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Seed of the Week Archive

Looking for more information about certain plants? Forgot the name of a plant you read about here? This is a list of links to plants from past Seed of the Week posts. They are roughly organized by category.

To revisit Mystery Seed posts, see the Mystery Seed tag.

1. Cacti and succulents moth-overachier-cactus-good

Arizona Queen of the Night, Peniocereus greggii

barrel cactus, Ferocactus

Saguaro

tiger aloe, Aloe variegata

2. Garden fruits and vegetables

avocados, Persea americana

fava or faba beans, Vicia faba

black-eyed peas, a type of cowpea, Vigna unguiculata (subsp. unguiculata)

cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon

lettuce, Lactuca sativa

carrot, Daucus carota

chard, Beta vulgaris subspecies cicla
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chili pepper plant, Capsicum annuum

coriander, Coriandrum sativum

chickpeas, garbanzo beans or Indian pea, Cicer arietinum

cucumber, Cucumis sativus

luffa sponges, genus Luffa

tomatillo or Mexican groundcherry, Physalis philadelphica

eggplant, Solanum melongena

garlic chives or Chinese chives, Allium tuberosum

grape, Vitus sp.

lentils, Lens culinaris

kiwi, Actinidia deliciosa

purple pod beans, Phaseolus vulgaris

strawberry, genus Fragaria

tomato, Solanum lycopersicum

basil, Ocimum basilicum

peas, Pisum sativum

pomegranate, Punica granatum

radish, Raphanus sativus

soybean, Glycine max

pumpkins, Cucurbita pepo and Cucurbita mixta

watermelon, Citrullus lanatus

zucchini plant, Cucurbita pepo

3. Landscape shrubs and vines

asparagus fern, Asparagus densiflorus

bittersweet, Celastrus sp.

brittlebush, Encelia farinosa

birdhouse gourd, Lagenaria siceraria

cattails, Typha sp.

coral bean, Erythrina flabelliformis

cotton, Gossypium hirsutum
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datura or jimsom weed, Datura sp.

doubleclaw, Proboscidea parviflora

pyracantha or firethorn, Pyracantha fortuneana

cat’s claw vine, Macfadyena unguis-cati

Japanese barberry, Berberis thunbergii

creosote bush, Larrea tridentata

guayule, Parthenium argentatum

jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis

rush or leafless milkweed, Asclepias subulata

silver or feathery senna, Senna artemisioides

staghorn sumac, Rhus typhina

passion flower or passion vine, Passiflora sp

yellow oleander, Thevetia peruviana

Lantana, Lantana camera

yellow bells, Tecoma stans

yellow orchid vine, Callaeum macropterum

red bird of paradise, also called pride-of-Barbados, Caesalpinia pulcherrima

red yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora

wild rose, Rosa sp

ocotillo, Fouquieria splendens

water caltrop, Trapa bicornis

Wolfberries, Lycium sp.

wisteria

4. Trees

American beech tree, Fagus grandifolia

apple, Malus domestica

apricot, Prunus armeniaca

catclaw acacia tree, Acacia greggii.

Chinese elm tree, Ulmus parvifolia

ash tree, Fraxinus

box elder, Acer negundo

chinaberry, Melia azedarach

ginkgo or maidenhair tree, Ginkgo biloba
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Eastern red cedar, Juniperus virginiana

ironwood tree, Olneya tesota

Arizona sycamore, Platanus wrightii

cascalote treeCaesalpinia cacalaco

cherries, Prunus

coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens

cork oak, Quercus suber

bottle trees, Brachychiton populneus

black walnut, Juglans nigra

carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua

eastern cottonwood, Populus deltoides

desert willow tree, Chilopsis linearis

date palm, Phoenix dactylifera

Elder pine, Pinus eldarica

fig, Ficus carica

giraffe thorn tree, Acacia erioloba

Eastern or Canadian hemlock, Tsuga canadensis

jacaranda, Jacaranda mimosifolia

Lemon trees, Citrus limon

mimosa or silktree, Albizia julibrissin

Texas mountain laurel or mescal bean, Calia secundiflora or Sophora secundiflora

moringa, Moringa oleifera

nutmeg, Myrstica fragrans

Osage orange, Maclura pomifera

papaya, Carica papaya

shagbark hickory, Carya ovata

blue palo verde, Parkinsonia florida

tamarack larch or American larch, Larix laricina

alligator juniper, Juniperus deppeana

olive tree, Olea europaea

pecans, Carya illinoinesis

sissoo tree, Dalbergia sissoo

screwbean mesquites, Prosopis pubescens

silver or swamp maple, Acer saccharinum

northern catalpa, Catalpa speciosa

willow acacia, Acacia salicina

tipu, Tipuana tipu

5. Wildflowers, ornamental flowers and a few weeds

African daisies, Dimorphotheca aurantiaca

annual sunflowers, Helianthus annuus

aster, Aster sp. or Symphyotrichum sp.

calendula or pot marigold, Calendula officinalis

catnip, Nepeta cataria

Dandelion

butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa

California poppies, Eschscholzia californicaorange-poppy

penstemon or beard-tongue, Penstemon sp.

hosta, Hosta sp.

goldenrods, Solidago sp.

common marigold, Tagetes sp.

snapdragon vine, Maurandya antirrhiniflora

chocolate flower or chocolate daisy, Berlandiera lyrata

Queen Anne’s lace, Daucus carota

Moroccan toadflax, Linaria maroccana

common garden snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus

oriental poppies, Papaver orientale

portulaca or moss rose, Portulaca grandiflora

golden dyssodia or golden fleece, Thymophylla sp.

golden dewdrop, Duranta erecta

golden alyssum or basket of gold, Aurinia saxatilis

lesquerella or Fendler’s Bladderpod, Physaria fendleri

filaree, heron’s bill or stork’s bill, Erodium sp.

hollyhocks

Lupine

nasturtiumTropaeolum sp.

Mexican hat or prairie coneflower, Ratibida columnifera

desert mallow or desert globemallow,  Sphaeralcea sp.

Lindley’s silver puffs, Microseris lindleyi

red flax or scarlet flax, Linum grandiflorum

spiny sowthistle, Sonchus asper

zinnaZinnia sp.

6. Grasses and grains

common wheat, Triticum aestivum

popcorn, Zea mays subspecies mays

white proso millet, Panicum miliaceum and sorghum (also called milo), Sorghum bicolor oat-grass

oats, Avena sativa

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