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Archivists' Garden - Index by Latin Name

Archivists' Garden - Index by Latin Name

Bear's Breeches

Latin Name:
Acanthus spinosus, family Acanthaceae
Season:
July to August

Monkshood (Aconitum)

Latin Name:
Aconitum (Bressingham Spire) and Aconitum (Blue Sceptre), family Ranunculaceae
Season:
July to October
Associations:

African Blue Lily

Latin Name:
Agapanthus africanus, family Alliaceae
Season:
August to September
Associations:

Wood Anemone

Latin Name:
Anemone nemorosa, family Ranunculaceae
Season:
March to May
Associations:

Columbine (Grannie's Bonnets)

Latin Name:
Aquilegia vulgaris, family Ranunculaceae
Season:
May to June
Associations:

Sea Pink (Thrift)

Latin Name:
Armeria maritima (Bees Ruby), family Plumbaginaceae
Season:
May to June
Associations:

Appleringie (Lad's Love, Maid's Love, Wormwood)

Latin Name:
Artemisia abrotanum, family Compositae
Season:
May to October
Associations:

Aster

Latin Name:
Aster amellus (King George), family Compositae
Season:
August to October
Associations:

Birch (ornamental)

Latin Name:
Betula albosinensis, family Betulaceae
Season:
all year
Associations:

Birch

Latin Name:
Betula pendula, family Betulaceae
Season:
all year

Hard Fern

Latin Name:
Blechnum spicant, family Blechnaceae
Season:
all year

Boxwood

Latin Name:
Buxus sempervirens, family Buxaceae
Season:
all year

Ling (White Heather)

Latin Name:
Calluna vulgaris (Kinlochruel), family Ericaceae
Season:
June to September

Quamash

Latin Name:
Camassia quamash, family Hyacinthaceae/Liliaceae
Season:
May

Black Snakeroot

Latin Name:
Cimicifuga racemosa, family Ranunculaceae
Season:
June to July
Associations:

Hazel

Latin Name:
Corylus avellana (Contorta), family Betulaceae
Season:
April - October

Sowbread

Latin Name:
Cyclamen coum and Cyclamen hederifolium, family Primulaceae
Season:
January to March and September to October
Associations:

Common Foxglove

Latin Name:
Digitalis purpurea (Excelsior Hybrids), family Scrophulariaceae
Season:
May to July
Associations:

Male Fern

Latin Name:
Dryopteris filix-mas, family Dryopteridaceae
Season:
March to October
Associations:

Bell Heather

Latin Name:
Erica cinerea (C.D. Eason) and Erica cinerea (Hookstone White), family Ericaceae
Season:
June to September

Meadowsweet

Latin Name:
Filipendula ulmaria (Flore Pleno), family Roseaceae
Season:
June to September
Associations:

Snake's Head Fritillary

Latin Name:
Fritillaria meleagris, family Liliaceae
Season:
April to May
Associations:

Ivy

Ivy
Latin Name:
Hedera helix (Atropurpurea), family Araliaceae
Season:
all year

St John's Wort

Latin Name:
Hypericum (Hidcote), family Guttiferae
Season:
May to September
Associations:

Wild Flag Iris

Latin Name:
Iris pseudacorus, family Iridaceae
Season:
April-October (Form), April-May (Flowers)

Lily (Madonna)

Latin Name:
Lilium candidum, family Liliaceae
Season:
June to July

Lily (Leopard)

Latin Name:
Lilium pardalinum
Season:
July to August
Associations:

Honeysuckle

Latin Name:
Lonicera periclymenum, family Caprifoliaceae
Season:
July to September
Associations:

Apple

Latin Name:
Malus Domestica (James Grieve) and Malus Domestica (Worcester Pearmain), family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October
Associations:

Crab Apple

Latin Name:
Malus x robusta (Red Sentinel), family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October
Associations:

Shuttlecock Fern (Ostrich Fern)

Latin Name:
Matteuccia struthiopteris, family Dryopteridaceae/Woodsiaceae
Season:
April to October
Associations:

Grape Hyacinth

Latin Name:
Muscari azureum, family Liliaceae
Season:
May

Common Myrtle

Latin Name:
Myrtus communis, family Myrtaceae
Season:
All Year
Associations:

Daffodil, Wild (Lent Lily)

Latin Name:
Narcissus pseudonarcissus, family Primulaceae
Season:
March to April

Scotch Thistle

Latin Name:
Onopordon acanthium, family Asteraceae/Compositae
Season:
all year

Cowslip

Latin Name:
Primula veris, family Primulaceae
Season:
April to May

Primrose

Latin Name:
Primula vulgaris, family Primulaceae
Season:
March to April

Almond

Latin Name:
Prunus dulcis, family Rosaceae
Season:
March to April

Pear

Latin Name:
Pyrus communis. Pear (Conference), family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October

Rose (Dog)

Latin Name:
Rosa canina, family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October

Rose (Red)

Latin Name:
Rosa rubiginosa, family Rosaceae
Season:
June to October
Associations:

White Rose of Scotland (Scots Rose, Burnet Rose)

Latin Name:
Rosa spinosissima (Syn. Rosa pimpinellifolia), family Rosaceae
Season:
May to October

Rose (Glenfiddich)

Latin Name:
Rose (Glenfiddich), family Rosaceae
Season:
June to August
Associations:

Rosemary

Latin Name:
Rosmarinus officinalis, family Labiatae
Season:
April to October
Associations:

Bluebell

Latin Name:
Scilla non-scripta, family Hyacinthaceae/Liliaceae
Season:
April to May
Associations:

Rowan

Latin Name:
Sorbus aucuparia (Sheerwater Seedling), family Rosaceae
Season:
April to October

Yew

Yew
Latin Name:
Taxus baccata, family Taxaceae
Season:
all year

Hairy Thyme

Latin Name:
Thymus polytrichus, family Labiatae/Laminaceae
Season:
April to August

Vervain

Latin Name:
Verbena bonariensis, family Verbenaceae
Season:
June to September
Associations:

Rose (Guelder)

Latin Name:
Viburnum opulus (Compactum), family Adoxaceae
Season:
April to October

Lesser Periwinkle

Latin Name:
Vinca minor, family Apocynaceae
Season:
all year

Horned Pansy

Latin Name:
Viola cornuta, family Violaceae
Season:
April to July
Associations:

Violet (Sweet)

Latin Name:
Viola odorata, family Violaceae
Season:
March to May

Violet (Common Dog)

Latin Name:
Viola riviniana, family Violaceae
Season:
April to October