Plant Word List

Entries are included in the Plant Word List because either the scientific or common names (or both) are not found in A–Z or are incorrectly listed in A–Z. Entries without plural forms mean singular and plural forms are the same. If no species is listed after the common name, it’s because the name may be used with more than one species. Common names may not be the most-used designation; many regional variations exist. Editors have discretion as to which common name will be used with the current
scientific name.

For berries, grasses, and weeds, see multiple entries under B, G, and W for listings not in A–Z.

For common names of vegetables, see Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition.