plume
Texas ranger
Tolleson's weeping juniper
Trailing Lantana
Triangle bur-sage
Trumpet vine
Turpentine bush
Twin-flowered agave

 


V

Variegated century plant
Velvet ash
Velvet mesquite
Vinca
Violet Texas ranger (VIolet silver leaf)


W

Wax-leaf privet
Weber agave
Weeping acacia
Weeping bottlebrush
Weeping fig
Weeping wattle
Wedelia
White-barked acacia
White-thorn acacia
White evening primrose
White mulberry
White plumbago
White ruellia
White sapote
Willow acacia
Willow pittosporum
Windmill palm
Wolfberry
Woolly butterfly bush


X

Xylosma
 


Y


Yellow bird of paradise
Yellow bulbine
Yellow oleander

Yellow trumpet flower

Plant List by Botanical Name

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

A special thanks to former ASU employees H. Val Peterson, Jerry Bevins, Michael Buschbacher, Richard Harris, and all former student employees, as well as former Volunteer Coordinator Louisa Ballard and former volunteers for for their beautiful photographs.

A


Abutilon palmeri
Acacia constricta

Acacia farnesiana

Acacia minuta
Acacia salicina
Acacia saligna
Acacia schafferni
Acacia schotti
Acacia smallii
Acacia stenophylla
Acacia willardiana
Agave americana variegata
Agave colorata
Agave desmetiana
Agave felgeri
Agave geminiflora
Agave huachucensis
Agave lechuguilla
Agave parryi
Agave parviflora
Agave schotti
Agave vilmoriniana
Agave weberi
Aloe barbadensis
Aloe dawei
Aloe distans
Aloe ferox
Aloe variegata
Aloysia gratissima
Ambrosia ambrosioides
Ambrosia deltoidea
Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. wrightii
Antirrhinum majus
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
Arecastrum romanzoffianum
Asclepias subulata
Asparagus densiflorus
Atriplex canescens

 


B

Baileya multiradiata
Bauhinia blakeana
Bauhinia lunarioides
Bauhinia variegata
Beaucarnea recurvata
Berberis trifoliolata
Berlandiera lyrata
Blue euphorbia
Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst'
Brachychiton populneus
Brahea armata
Brahea brandegeei
Buddleia marrubifolia
Bulbine frutescens
Bursera microphylla

Buxus m. japonica


C
 
Caesalpinia gilliesii
Caesalpinia mexicana
Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Calliandra californica
Calliandra eriophylla Benth.
Callistemon viminalis

Campsis radicans
Canna
Carissa
Carnegiea gigantea
Carya illinoensis
Caryota ochlandra
Casimiroa edulis
Cassia artemisioides
Cassia eremophila
Cassia nemophila
Casuarina cunninghamiana
Catharanthus roseus
Cedrus deodara
Celtis spinosa
Ceratonia siliqua
Cercidium floridum
Cercidium praecox
Cereus peruvianus 'Monstrous'
Chamaedorea elegans
Chamaerops humilis
Chilopsis linearis
Chorisia insignis
Citrus aurantium
Citrus limon
Citrus x paradisi
Cocculus laurifolius
Cordia boissieri
Cordia parvifolia 
Coreopsis bigelovii
x Cupressocyparis leylandii
Cupressus arizonica
Cupressus sempervirens
Cycas revoluta



D

Dalbergia sissoo
Dalea frutescens
Dalea greggii
Dalea pulchra
Dasylirion longissimum
Dasylirion wheeleri
Dianthus deltoides
Diospyros kaki
Dodonaea viscosa  
Dyssodia tenuiloba



E

Echinocactus grusonii
Encelia farinosa
Ephedra nevadensis
Eremophila maculata v. brevifolia
Ericameria laricifolia
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium
Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Eucalyptus citriodora
Eucalyptus erythrocorys
Eucalyptus microtheca
Eucalyptus papuana
Eucalyptus rostrata
Eucalyptus spathulata
Eucalyptus torquata  
Euphorbia antisyphilitica
Euphorbia rigida

 


F

Fallugia paradoxa
Feijoa sellowiana
Ferocactus acanthodes
Ferocactus chrysacanthus
Ferocactus covillei
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Ferocactus wislizenii
Ficus benjamina
Ficus elastica
Ficus lyrata
Ficus nitida
Fortunella margarita
Fouquieria columnaris
Fouquieria splendens
Franseria ambrosioides
Fraxinus angustifolia
Fraxinus oxycarpa
Fraxinus uhdei
Fraxinus velutina


G
Gaillardia  
Gaura lindheimeri
Gazania rigens
Geijera parviflora
Gleditsia triancanthos inermis
Gossypium harknessii
Guaiacum coulteri
Grevilla robusta

 


H
Hardenbergia violacea
Hedera caneriensis

Hedera helix  
Hesperaloe funifera Hesperaloe parvifloraHemerocallisHowea forsterana 
Hymenoxys acaulis
Hyptis emoryi

 


I
Iris

 


J

Jacaranda mimosifolia
Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii'
Juniperus chinensis pfitzeriana
Juniperus chinerisis pfitzeriana glauca

Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping'
Justicia acanthaceae
Justica californica


L

Lagerstroemia indica
Lantana hybrid
Lantana camara
Lantana montevidensis
Larrea tridentata
Laurus nobilis
Leucaena retusa
Leucophyllum candidum
Leucphyllum frutescens
Leucophyllum laevigatum
Ligustrum japonicum
Ligustrum lucidum
Liriope muscari "Silvery Sunproof"
Lycium fremonti
Lysiloma thronberi

M

Macfadyena unguis-cati

Mammillaria brandegeei
Mammillaria microcarpa
Matthiola 
Melampodium leucanthum
Morus alba 
Muhlenbergia rigens
Myoporum parvifolium
Myrtus communis
Myrtus communis compacts

 


N

Nandina domestica
Nerium oleander
Nolina bigelovii
 

 


O

Ocimum basilicum "Tia"
Oenothera caespitosa
Olea europaea
Olneya tesota
Opuntia acanthnocarpa
Opuntia arbuscula
Opuntia basilaris
Opuntia bigelovii
Opuntia echinocarpa
Opuntia engelmannii
Opuntia fulgida
Opuntia herrfeldtii
Opuntia leptocaulis
Opuntia microdasys
Opuntia phaeacantha v. discata
Opuntia rufida
Opuntia santa-rita
Opuntia spinosior
Opuntia stanlyi
Opuntia violacea santa-rita


 


P
Pachycereus schottii

Papaver nudicaule

Parkinsonia aculeata  
Pedilanthus macrocarpus
Pennisetum setaceum
Penstemon eatonii 
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Penstemon superbus
Petrea volubilis L.
Phoenix canariensis
Phoenix dactylifera "Medjool"
Phoenix reclinata
Phoenix roebelenii
Photinia x fraseri
Pinus brutia var. eldarica
Pinus canariensis
Pinus halepensis
Pinus pinea
Pinus roxburghii
Pistacia chinensis
Pistacia lentiscus
Pithecellobium flexicaule
Pithecellobium mexicanum
Pittosporum phillyraroides
Pittosporum tobira
Platanus x acerifolia
Platanus racemosa
Platanus wrightii
Platycadus occidentalis
Platycadus orientalis
Plumbago auriculata
Plumbago scandens
Podocarpus gracilior
Podranea ricasoliana
Populus fremontii  
Portulacaria afra
Prosopis chilensis
Prosopis glandulosa v. glandulosa
Prosopis velutina
Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'
Prunus persica 
Psilostrophe cooperi
Punica granatum
Pyrus kawakamii

 


Q

Quercus rubra
Quercus suber
Quercus virginiana


R

Ratibida columnaris
Rhus lancea

Rhus ovata
Rosa
Rosa Banksiae
Rosmarinus officinalis 
Ruellia brittoniana
Ruellia 'Katie'
Ruellia macrantha
Ruellia peninsularis
 
 


S

Sabal mexicana
Sabal palmetto
Sabal texana
Salix matsudana 'Navajo'
Salvia clevelandii 
Salvia greggii
Schinus molle
Schinus terebinthifolius
Simmondsia chinensis 
Sphaeralcea ambigua
Stenocereus thurberi
Sterculia diversifolia
Strelitzia reginae
Syagrus romanzoffianum
 


T

Taxodium distichum
Tecoma stans
Tecomaria capensesis
Tephrocactus articulatus
Teucrium chamaedrys
Thevetia peruviana
Trachycarpus fortunei
Trailing dalea
 
 


U

Ulmus parvifolia
 


V

Vauquelinia californica
Verbena rigida 
Verbena tenuisecta
Viguiera deltoidea
Vinca rosea
Vitex agnus-castus


W



Washingtonia filifera
Washingtonia robusta
Wedelia trilobata



X

Xylosma congestum



Y

Yucca baccata


Yucca brevifolia
  
Yucca elata
Yucca rigida
Yucca schotti


Z

Zauschneria californica
Zephyranthes candida 
Zinnia acerosa
Ziziphus jujuba

Zizyphus obtusifolia

 

 

 

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