Outdoor Plants That Are Safe for Dogs? [a-z Complete List 2022]


The plants listed in the following pages have been listed by the ASPCA poison control center as being ‘safe’ for planting in areas frequented by dogs and other pets.

Please note, reactions to various chemicals found in plants may differ across animal species, and even by breed. Whilst the following plants should not cause severe or fatal poisoning, we do not suggest you should allow your pet to play with or ingest, any parts of these plants.

The contents of these pages are meant only as a suggested guideline. If you are in any doubt as to the safety of any plants mentioned, please consult other sources, and please contact us if you have any information to add.

Scroll down or click on the links below to view plants listed alphabetically by common name. Here you can find a list of plants to avoid if you want a dog-friendly garden.

A

Achira 

  • Canna edulis
  • Also known as Canna or Arrowroot

Acorn Squash

  • Cucurbita pepo
  • Acorn Squash produces edible squash with sweet, yellow-orange flesh.
  • It is a winter squash that is easy to grow from seed.
  • Can be included in the diets of both dogs and owners – delicious baked or roasted.
  • The seeds can also be eaten – they are best toasted.
  • Squash are vine plants that grow best on ‘hills’ or mounds of soil. These should be spaced roughly six feet apart.
  • Plant 5-6 seeds on each hill, one inch deep in the soil. Sow seeds directly into the soil 3-4 weeks after the last frost.
  • The squash will be ready to harvest after 80-90 days and should be ‘cured’ in a warm dry place such as a garage for a week or so before eating.

African Daisy 

  • Gerbera jamesonii
  • Also known as the Barberton Daisy, Veldt Daisy, Transvaal Daisy or Gerber Daisy

Algaroba 

  • Prosopis limensis
  • Also known as Kiawe or Mesquite

Aluminum Plant 

  • Pilea cadieri
  • Also known as the Watermelon Plant

Alumroot 

  • Heuchera sanguinea
  • Also known as Coral Bells or Heuchera

Alyssum 

  • Alyssum sp.
  • Low growing annual. Easy to grow from seed – usually germinates in 5-10 days.
  • Carpets of pretty flowers in a wide range of colors.
  • Good for planting at the front of flowerbeds, on rockeries, in hanging baskets, pots, containers, and raised beds.
  • Seeds are available here on Amazon.
  • For instant color and effect, ready-grown plants are available from garden centers in-store or online.

American Rubber Plant 

  • Peperomia obtusifolia / Rhynchophorum obtusifolium
  • Also known as Pepper Face or the Baby Rubber Plant

Amur Maple 

  • Acer ginnala

Antirrhinum 

  • Antirrhinum sp.
  • Also known as Snapdragon. Pretty perennials that grow best in full sun.
  • Available in a range of heights: dwarf varieties tend to grow from 6-8 inches, with tall varieties reaching 30-50 inches.
  • Frosted Flames Snapdragon
  • White Spanish Snapdragon 
  • Lemon Sherbet Snapdragon

Arabian Gentian 

  • Exacum affine
  • Also known as the Persian Violet or the German Violet

Areca Palm 

  • Dypsis lutescens / Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
  • Also known as the Golden Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm, Golden Feather Palm or Yellow Palm

Aregelia 

  • Neoregalia spp.
  • Also known as Crimson cup, Marbled fingernail, Blushing bromeliad, Ossifragi Vase, Miniature Marble plant

Artillery Plant 

  • Pilea microphylla

Aster chinensis 

  • Callistephus chinensis
  • Also known as Annual Aster or China Aster.
  • Colorful flowers are easily grown from seed.
  • Good for adding color to pots, planters, and flower beds.

Autumn Olive 

  • Elaeagnus sp.
  • Also known as Silver Berry or Russian Olive

B

Baby Rubber Plant 

  • Peperomia obtusifolia / Rhynchophorum obtusifolium
  • Also known as Pepper Face, or the American Rubber Plant

Bachelors’ Buttons  

  • Centaurea cyanus
  • Also known as Cornflower or Bluebottle.
  • Pretty annual. Flowers are traditionally blue, but now many varieties are available including white, pink, and deep purple.
  • Easy to grow from seed. Dwarf varieties grow well in planters and pots

Ball Fern 

  • Davallia sp.
  • Also known as the Rabbit’s Foot Fern, Squirrel Foot Fern, Deer Foot Fern, or Hare Fern

Bamboo

  • Phyllostachys aurea
  • Also known as Golden Bamboo or Fishpole Bamboo

Bamboo Vine

  • Smilax laurifolia
  • Alo known as the Blaspheme vine, or Laurel-leaved Greenbrier

Banana Tree

  • Musa acuminata
  • Also known as the Plantain

Banana Squash

  • Cucurbita maxima var. banana
  • Elongated squash with sweet, edible golden flesh. Easy to grow from seed.

Barberton Daisy

  • Gerbera jamesonii
  • Also known as the Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy, Veldt Daisy, or Gerbera Daisy

Beetroot

  • Beta vulgaris
  • Also known as Beets, Red Beet, Swiss Chard, Roman Kale or Sugar Beet

Big Shagbark Hickory

  • Carya laciniosa
  • Also known as Big Shellbark Hickory, Shellbark Hickory, or Shagbark Hickory

Bitter Pecan

  • Carya aquatica
  • Also known as Water Hickory

Bitternut

  • Carya cordiformis

Black Hawthorn

  • Viburnum lentago or Crataegus douglasii
  • Also known as Wild raisin, Tea Plant, Cowberry, Nannyberry, Sweet Viburnum, Nanny Plum, Sheepberry or Sweetberry

Blaspheme Vine

  • Smilax laurifolia
  • Also known as Laurel-leaved Greenbrier, or Bamboo Vine

Bloodleaf

  • Iresine herbstii
  • Also known as Chicken Gizzard, Yellow Bloodleaf, or Joseph’s Coat

Blooming Sally

  • Epilobium angustifolium
  • Also known as Willow Herb, Great Willow Herb, or Fire Weed

Blue Bead 

  • Clintonia borealis
  • Also known as the Corn Lilly

Blue Daisy 

  • Felicia amelloides / Agathaea coelestis
  • Also known as Felicia, or Blue Marguerite

Blue Echeveria 

  • Echeveria derenbergii
  • Also known as the Maroon Chenille Plant, Painted Lady, Copper Rose, Wax Rosette, or Plush Plant

Blue Eyed Daisy 

  • Arctotis stoechadifolia
  • Also known as the Blue-eyed African Daisy

Blue-dicks 

  • Dichelostemma pulchellum, Brodiaea pulchella / Hookera pulchella
  • Also known as the Wild Hyacinth

Bluebottle  

  • Centaurea cyanus
  • Also known as Cornflower or Bachelors’ Button.
  • Pretty annual. Flowers are traditionally blue, but now many varieties are available including white, pink, and deep purple.
  • Easy to grow from seed. Dwarf varieties grow well in planters and pots.

Blunt Leaf Peperomia 

  • Peperomia obtusifolia / Rhynchophorum obtusifolium
  • Also known as the Pepper Face, Baby Rubber Plant, or American Rubber Plant

Blushing Bromeliad 

  • Neoregalia sp.
  • Also known as Crimson cup, Marbled fingernail, Blushing Bromeliad, Ossifragi Vase, Miniature Marble plant or Aregelia

Bold Sword Fern 

  • Nephrolepis biserrata

Boston Fern 

  • Nephrolepis exalta bostoniensis

Bottle Palm 

  • Beaucarnea recurvata / Nolina tuberculata
  • Also known as the Elephant-foot Tree or the Pony Tail Plant

Bride’s Bonnet 

  • Clintonia uniflora
  • Also known as Queencup

Bristly Greenbrier 

  • Smilax hispida
  • Also known as Hagbrier, Hellfetter

Bullbrier 

  • Smilax rotundifolia
  • Also known as Catbrier, Horsebrier, Common Greenbrier

Bur Gourd 

  • Cucumis anguria
  • Also known as the Goareberry Gourd, Gooseberry Gourd, or the West Indian Gherkin

Buttercup Squash  

  • Cucurbita maxima cv buttercup
  • A winter squash, easy to grow and producing particularly delicious fruit.
  • Seeds can be sown directly into the ground 3-4 weeks after the last frost. Best grown on ‘hills’ or mounds of earth.
  • Ready to harvest approximately 100 days after planting.

Butterfly Ginger 

  • Hedychium coronarium
  • Also known as White Ginger, Cinnamon Jasmine, Garland Flower or Ginger Lily

Buzy Lizzy 

  • Impatiens sp.
  • Also known as the Giant Touch-Me-Not, Impatiens, Patient Lucy, Patient Plant or Tangerine Impatience

C

Caeroba 

  • Calathea insignis
  • Also called the Rattle Snake Plant, Peacock Plant, or Zebra Plant

California Pitcher Plant 

  • Darlingtonia californica
  • Also called the Cobra Orchid, Cobra Plant, Cobra Lily or Chrysamphora

Camellia 

  • Camellia japonica
  • Also known as the Common Camellia or Peony Camellia

Canary Date Palm 

  • Phoenix canariensis

Candle Plant 

  • Plectranthus coleoides

Candycorn Plant 

  • Hypocyrta nummularia

Cane Palm 

  • Dypsis lutescens / chrysalidocarpus lutescens
  • Also known as the Golden Butterfly Palm, Areca Palm, Golden Feather Palm or the Yellow Palm

Canna Lilly 

  • Canna generalis
  • Also known as the Common Garden Canna

Canterbury-bell 

  • Gloxinia perennis

Cape Marigold 

  • Dimorphotheca pluvialis
  • Also known as the African Daisy

Cape Primrose 

  • Streptocarpus sp.
  • Also known as Twisted Fruit or Bavarian Belle

Carob 

  • Ceratonia siliqua
  • Also known as the Sugar Pod, Locust Pods, Algaroba or Carob Tree Kharoub

Carrot Fern 

  • Onychium japonica

Casaba Melon 

  • Cucumis melo
  • Also known as Honeydew Melon, True Cantaloupe, Muskmelon

Cast Iron Plant 

  • Aspidistra elatior
  • Also known as the Bar Room Plant, Iron Plant or Variegated Cast Iron Plant

Cat Brier

  • Smilax glabra
  • Also known as China Root, Ti-hu-ling or Shiny Leaf Smilax

Cat Ear 

  • Calochortus nuttalli; Calochortus luteus
  • Also known as Sego Lily, Star Tulip, Mariposa Lily, Butterfly Tulip or Calochortus

Chenille Plant 

  • Acalypha hispida
  • Also known as Philippine Medusa, Foxtail or Red-hot Cat Tail

Chickens and Hens 

  • Echeveria elegans

Chin-lao-shu 

  • Smilax glabra
  • Also known as China Root, Ti-hu-ling, Shiny Leaf Smilax or Catbrier

China Aster 

  • Callistephus chinensis
  • Also known as Annual Aster or Aster Sinensis

Chinese Plumbago 

  • Ceratostigma willmottianum

Christmas Dagger 

  • Polystichum acrostichoides
  • Also known as the Christmas Dagger Fern

Christmas Palm 

  • Veitchia merrillii
  • Also known as the Dwarf Royal Palm or Manila Palm

Cinnamon 

  • Cinnamonium

Cinquefoil 

  • Potentilla sp.
  • Also known as Silver Cinquefoil, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Rough Cinquefoil, Sulfur Cinquefoil or Rock Cinquefoil

Clearweed 

  • Pilea pumila
  • Also known as Coolwort or Richweed

Club Moss 

  • Selaginella kraussiana
  • Also known as Cushion Moss, Irish Moss, Krauss’ Spikemoss, Spreading Club Moss or Trailing Irish Moss

Cocks Comb 

  • Amaranthus hypochondriacus
  • Also known as Pile Wort, Lady Bleeding or Red Cocks Comb

Common Snapdragon 

  • Antirrhinum majus

Confederate Jasmine 

  • Trachelospermum jasminoides
  • Also known as Star Jasmine

Copper Rose 

  • Echeveria multicaulis

Copperleaf 

  • Acalypha godseffiana

Coral Bells 

  • Heuchera sanguinea

Cornflower

  • Centaurea cyanus
  • Also known as Bachelors’ Button or Bluebottle.
  • Pretty annual. Flowers traditionally blue, but now many varieties available including white, pink and deep purple.
  • Easy to grow from seed. Dwarf varieties grow well in planters and pots.

Crape Myrtle 

  • Lagerstroemia indica

Creeping Charlie 

  • Pilea nummulariifolia / Plectranthus australis
  • Also known as Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus)

Creeping Gloxinia 

  • Asarina erubescens
  • Also known as Maurandya

Creeping Mahonia 

  • Mahonia aquifolium
  • Also known as Tall Mahonia, Mountain Grape, Oregon Grape, Oregon Holly or Holly-leaved Barberry

Creeping Rubus 

  • Rubus pedatus
  • Also known as Strawberry-leaf Raspberry

Creeping Zinnia 

  • Sanvitalia species

Crimson Cup 

  • Neoregalia sp.
  • Also known as Marbled fingernail,Blushing bromeliad, Ossifragi Vase, Miniature Marble plant or Aregelia

Crisped Feather Fern 

  • Nephrolepis biserrata
  • Also known as the Bold-Sword Fern

Cucumber 

  • Cucumis sativa

D

Dainty Rabbits-Foot Fern 

  • Davallia fejeensis
  • Also known as Lacy Paw or Lacy Hare’s Foot

Dallas Fern 

  • Nephrolepis biserrata
  • Also known as the Bold Sword Fern

Desert Trumpet 

  • Eriogonium inflatum

Duffii Fern 

  • Nephrolepsis cordifolia ‘duffii’
  • Also known as the Duffy Fern or Lemon Button Fern

Dwarf Date Palm 

  • Phoenix acaulis

Dwarf Feather Palm 

  • Nephrolepis exaltata

Dwarf Palm 

  • Chamaedorea elegans
  • Also known as the Good Luck palm or Parlor palm

Dwarf Rose-Stripe Star 

  • Cryptanthus bivattus minor

Dwarf Royal Palm 

  • Veitchia merillii

Dwarf Whitman Fern 

  • Nephrolepsis cordifolia plumosa

E

Easter Daisy 

  • Townsendia sevicea

Eastern Star 

  • Dianthus

Emerald Ripple Peperomia 

  • Peperomia caperata
  • Also known as Green ripple peperomia or Little fantasy peperpmia

English Hawthorn 

  • Crataegus laevigata
  • Also known as Midland hawthorn or Smooth hawthorn

F

Fairy Fountain 

  • Celosia cristata
  • Also known as Feathered Amaranth or Woolflower

False Aralia 

  • Dizygotheca elegantissima

Fan Tufted Palm 

  • Rhapis flabelliformis
  • Also known as the Lady Palm

Fig Leaf Gourd 

  • Cucurbita ficifolia
  • Also known as the Malabar Gourd

Figleaf Palm 

  • Fatsia japonica
  • Also known as the Formosa rice tree, Glossy-leaved paper plant or Big-leaf paper plant

Fish Tail Fern 

  • Cyrtomium falcatum

Flame African Violet 

  • Episcia reptans
  • Also known as Flame violet or Red violet

Flame of the Woods 

  • Ixora coccinea
  • Also known as Maui Sunset

Fluffy Ruffles 

  • Nephrolepsis exalta

Forster Sentry Palm 

  • Howea forsteriana
  • Also known as the Kentia palm

Forsythia 

  • Oleaceae
  • Also known as Golden Bells

Friendship Plant 

  • Pilea involucrata

Fuchsia 

  • Fuchsia
  • Also known as Ladies Ear Drops

G

Garden Marigold 

  • Calendula officinalis
  • Also known as the Marigold, Mary Bud, Gold bloom or Pot marigold

Gerber Daisy 

  • Gerbera jamesonii
  • Also known as the Transvaal Daisy, African Daisy, Veldt Daisy or Barberton Daisy

German Violet 

  • Exacum affine
  • Also known as the Arabian gentian or Persian violet

Ghost Leafless Orchid 

  • Polyrrhiza lindenii

Giant Aster 

  • Townsendia sericea

Giant Holly Fern 

  • Ploystichum munitum
  • Also known as Sword fern, Wester sword or Imbricate sword fern

Globe Thistle 

  • Echinops

Gloxinia 

  • Sinningia speciosa

Gold-Fish Plant 

  • Hypocyrta nummularia
  • Also known as the Candy Corn Plant

Golden Bells 

  • Oleaceae
  • Also known as Forsythia

Golden Butterfly Palm 

  • Dypsis lutescens
  • Also known as Areca Palm, Cane Palm, Golden Feather Palm or Yellow Palm

Golden Lace Orchid 

  • Haemaria discolor
  • Also known as the Jewel Orchid

Grape Hyacinth 

  • Muscari armeniacum

Grape Ivy 

  • Cissus rhombifolia
  • Also known as Venezuela treebine

H

Hagbrier 

  • Smilax hispida
  • Also known as Hellfetter

Hardy Baby Tears 

  • Sedum album
  • Also known as Stonecrop

Hardy Gloxinia 

  • Incarvillea

Hare Fern 

  • Davallia sp.
  • Also known as Rabbit’s Foot Fern, Squirrel Foot Fern, Deer Foot Fern or Ball Fern

Hawthorn 

  • Crataegus species
  • Also known as Pirliteiro or Haws

Holligold 

  • Calendula officinalis
  • Also known as Marigold, Mary Bud, Gold Bloom, Pot Marigold or Garden Marigold

Hollyhock 

  • Althea rosea

Honey Locust 

  • Gleditsia triacanthos

Honey Plant 

  • Hoya carnosa
  • Also known as the Wax Plant

Honeydew Melon 

  • Cucumis melo

Honeysuckle Fuchsia 

  • Fuchsia triphylla

Hubbard Squash 

  • Cucurbita maxima var. hubbard

I

Ice Plant 

  • Lampranthus piquet

Impatiens 

  • Impatiens sp.
  • Also known as the Giant Touch-Me-Not, Buzzy Lizzy, Patient Lucy, Patient Plant or Tangerine Impatience

Irish Moss 

  • Selaginella kraussiana
  • Also known as Club Moss, Cushion Moss, Krauss’ Spikemoss, Spreading Club Moss or Trailing Irish Moss

Iron Tree 

  • Ixora coccinea
  • Also known as Maui Sunset or Flame of the Woods

Ivy Leaf Peperomia 

  • Peperomia griseoargentea
  • Also known as Plantinum Peperomia or Silver leaf Peperomia

J

Jacob’s Ladder 

  • Smilax herbacea
  • Also known as Carrion Flower

Japanese Aralia

  • Also known as the Formosa rice tree, Glossy-leaved paper plant or the Big-leaf paper plant

Japanese Pittosporum 

  • Pittosporum tobira
  • Also known as the Australian laurel or Mock orange

Jasmine 

  • Jasminium species

Jewel Orchid 

  • Haemaria discolor
  • Also known as the Golden Lace Orchid

Jungle Geranium 

  • Ixora javanica

K

Kaempferia 

  • Kaempferia
  • Also known as Peacock Ginger

Kahali Ginger 

  • Hedychium gardnerianum

Kenilworth

  • Ivy Cymbalaria muralis
  • Also known as Coliseum Ivy

Kentia Palm 

  • Howea forsteriana
  • Also known as the Forster Senty Palm

Kharoub 

  • Ceratonia siliqua
  • Also known as the Carob Tree

King and Queen Fern 

  • Asplenium bulbiferum
  • Also known as the Hen and Chickens Fern, Spleenwort or Parsley fern

King Nut 

  • Carya laciniosa

King of the Forest

  •  Anoectuchilus setaceus
  • Also known as the Golden Jewel Orchid

Kuang-yen-pa-hsieh 

  • Smilax glabra
  • Also known as the China Root, Ti-hu-ling, Shiny Leaf Smilax or Cat Brier

L

Lace Flower Vine 

  • Episcia dianthiflora
  • Also known as Chocolate Soldier

Lace Orchid 

  • Odontoglossum crispum

Ladies Ear Drops 

  • Fuchsia

Lady Lou 

  • Episcia reptans
  • Also known as the Flame Violet, Red Violet or Flame African Violet

Lady Palm 

  • Rhapis flabelliformus

Lady Slipper 

  • Impatiens sp.
  • Also known as the Giant Touch-Me-Not, Buzzy Lizzy, Patient Lucy, Patient Plant, Tangerine Impatience or Impatience Plant

Leather Peperomia 

  • Peperomia crassifolia

Leopard Lily 

  • Lachenalia lilacina
  • Leopard Orchid Dendrobium gracilicaule
  • Also known as the Tiger Orchid

Lesser Snapdragon 

  • Antirrhinum orontium

Lily of the Valley Orchid 

  • Odontoglossum pulchellum

Linden 

  • Tilia americana

Lipstick Plant 

  • Aeschynanthus humilis

Little Fantasy Peperomia 

  • Peperomia caperata
  • Also known as Green Ripple Peperomia or Emerald Ripple Peperomia

Little Zebra Plant 

  • Haworthia subfasciata

Living Rock Cactus 

  • Pleiospilos bolusii
  • Also known as the African living rock or Mimicry plant

Living Stones 

  • Lithops naureeniae
  • Also known as Kiawe or Mesquite

M

Madagascar Jasmine 

  • Stephanotis floribunda
  • Also known as Wax Flower, Bride’s Flower or Clustered Wax Flower

Magnolia Bush 

  • Magnolia stellata
  • Also known as the Star Magnolia

Mahonia Mahonia aquifolium

  • Also known as the Oregon Grape, Oregon Grape Holly, Mahonia aguifolium or Holly-leaved berry

Malabar Gourd

  •  Cucurbita ficifolia
  • Also known as the Fig-leaf gourd

Malaysian Dracaema 

  • Pleomele reflexa
  • Also known as Song of India

Manila Palm

  • Veitchia merrillii
  • Also known as the Dwarf Royal Palm or Christmas Palm

Maranta 

  • Calathea insignis

Marigold 

  • Calendula officinalis
  • Also known as Mary-bud, Garden Marigold, Gold bloom or Pot Marigold

Mariposa Lily 

  • Calochortus gunnisonii

Maroon 

  • Echeveria multicaulis
  • Also known as Copper Rose

Metallic Peperomia 

  • Peperomia caperata

Mexican Firecracker 

  • Echeveria Pulinata

Mexican Rosettes 

  • Echevaria
  • Also known as Mexican Snowballs

Miniature Date Palm 

  • Phoenix robellinii
  • Also known as the Pygmy Date Palm or Robellini Palm

Miniature Fish Tail 

  • Chamaedorea elegans
  • Also known as the Parlor Palm

Miniature Maranta 

  • Calathea micans

Miniature Marble Plant 

  • Neoregelia spectabilis

Mistletoe Cactus 

  • Rhipsalis cassutha

Mockernut Hickory 

  • Carya tomentosa
  • Also known as the Squarenut

Mosaic Plant 

  • Bertolonia mosaica / Fittonia argyroneura
  • Also known as the Jewel Plant, Siver Nerve, Nerve Plant or Silver Threads

Mosaic Vase 

  • Guzmania musaica

Moss Campion 

  • Silene acaulis
  • Also known as Bladder Campion, Cushion Pink, Dwarf Silene or Catchfly

Moss Phlox 

  • Phlox subulata

Mother Fern 

  • Asplenium bulbiferum
  • Also known as King and Queen Fern, Spleenwort, Parsley Fern or Hen and Chickens Fern

Mother of Pearl 

  • Secum weinbergii
  • Also known as the Ghost Plant

Mountain Camellia

  •  Stewartia ovata

Mulberry Bush Greenbrier 

  • Smilax sp.
  • Mulberry Tree Morus sp.

Muskmelon 

  • Cucumis melo

N

Nasturtium 

  • Tropaeolum majus

Natal Plum 

  • Carissa grandiflora

Neanthe Bella Palm 

  • Chamaedorea elegans

Natal Plum

Neoregelia 

  • Neoregalia sp.
  • Also known as Crimson Cup, Marbled Fingernail, Blushing Bromeliad, Ossifragi Vase, Miniature Marble Plant or Aregelia

Nerve Plant 

  • Bertolonia mosaica / Fittonia argyroneura
  • Also known as the Jewel Plant, Siver Nerve, Mosaic Plant or Silver Threads

Night Blooming Cereus 

  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Also known as Queen of the Night, Pitaya or Honolulu Queen

O

Old Man Cactus 

  • Cephalocereus senilis

Old World Orchid 

  • Bulbophyllum appendiculatum
  • Also known as Cirrhopetalum

Orange Star 

  • Guzmania lingulata minor

Oregon Grape 

  • Mahonia aquifolium
  • Also known as Mountain Grape, Oregon Grape Holly, Mahonia Aguifolium, Holly-Leaved Berry or Mahonia

P

Paddys Wig 

  • Soleirolia soleirolii
  • Also known as Japanese moss, Peace-in-the-home, Corsican Carpet, Angel’s Tears, Irish Moss, Mind-your-own-business or Pollyanna vine

Painted Lady 

  • Echeveria multicaulis
  • Also known as Copper Rose

Pampas Grass 

  • Cortaderia selloana

Panamiga 

  • Pilea involucrata
  • Also known as the Friendship Plant

Pansy Orchid 

  • Miltonia roezlii alba

Paradise Palm 

  • Howea forsteriana
  • Also known as the Kentia palm or Forster Senty Palm

Patient Lucy 

  • Impatiens sp.
  • Also known as Giant Touch-Me-Not, Impatience Plant, Patient Plant, Tangerine Impatience or Buzzy Lizzie

Peacock Plant 

  • Kaempferia
  • Also known as Peacock Ginger or Kaempferia

Pearl Plant 

  • Haworthia margaritifera

Peperomia Hederifolia 

  • Peperomia griseoargentea

Peperomia Peltfolia 

  • Peperomia Peltifolia

Peperomia Rotundifolia 

  • Peperomia Rotundifolia

Peperomia Sandersii 

  • Peperomia Sandersii

Pepper Face 

  • Peperomia obtusifolia / Rhynchophorum obtusifolium
  • Also known as the Baby Rubber Plant or American Rubber Plant

Persian Violet 

  • Exacum affine
  • Also known as the Arabian gentian or German Violet

Petunia 

  • Petunia species

Pheasant Plant 

  • Cryptanthus zonatus

Piggy Back Plant 

  • Tolmeia menziesii
  • Also known as the Pick-a-back plant, Mother of Thousands or Curiosity plant

Pignut Hickory 

  • Carya glabra

Pincushion Flower 

  • Leucospermum incisum

Pink Brocade 

  • Episcia cultivar

Pink Starlite 

  • Cryptanthus bivattus minor
  • Also known as the Starfish Plant, Green Earth Star, Vary-Leaf Star or Earth Star

Pitaya 

  • Hylocereus undatus
  • Also known as Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus or Honolulu Queen

Plush Plant 

  • Echeveria pulvoliver

Pony Tail 

  • Beaucarnea recurvata / Nolina tuberculata
  • Also known as the Elephant-Foot Tree, Pony Tail Plant or Bottle Palm

Porcelain Flower 

  • Hoya carnosa ‘krinkle kurl’
  • Also known as the Hindu Rope Plant

Prairie Lily 

  • Zephyranthes drummondii
  • Also known as the giant rain lily or hill country rain lily

Prairie Snowball 

  • Abronia fragrans
  • Also known as sand verbena or wild lantana

Prayer Plant

  •  Calathea insignis
  • Also known as Maranta

Prostrate Coleus 

  • Plectranthus oetendahlii

Pupleosier Willow 

  • Salix purpurea

Purple Baby Tears 

  • Frithia pulchra
  • Also knonw as fairy elephant’s feet

Purple Passion Vine 

  • Gynura aurantica
  • Also known as the Velvet Plant, Royal Velvet Plant or Purple Velvet Plant

Purple Waffle Plant 

  • Hemigraphis exotica

Q

Queencup 

  • Clintonia uniflora
  • Also known as Bride’s Bonnet

Queens Spiderwort 

  • Dichorisandra reginae

Queensland Arrowroot 

  • Canna edulis
  • Also known as Achira, Canna or Arrowroot

R

Rabbits Foot Fern 

  • Davallia sp.
  • Also known as Hare Fern, Squirrel Foot Fern, Deer Foot Fern or Ball Fern

Rainbow Orchid 

  • Epidendrum prismatocarpum

Red African Violet 

  • Episcia reptans

Red Edge Peperomia 

  • Peperomia clusiifolia

Red Palm Lily 

  • Cordyline rubra

Red Veined Prayer 

  • Calathea insignis
  • Also known as Maranta or Prayer Plant

Roosevelt Fern 

  • Nephrolepis biserrata

Rose 

  • Rosa Species

Russian Olive 

  • elaeagnus species
  • Also known as Autumn Olive or Silverberry

S

Saffron Spike Zebra 

  • Aphelandra squarrosa

Saint Bernards Lily 

  • Anthericum liliago

Sand Lily 

  • Leucocrinum montanum
  • Also known as mountain lily or star lily

Sand Verbena 

  • Abronia fragrans
  • Also known as Prairie Snowball or Wild Lantana

Satin Pellionia 

  • Pellonia pulchra

Sawbrier 

  • Smilax glauca
  • Also known as Wild Sasparilla

Scabious 

  • Leucospermum incisum
  • Also known as the Pincushion Flower

Scarborough

  • Lily Vallota speciosa

Scarlet Orchid 

  • Epidendrum tampense
  • Also known as the Florida Butterfly Orchid

Scarlet Sage 

  • Also known as Texas Sage

Shellbark Hickory 

  • Carya laciniosa

Shrimp Cactus 

  • Schlumbergera russelliana

Silver Bell 

  • Halesia carolina
  • Also known as opossum wood, snowbell tree or shittimwood

Silver Heart 

  • Peperomia caperata

Silver Pink Vine 

  • Hoya pubicalyx

Silver Star

  • Cryptanthus lacerdae
  • Also known as Cape Marigold

Silver Table Fern 

  • Pteris sp.

Slender Deutzia 

  • Deutzia gracilis

Small Fruited Hickory 

  • Carya glabra

Snapdragon 

  • Antirrhinum

Speckled Wood Lily 

  • Clintonia umbelluata

Spice Orchid 

  • Epidendrum atropurpeum
  • Spice Orchid Epidendrum ibaguense
  • Also known as the Fiery Reed Orchid

Star Jasmine 

  • Trachelospermum jasminoides

Star Lily 

  • Leucocrinum montanum
  • Also known as Mountain Lily or Sand Lily

Star Plant 

  • Cryptanthus bivattus minor
  • Also known as the Starfish Plant, Green Earth Star, Vary-Leaf Star or Pink Starlite

Strawberry 

  • Fragaria

Striped Blushing 

  • Neoregalia sp.
  • Also known as Crimson Cup, Marbled Fingernail, Blushing Bromeliad, Neoregelia, Miniature Marble Plant or Aregelia

Sulfur Flower 

  • Eriogonium umbellatum
  • Also known as Wild Buckwheat

Summer Hyacinth 

  • Galtonia

Sunflower 

  • Helianthus angustifolius

Sweetheart Hoya 

  • Hoya kerrii
  • Also knwn as wax hearts or valentine hoya

Sword Fern 

  • Nephrolepis biserrata

T

Tahitian Bridal Veil 

  • Tradescantia multiflora

Tailed Orchid 

  • Masdevallia

Teasel Gourd 

  • Cucumis dipsaceus

Texas Sage 

  • Salvia coccinea
  • Also known as Scarlet Sage

Thea Japonica 

  • Thea Japonica / Camellia japonica
  • Also known as the Common Camellia or Peony Camellia

Thimble Cactus 

Tickseed 

  • Coreopsis californica
  • Also known as Coreopsis

Tiger Orchid 

  • Haemaria discolor
  • Also known as the Golden Lace Orchid or Jewel Orchid

Toad Spotted Cactus 

  • Stapelia variegata

Tree Cactus 

  • Opuntia species

Tree Gloxinia

  •  Kohleria lindeniana

True Cantaloupe 

  • Cucumis melo

Turban Squash 

  • Cucurbita maxima cv turbaniformis

U

V

Variegated Wandering Jew 

  • Tradescantia flumeninsis
  • Also known as speedy henry or wandering jew

Velvet Plant 

  • Gynura aurantica

Venus Fly Trap 

  • Dionaea muscipula

Verona Fern 

  • Nephrolepis biserrata

Vining Peperomia 

  • Peperomia serpens variegata

Violet Slipper Gloxinia 

  • Sinningia speciosa
  • Also known as Bright Eyes

W

Waffle Plant

  •  Hemigraphis exotica

Wandering Jew 

  • Tradescantia flumeninsis
  • Also known as Speedy Henry

Water Hickory

  •  Carya aquatica

Watermelon Begonia 

  • Peperomia argyreia
  • Watermelon Pilea Pilea cadieri
  • Also known as the Watermelon Plant or Aluminum Plant

Wax Plant 

  • Hoya carnosa ‘krinkle kurl’
  • Also known as the Hindu Rope Plant or Porcelain Flower

White Ginger 

  • Hedychium coronarium
  • Also known as Butterfly Ginger, Cinnamon Jasmine, Garland Flower or Ginger Lily

White Heart Hickory 

  • Carya tomentosa

Whitman Fern 

  • Nephrolepis biserrata
  • Also known as the Bold Sword Fern, Nephrolepis Biserrata, Verona Fern or Verona Lace Fern

Wild Buckwheat 

  • Eriogonium umbellatum
  • Also known as the Sulphur Flower

Wild Hyacinth 

  • Dichelostemma pulchellum / Brodiaea pulchella / Hookera pulchella
  • Also known as Blue Dicks

Wild Lantana 

  • Abronia fragrans
  • Also known as Sand Verbena or Prairie Snowball

Wild Sasparilla 

  • Smilax glauca
  • Also known as Sawbrier

Wild Strawberry 

  • Fragaria

Windmill Palm 

  • Trachycarpus fortunei
  • Also known as the Chusan Palm

Winter Cattleya 

  • Cattleya trianaei
  • Also known as the Christmas Orchid

Withered Snapdragon

  •  Anthirrhinum multiflorum

Woolflower 

  • Celosia cristata

X

Y

Yellow Bloodleaf 

  • Iresine herbstii
  • Also known as Chicken Gizzard, Bloodleaf or Joseph’s Coat

Yellow Palm 

  • Dypsis lutescens / Chrysalidocarpus lutescens
  • Also known as the Golden Butterfly Palm, Cane Palm or Golden Feather Palm

Yellow-Flowered Gourd 

  • Cucurbita species

Yerba Linda 

  • Peperomia rotundifolia

Z

Zebra Haworthia 

  • Haworthia fasciata

Zinnia 

  • Zinnia sp.

Zucchini Squash 

  • Cucurbia pepo cv zucchini

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