W

watercress (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)
waterleaf (Hydrophyllum)
water pimpernel or brookweed (Samolus parviflorus)
waterwort (Elatine)
wax vine; wax vines: Cape ivy (Senecio macroglossus)
weeds [close up all “weed” words unless the first word is a proper name; see A–Z for other listings]:
beggarweed (Desmodium)
chickweed: common chickweed (Stellaria media)
duckweed, common (Lemna minor)
duckweed, giant (Spirodela oligorhiza)
duckweed [tiny leaves] (Wolffia arrhiza)
jewelweed (Impatiens)
Jimson weed (Datura stramonium)
pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)
pigweed (Amaranthus)
ragweed (Ambrosia)
silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
waxweed, tropical or Columbian (Cuphea carthagenensis)
whippoorwill flower; whippoorwill flowers (Trillium cernuum)
Wichuraiana (see Rosa wichuraiana in A–Z)
woolly thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus)

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G

globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)
globethistle (Echinops)
glory flower; glory flowers (Eccremocarpus scaber)
gloxinia, florist’s (Sinningia speciosa) [others, see Gloxinia in A–Z] godetia (Clarkia spp.)
Granny Smith apples
grass, grasses (updated 10/23/18)
Ornamental grasses are open (feather reed grass, tufted hair grass, bottlebrush grass, switch grass, fountain grass, Indian grass)
Turfgrasses are closed (bluegrass, ryegrass, lovegrass, buffalograss), unless the name includes a proper noun, in which case it is open (St. Augustine grass)

green bean; green beans
ground ivy (Glecoma hederacea)
Grüss an Achen rose

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B

baboon flower; baboon flowers (Babiana)
bayrum tree; bayrum trees (Pimenta racemosa)
beardtongue (Penstemon)
beefwood (Casuarina)
beggar’s lice (Hackelia virginiana)
berries:
baked-apple berry; baked-apple berries (Rubus chamaemorus)
Boysenberry; Boysenberries (Rubus)
bunchberry; bunchberries (Cornus canadensis)
candleberry; candleberries (Myrica pensylvanica)
catberry; catberries (Ribes grossularioides)
cockroach berry; cockroach berries (Solanum capsicoides)
honey berry; honey berries (Melicoccus bijugatus)
lingonberry; lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)
loganberry (Rubus)
marionberry; marionberries (Rubus)
mooseberry; mooseberries or squashberry (Viburnum edule)
raccoon berry: racoonberries (see Mayapple in A–Z)
thimbleberry; thimbleberries (Rubus parviflorus)
waxberry; waxberries: snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
yellowberry; yellowberries (Rubus chamaemorus)

bigleaf hydrangea
bigroot (Marah)
Bishop’s wort
bleeding-heart vine; bleeding-heart vines (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)
blue star creeper (Isotoma)
bok choy (Brassica rapa var. chinensis)
Brussels sprout; Brussels sprouts (Cap B follows SIM often cap rule.)
buckbean; buckbeans (Menyanthes)

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C

cactus; cacti
catgut or goat’s rue (Tephrosia virginiana)
cauliflower
Cécile Brünner rose
cedar (Cedrus); false cedars [shown by spelling or hyphenation]:
western redcedar (Thuja plicata)
incense-cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)
Port-Orford-cedar (Chaecyparis lawsoniana)
Alaska-cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)
chickpea or garbanzo (Cicer arietinum)
cocklebur; cockleburs (Xanthium strumarium)
coffee tree; coffee trees (Polyscias guilfoylei)
coneflower; coneflowers: common name for species of both Rudbeckia and Echinacea; use with scientific name to avoid confusion
coneplant; coneplants (Hemitomes congestum)
coralbells (Heuchera)
coralroot (Corallorhiza)
coralwood (Adenanthera pavonina)
corn plant; corn plants (Dracaena fragrans)
cornsalad (Valerianella) [an edible green] cup plant; cup plants (Silphium perfoliatum)

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