Plant Database

Plant Database

Click on the photo to learn more! Plants are alphabetized by their scientific name.

Acmella oleraceae
Toothache Plant
Jambu
Agrião-do-pará (Portuguese)
Native Range: Brazil
Other Names: Eyeball Plant, Buzz Buttons, Paracress

Amaranthus cruentas
Amaranth
Huauhtli (Nahuatl)
Amaranto (Spanish)
Native Range: Mexico and Guatemala

Asclepias curassavica
Mexican Milkweed
Flor de Sangre (Spanish)
Native Range: South America, Mexico
Other Names: Tropical Milkweed, Bloodflower

Callicarpa acuminata
Mexican Beautyberry
X-pukin (Yucatec Maya)
Palo de Chilcaca (Spanish)
Native Range: Mexico to Bolivia
Other Names: Other names: Pukim (Maya)

Cestrum parqui
Green Cestrum
Palqui (Mapuche)
Cestrum verde (Spanish)
Native Range: Chile
Other Name: Night Blooming Cestrum

Datura wrightii
Sacred Datura
Toloatzin (Nahuatl)
Toloache (Spanish)
Native Range: Northern Mexico, southwestern U.S.

 

Passiflora caerulea
Blue Passionflower
Mburucuyá (Guaraní)
Pasionaria azul (Spanish)
Native Range: South America
Other Names: Bluecrown Passionflower, Clock Plant

 

Piper auritum
Mexican Pepperleaf
Tlanecpahquílitl (Nahuatl) / x-mak-ulam (Yucatec-Maya)
Tlanepa / Hoja Santa (Spanish)
Native Range: Mesoamerica
Other Name: Rootbeer Plant

 

Salvia elegans
Pineapple Sage
Jetcho deni (Otomí)
Mirto
Native Range: Mexico and Guatemala

 

Solanum quitoense
Naranjilla “Little Orange”
Lulo (Quechua)
Naranjilla (Spanish)
Native Range: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

 

Zephyranthes candida
Rain Lilly
Azucenita de Río (Spanish)
Native Range: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay

 

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All Photos by Margaret Avery Dickins de Girón © 2018