List of Worts[edit | edit source]

Botanical Name Anglish
Abrotanella nivigena Snowwort, snow-wort
Acacia farnesiana Sponge tree
Acalypha Cat's tail
Acanthus mollis Bear's breeches
Acer negundo Box elder, maple ash
Acer nigrum Black maple
Acer pensylvania Moosewood
Acer pseudo platanus Locks and keys.
Acer saccharinum Silver maple
Achillea millefolium Yarrow, hundred-leaved grass
Achillea pharmica Greenwort, sneezewort, hardhead, goose tongue
Aconitum arctophonum Bearbane
Aconitum lagoctonum Hare's bane
Aconitum lycococtonum Wolf's bane, wolfwort
Aconitum myoconinum Mousewort (a plant thought to repel or kill mice), mugwort
Aconitum napellus Flintwort, wolf's bane, deadly-dwale, monkshood
Aconitum vulparia Foxbane
Acorus calamus Beewort, bee-wort
Achillea ptarmica Sneezeweed, goose tung
Actaea Baneberry, bugbane, thung
Actaea alba White baneberry
Actaea rubia Red baneberry
Adiantum capillus Maidenhair fern, lady's hair
Adonis vernalis Ox-eye
Adreminte Adrelwort (perhaps a misspelling of adderwort)
Aegopodium podagraria (Goutwort) Ground elder, goat's foot, acheweed, goatweed, wild adder, ashweed, ground ash, axeweed
Aeschynanthus Blushwort
Aesculus hippocastanum Knuckle-bleeder
Agrimonia eupataria Sticklewort, stickwort, harvest lice
Agrimonia (riverwort) Eawyrt
Ajuga reptans Sicklewort, self-heal, helringwort?
Aletris farinosa Bittergrass, bladeroot, crowcorn, stargrass, starwort, blazing star
Aleurites mollucana Candlenut tree
Algae Floatwort, fleetwort (see also: macroalgae and nymphaea alba)
Alkali Snailwort, blue-gray snailwort (the snailwort may be a mythical!)
Alliaria officinalis Penny hedge, garlic root
Alliaria esculenta Henware, balderlocks
Alliaria petiolata Garlic-wort
Allium sativum Garlic
Allium ursinum Ramson, bear's garlic, hog's garlic
Allium vineale Wild garlic, crow's garlic, cow's garlic
Alnus alder Black ash
Alnus incana Grey alder
Alnus rhombifolia White alder
Alopecursus calcycinum Hunger grass, hunger weed, mouse-tail
Althaea offcinalis Sweetweed, marshmallow, marshmallow root
Alyssum Madwort
Alyssum calcycinum Heal-bite, heal dog.
Alyssum saxatile Gold dust
Amaranthaceae Tumbleweed (occurs in many plant family)
Amarantus caudaatus Thrumwort, love-lies-bleeding
Amarita muscaria Toadstool, death angel, wolf's fist, bull's fist
Ambrosia artemisifolia Stammerwort, bitterweed, stickweed
Ambrosia trifida Horseweed
Ammi majus Bullwort
Amorphopallus rivieri Devil's tongue
Amorphophallus titanum Lichblossom
Ampeloris hederacea Fire-leaved ivy
Anacyclus pyrethium Spittlewort, longwort
Anagallis arvensis Waywort, shepherd's glass, merecrop, bird's tongue
Anamirta cocculus Fishberry
Andricus aries Ram's-horn gall
Andromeda polifolia Moorwort
Anemone hepatica Liverwort, three-leaved liverwort
Anemone nemorosa Tall thimbleweed
Anemone virgiana Thimbleweed
Angelica archangelica Masterwort
Angophora hispida Dwarf apple
Anapordum acanthium Asses thistle
Anona palustris Water apple
Anthemis cotula Balder's brae
Antennaria dioica Catsfoot
Antennaria margaritacea Life everlsting, livelong, old sow
Antherix nobilis(Camomile) Maythe, mayweed
Antiaris toxicaria Bark cloth tree
Anthriscus sylvestris Cow parsley, devil's oatmeal, quaking ash
Apocynum anthium Dogbane
Apocynum androsaemifolium Spreading dogbane
Arabis alpina Dusty husband
Aralia spinosa Prickly elder
Arcana belladona Baneberry, nightshade.
Arctostaphylis uva-ursi Bearberry, dogberry, cranberry
Arenaria Sandwort
Arnica latifolia Monkshood, storm hat, thor's hat, wolf's hat
Aristolochia Birthwort
Aristolochia clematis Smearwort
Artemisia absinthum Wormwort, mingwort, gallwood
Artemisia campestris Field sedgewort
Artemisia ludovinciana Silver frost
Artemisia maritima Sea wormwood
Artemisia media Chickenwort
Artemisia stelleriana Old woman, dusty miller
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort, midgewort, mothwort
Arthriscus sylvestris Wild parsley
Arum macolutum Starch-root, adder's meat, arrowroot, adder's tongue
Aruncus dioicus Goats beard, bride's feathers
Asarum europaeum (assarabaca) Hazelwort
Asclepias Swallow-wort, purple milkweed
Asclepias syriaca Silky swallow wort
Ascomycele fungus (truffle) Ghostwort
Asperula cynanchia (quinsywort) Small woodruff, pink woodruff
Asplenium australasicum Crow's-nest fern
Asplenium bulbiferum Hen and chicken fern, parsley fern
Asplenium scolopendrium Hart's tongue fern, hound's tongue
Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair spleenwort
Aster Tripolium Sharewort, harwort, starwort
Asteraceae spiccata Needlewort
Asteridea athrixiodes Wirewort
Astrantia Revewort
Aster Amellus Starwort
Athyrium filix-femina Lady fern
Atropa Belladona Banewort, deadly nightshade, dwale, dwaleberry (see Solanum nigrum)
Aubriea deltoidea Rainbow rock cress
Aizaciceae Cleft-stone (lithops)
Bactrychium lunaria Moonwort
Balotta nigra Any of several other dead-nettles (Lamium); henbit, black horehound
Banksia aquilonia Honeysuckle
Banksia spinullosa Golden candlesticks
Bella perennis Bonewort, banwort, bruisewort, bairnwort, dog daisy, english daisy, woundwort
Beta vulgaris Spear thistle, boar thistle, bull's blood
Betula alba White birch
Betula pendula Silver birch
Billardiera longiflora Appleberry
Blackstonia perfoliata Yellow wort, yellow cheesewort
Blechnum scipant Hard fern, deer fern
Borago officinales Talewort, tell-tale wort, beebread
Borrichia arborescens Sea ox-eye
Brassica Coleworts, staithwort
Bryonia dioica Tetter-berry
Bryophytes ceratophyllum Hornwort
Bupleurum rotundiflorium Thorough wax, hare's ear
Cabomba carolinaria Fanwort
Calceolaria chelidonioides Slipperwort
Callitriche Water starwort
Caltra palustris Fire o' gold
Calystegia soldanella Sea bindweed.
Camelina sativa White flax (historically cultivated as an agricultural crop)
Campanula patula Fair-in-sight
Campanula rotundifolia Blaewort (blaywort), harebell, scotch bluebell, thimbles, witch's thimble, deadman's bells
Campanula trachelium Nettle-leaved bellblossom
Canavalia gladiata Sword bean
Cannabis sativa Hempwort
Capraria biflora Stowwort, stowweed, goatweed
Cardamine dipylla Crinkled toothwort
Cardamin pratensis Lady's smock, milkmaid
Cardio spernum Heartseed
Carduus altissimus Wood thistle, tall thistle
Carex crus-corvi Raven's-foot sedge
Carex muricata Prickly sedge
Carex pulcaria Fleagrss
Carex woodii Pretty sedge
Carlina acaulis Boarwort, sowthistle
Cassia fistula Shower tree, golden shower tree
Caucalis daucoides Hensfoot
Celosia cristata Cockscomb
Centaurea benedicta Blessed thistle
Centaurea nigra Ironhead
Centaurea scabiosa Knapweed, hardheads
Centrolepsis pedderensis Bristlewort
Cephalotaxaceae Headwort
Cerastium arvense Field chickweed
Cerastium tomentosium Snow-in-summer
Ceratophyllum demersus Hornwort
Cerinthe retorta Honeywort
Chaenactis douglasii Morning bride
Chamaelirium luteum Devil's bit
Characeae Stonewort
Chelidonium majus Tetterwort, wartwort
Chenopactium Pigwort, pigweed
Chenopodium album Goosefoot, fat hen
Chenopodium anthelminticum Wormwort
Chenopodium bonus Allgood
Chenopodium botris Goosefoot
Chenopodium fremontii Goosefoot
Chenopodium hybridium Sowbane
Chenopodium incanum Mealy goosefoot
Chenopodium murate Netteleaf goosefoot
Chenopodium rubrum Red goosefoot
Chenopodium tetophyllum Narrow-leaved goosefoot
Chenopodium viride White goosefoot, pigweed
Chimaphilia umbrellata Ratbane
Chrysanthemoides monilifera Boneseed
Chrysantheum leucantheum Ox-eye, dog daisy
Cicula maculatum Cowbane
Cimifuga americana Bugwort
Cimifuga racemosa Black snakeroot
Cineraria heterophylla Ashwort
Circaea latciana Shadewort, ox-eye daisy
Cirsium arvense Creeping thistle
Cirsium altissimus Wood thistle, tall thistle
Cirsium benedictus Blessed thistle
Cirsium eriophorum Woolly thistle
Cirsium hookerianum White thistle
Cirsium lacelatum Spear thistle
Cirsium occidentale Cobwebby thistle
Cirsium undulatum Wavy-leaved thistle
Cirsium vulgarie Boar thistle, bull thistle
Cissus quadrangulatus Devil's backbone
Cistus Rockrose
Cladrastis tinctoria Yellow ash
Claudicum mariscus Saw-sedge
Glechoma hereracea Lipwort, ground ivy
Cleistocactus winteri (Hildewinteria aureispinus) Golden rat tail
Clinopodium martincense Whitewort
Clintonia Bear tung
Clintonia borealis Blue bead-lily
Colchicum autumnale Naked lady
Collinsonia canadensis Horseweed, hardhack, stone-root
Comfrey Blackwort, knitbone
Comptonia peregrina Sweet fern
Conium maculatum Hemlock, hemwort, devil's blossom
Conocephalum salebrosum Snakewort
Conopholis americana Clapwort
Conopodium majus Hognut, pignut, earthnut
Convallaria majallis. Glovewort, hound's tung
Convolvulus arvenis Bindweed
Conzya bonariensis Flaxleaf fleabane
Coronilla varia Axwort
Corrigiola imbricate Strapwort
Corydalis cava Holewort, hollowroot, hollow leek
Cotinus coggygria Smoke tree
Cotyledon umbilicus Navel wort, penny wort, kidneywort
Crassulaceae Stonecrop
Crataegus chrysocarpa Fireberry hawthorn
Croton capitatus Hogwort
Croton gossypifolium Bloodtree
Crucianella & Gallium Roodwort, maywort
Crucuata laevipes Smooth bedstraw
Cryptothallus miribilis Ghostwort
Cuphea Waxreed
Cuscuta Devil's guts, witch's gut, witch's hair, hellweed, devil's hair, fireweed, hell bine, pull-down, angel's hair
Cyananchum nigrum Black sallow-wort
Cyananchum vincetoxicum White sallow-wort
Cyclamen europaeum Swine beard, sowbread
Cynoglossum officinale Hound's tongue
Cystopteris fragilis Brittle bladerfern
Cyathea dealbata Tree fern
Cyrtomium falcatum Holly fern
Cystopleris bulbifera Berry bladder fern
Deliphinium staphisagria Lice-bane, licebane
Dianella Flax lily
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove, dead man's bells, thimblewort, our lady's gloves
Dipsacus fullunum Walker's thistle, teaselwort, wild teasel
Dipsacus pilosus Small teasel
Dipsacus walkerii Walker's teasel
Diplophyllum albicans White earwort
Dirca palustris Leatherwood
Disophilia auricularis Earwort
Dittrichia graveolens Stinkwort
Dolichandra unguis cati Cat's claw creeper, cat'a claw climber
Dracaena cinnabari Drakeblood
Dracaena trifasciata Mother-in-law's tongue
Dracunculus vulgaria Drakewort
Drosera Small moorwort, sundew
Drosera rotundifolia Youthwort, dewwort, lustwort, moorwort, sundew, red rot, moor-gloom
Dryopteris marginalis Leather wood fern
Dutura stramonium Apple thorn
Echium vulgare Adderswort
Eremophila debilis Winter apple
Euonymus europaeus Spindle tree
Elatine hexandra Waterwort
Elecampanula Elfdock, elfwort, horseheal, scabwort
Eleocarpus cyaneus Blueberry ash
Eleosine indica Crowsfoot grass
Enunthe crocata Deadwort
Epipremnum auremum Devil's ivy
Erica Heather
Erica passerina Sparrow wort
Erigeron Karviskianum Fleabane
Eriocaulaceae Pipewort
Eriocaulon Leatwort
Eriocaulon carsonii Salt pipewort
Eriocaulon koernickianum Dwarf pipewort
Erodium cicutarium Stork's bill
Eruca Calfwort
Eryngium amethystinum Sea holly
Erythrea centarium Earth-gall
Erythrea pulchella Fieldwort
Erythronium americanum Adder's tongue, adder's mouth, adder's leaf, yellow snowdrop
Erythronium multiscapideum Adder's tongue
Eupatorium aromaticum Pool root, poolwort, white-snake root
Eupatorium perfolatium Thoroughwort, boneset
Eupatorium purpureum (Gravelwort) Marshmilk weed, queen of the meadow
Euphorbia grandicornis Cowhorn
Euphorbia helioscopia Sunwort
Euphorbia lactea White ghost
Euphorbia lathyris Springwort, thunder-besom, thunderbolt thorn, molewort*
Euphorbia peplus Milkweed
Euphrasia officinalis Eyebright, eyewort
Fagus sylvatica Beech
Fenuculum vulgare Swine fennel
Ferocactus latispinus Devil's Tung
Feronia elephantum Wood apple
Festuca sylvatica Anthill grass
Filago germanica n Horewort: "hore" is hoar in reference to its white downy covering.
Filipendula vulgaris, F.bexapetala Dropwort
Filipendula Ulmaria Bridewort, meadow sweet, dropwort or meatwort
Fragaria vesca Strawberry, earthberry
Fraxinus americana White ash
Fraxinus angustifolia Narrow-leafed ash
Fraxinus excelsior Bird's tung
Fraxinus pubescens Red ash
Fucacae Seaweed, float-wort, seawrack
Fucus vesiculosis Bladderwrack
Fumaria officinalis, (Fumitory) Earthsmoke
Galanthus nivalis Snowdrop
Galega officinalis Goats rue
Galeopsis tretahit Hemp Nettle
Galinsoga parviflora Kew-weed
Gallium Crosswort, maywort
Galium aparine Cleaverwort, bedstraw
Gallium odorata Woodruff
Gallium rubiaceae Bedstraw
Gallium tinctoria Dyers' cleavers
Gallium verum Our-Lady's-bedstraw, cradlewort, fenwort
Genista tinctoria Woadwaxen, dyers' broom
Gentian amarella Bitter-wort
Gentian lutea Felwort
Geranium sanguineum Bloody cranesbill
Glaux maritima Sea milkwort, black saltwort
Globba panicoides Ghost's tung
Globularia alypum Gutwort
Gnaphalium polycephalum Life-everlasting
Grammitis billardien Finger fern
Grevillea baileyana White oak
Grevillea banksii Dwarf silky oak
Grevillea hilliania Grey oak, hill's silky oak, silky oak
Grevillea paralella Silver oak
Handroanthus chrysanthus Yellow hornoak
Harpagpphylum procumbens Devil's claw
Hedera helix English ivy, mean ivy
Helianthemum canadense Frostwort
Helenium Sunwort
Helenium amarum Yellow sneeze weed, bitter sneeze weed
Helinium autumnale Sneezewort
Helleborus albus Tunsingwort
Helinium autumnale Sneezewort
Helleborus acanthus Bear's foot
Helleborus Yule rose
Helleborus foetidus(setterwort) Dungwort, bearfoot, bear's foot
Helleborus niger Chesterwort, micklewort
Helvetia crispa Elfin-saddle
Hemiionitis lanceolata Mulewort
Hepaticae Liverwort
Heraculeum spondylium Hogweed, madnep
Herbaceous perennial May-apple
Herba christi Christ's-wort
Hernaria glabra Burstwort
Hesperus Evening star
Hieracium Hawkwort
Hippophae rhamnoides Sallow-thorn
Hookenya peploides Sea sandwort, seawort
Hordeum distichon Barley, aleseed
Hordeum murium Wild barley
Hordeum vulgare Wheat barley, wall barley, way barley
Hyacinthoides non scripta Fair-in-sight
Hydrastis canadensis Eye root
Hydrocotyle vulgare Marsh pennywort
Hydroscyamus Henbane
Hydroscyamus albus White henbane
Hypericum Springwort
Hypericum drummondii Pinewort
Hypericum perfortia Mindwort
Hypericum undulatum Wavy St John's wort
Hypochaerus radicala Cats ears
Illecebrum verticiillatum Knotwort
Inula conyza Ploughman's wort, ploughmanwort, thyrwort, fleawort
Inula helenium Scabwort, elfwort, horseheal
Isatis tinctoria Woad, blueweed
Isoetes Echinospora Spring quillwort
Itira muromum Golden lungwort
Juncus effusus Soft rush
Kalanchoe pinnata Leaf-of-life
Koelreuteria elegans Golden rain tree
Lactuca virosa (The Lettuce) Sleepwort
Lamium album White dead nettle
Lathraea squamaria Toothwort
Lathyrus pratensis Angel's eyes
Leontopodium nivale Athelwhite
Leonurus cardiaca Motherwort
Lepidium latifolium Harewort
Lepidozia reptans Fingerwort, creeping fingerwort
Lesser celandine Scurvywort
Leucanthemum vulgare Yellow daisy
Leucas martincense Whitewort
Ligustrum vulgare Springtime, merryweather
Lillium Lilyworts, day lily
Lilium albica Whitewort
Lillium cordifolium Heart-leaved lily
Lilium wallichianum Lich's lily
Limosella australis Welsh mudwort
Linaceae Flaxwort
Linaria arenaria Sand toad flax
Linaria cymbalaria Oxford weed
Linaria vulgaris Butter-and-eggs
Linum Flaxseed, linwort
Linum arboreum Tree flax
Linum arenaria Sand flax
Linum aristatum Bristle flax
Linum carthartium White flax
Linum flavum Yellow flax
Linum grandiflorum Red flax
Linum norbonense Blue flax
Linum strictum Upright flax
Linum usitatissimum Flax, linseed
Linum viscosum Sticky flax
Listris odoratissima Deer's tung
Lithops Living stone (several families of southern African plants (succulent or cactus) that looks like a pebble or a rock), cleft-stone
Lobaria pulmonaria Oaklungs, tree lungwort, oak moss, lungmoss
Lonicera pericylamenus Honeysuckle, snowberry
Luminaria Moonwort, unshoe-the-horse
Lycopus europaens Sicklewort, holy grass
Lycopus esculentum Apple of love
Lycopus virginicus (buglewort) Wolf foot
Lynchis githago Cockle, corn cockle
Lysimachia quadfolia Boneset
Lysimarchia vulgaris Willowwort
Macroalgae Floatwort
Madragora officinalis Devil's apple
Malaxis unifolia Adder’s-meat
Malope trifida Mallow wort
Malus domestica Appletree
Mammillaria elongata Golden stars
Mammillaria parkinsonii Owls eye
Mandragora officinalis Devil's apple
Marabilis jalapa Pretty-by-night
Marrabium vulgare Horehound, bull's blood, eye of the star
Marsilea quadrifolia Water clover
Meconopsis cambrica Welsh poppy
Melanthera biflora Sea daisy, sea ox-eye
Melia azerarach Bead tree
Mellauna Meadow-wort, mead-sweet
Mentha aquatica Water-mint, fenmint
Mentha pulegium Hillwort, churchwort
Mentha suavecolens Apple mint
Menyanthes trifolata Buckbean
Mercurialis perennis Sapwort
Mesembryanthemum cryptanthum Bloody fingers
Meum athamanticum Bearwort
Mitella diphylla Coolwort
Myanthus Flywort
Myrica acris Wild clove
Myrica cerifera Waxberry, candleberry (sometimes extended to include galewort)
Myrica gale Gale, sweet gale, galewort, sweet willow
Nasturtium officinale Fencress, watercress
Nepeta cataria Catmint, catwort, cat's play
Nephrolepsis cardifolia Fishbone fern
Nicotiana tabacum Drunkwort
Nitella Brittlewort
Nymphaea alba Waterlily, floatwort
Nymphaea caerula Blue waterlily.
Oenanthe crocata Hemlock water dropwort
Oldenlandia diffusa Snake-needle grass
Olea americana Devilwood
Omphhalodes, Umbilicus Navelwort
Opanax chironium Sponge tree (see also: Acacia farnesiana)
Ophioglossum Snake's Tung
Ophioglossum pendulum Old-world adder's tung
Ophioglossum vulgaris Adder's spear, adder’s-fern
Opuntia Prickly pear
Opuntia engelmanni Cow's tongue
Opuntia basilaris Beaver tail
Opuntia monacantha Smooth tree pear
Orchidaceae Bollockwort, ballwort
Orchidaceae (listeria cordata) Twoblade heartleaf
Orchis mascula Wreathwort or the early purple orchis, adder's grass, deadman's thumb
Orthonna Ragwort
Osmunda regalis Fenfern
Oxalis acetosella Stubwort
Papamo Meadow-wort, mead-sweet
Papaver somniferum Balewort
Parietaria officinalis Lichwort, hammerwort
Paris quadrifolia Oneberry
Parnassu palustris White-liverwort
Paronychia Silver nailwort
Pearlwort (Sagina subulatus) Birdseye
Peltidea canina Ground-liverwort
Pennisetum villosum Feather grass, feathertop, white foxtail
Penstemon grandiflorium Beard tung
Persicaria bistorta Adderwort, adderweed, snakeweed
Persicaria perfoliata Tearthumb
Persicaria sagitatta Arrow-leaved tearthumb
Peucedanum officinalis (Sulphurwort) Brimstonewort, wormseed
Petroselinum segetum Honewort
Petroselinum crispum Parsley, devil's oatmeal
Peucedanum cervaria Hart's wort
Phaseolus nanus Dwarf bean
Picris echoides Ox tung, bristly ox tongue
Picris hieracioides Hawkweed ox tongue
Pilularia globulifera Pillwort
Pinguicula vulgaris Butterwort, steepwort
Pinus purgens Prickly pine
Plantain Waybread
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort, leechwort
Plantago maritima Goose tung
Plantago media Lamb's tung
Plumbago capensis Leadwort
Podophyllum peltatum May apple
Pogonia ophioglossoides Adder’s-mouth
Polemonium caeruleum Ladderwort, tadder-to-heaven
Polygala amara Bitter Milkwort, evergreen, snakeroot, wintergreen
Polygala calcarea Chalk milkwort
Polygala verticillata Worled milkwort
Polygala Vulgaris Milkwort
Polygonatum multiflorium Ladderwort, ladder-to-heaven
Polygonum Breadwort
Polygonum convulvus Buckwheat
Polygonum historia Adderwort, snakeweed
Polygonum hydropiperoides Smartweed, arsmart
Polypodium vulgaris Adder's fern
Pomacae Applewort
Populus alba White ash
Populus remula Auld wives-tongue
Portulacae oleracae Pigwort, pigweed
Potentilla anserina Silverwort, goose grass, rosewort
Potentilla erecta Ewe daisy, sherperd's knot
Pedicularis sylvatica Lousewort
Peltaria Shieldwort
Petroselinum segetum Name for corn parsley, often applied erroneously to other plants such as Sison amomus, Trinia vulgaris and Cryptotaemia Canadensis.
Primula auricula Bear's ear
Primula veris Cowslip, key of heaven
Prunella vulgaris Self-heal, sicklewort, heal-all
Prunus padus Bird chirse
Pteris aquilina Adder's spit
Pulmonaria officinalis Lungwort, oakwort, oaklungs
Pyrus Aria Whitebeam, beamtree
Pyrus communis Peartree
Quercus infectoria Dyers' oak
Radiola linoides Allseed
Rafflesia arnoldii Lich's lily
Ranunculus aquatila Lodewort, water crowfoot, water-liverwort
Ranunculus acris Crowwort, tall crowfoot, biting crowfoot, gold-weed, butter-rose, butter-cress, butter-daisy,
Ranunculus arvensis Gold weed, hard iron, hedgehog, hell-weed, horse-gold, hunger weed.
Ranunculus auricomus Goldylocks
Ranunculus bulbous Frogwort, goldweed, horse-gold, goldy knobs, yellow-weed, the bluebell.
Ranunculus ficaria Wenwort
Ranunculus flammula Lesser spearwort
Ranunculus recurvatus Hooked crowfoot
Reseda luteola Weld, weldworts (Lindley's name for N.O Resedaceae), dyer's weed
Rhamnus cathartica Rainberry, the common buckthorn
Rhamnus frangula Black alder, berry adder
Rhodiola rosea Rosewort
Rhodophiala bifida Oxblood lily, bloodlily
Rosaceae Rosewort
Rubiaceae Madderwort
Rubia minor Clithwort, goosegrass cleaver
Rubus allegheniensis Finger berry, the fruit of a common North American bramble
Rubus biflorus Ghost bramble
Rubus caesius Dewberry
Rubus chameamorus Cloudberry
Rubus corchorifolius Fingerberry
Rubus fruticosis Blackberry
Rubus phoencoelasius Wineberry
Rubus occidentalis Thimbleberry
Rubus permulus Thicket dewberry
Rudbeckia lanciata Thimbleweed, golden glow
Rumex sanguineus Bloody dock
Ruta graveleons Bitterwort, ruewort
Sabatia angularisia Bitter-bloom
Sagina carophyaceae Birdseye
Sagina subulatus Birdseye
Sagittaria sagittifolia Arrowhead
Salicornia Glasswort
Salix caprea Willow, sallow
Salsola kali Prickly saltwort
Salsola tragus (tumbleweed) Ghostwort
Salvia rosmarinus Dew-of-the-sea
Sambucus australasica Yellow elderberry
Sambucus ebulus Danewort, dwarf elder, elderwort, deathwort, walwort, lithwort
Sambucus gaudichaudiana Whiteberry
Sambucus nigra Elderberry
Sambucus racemosa Red elder
Sambucus wightiana Elder
Samolus valerandi Kenningwort, a plant thought to help in the cure of certain eye diseases.
Sanchus oleraceous Hare's colwort, hare's thistle, milk thistle, soft thistle, sow thistle
Sanguinaria Bloodwort
Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot, tetterwort
Sanguisorba officinalis Cridewort
Sansevieria trisfasciata Mother-in-law's tongue
Saponaria officinalis Soapwort, latherwort
Saponaria rubra Rock soapwort
Sarcomelicopa simplicifolia Yellow wood
Sarcopteryx stipata Steelwood
Sarotha gentianoides Nitweed
Saxifraga granulata Moldcorn
Saxifraga tridactylites Nail-wort. A name suggested for the Draba verna and the Saxifraga tridactylites by Gerarde and applied by Cotgrave to paronnychia with reference to their supposed efficacity in curing diseases of the finger nails.
Scandix pectens-venens Shepherd's needle
Scapania gracillis Water earwort
Scapania orthopedes Bird's foot earwort
Scrophularis aquatica Broadwort
Scrophularis notosa Figwort
Scirpus juncoides Turdwort
Scandix pectern veneris Shepherd's needle
Scrophularis vernalis Brownwort, figwort
Scutellaria laterifolia Hoodwort
Securidaca Axewort, Welcome-home-husband-though-never-so-drunk-you-be (see also Sempervivium acre)
Sedum acre Stonecrop
Sedum lineae Needle stonecrop
Sempervivum arachinideum Cobweb
Sempervivum tectorum Thunderwort, homewort, devil's beard, sungreen, aye-green, welcome-home-husband-though-never-so-drunk-you-be, may also refer to: Sedum acre
Senebiera coronopus Wartwort
Senecio cineraria Sea ragwort
Senecio jacobeae Ragwort
Sennecio madagascariensis Fireweed
Senecio squalidus Oxford ragwort
Senecio vulgaris Groundsel
Serratula tinctoria Saw-wort
Sibbaldia procumben Creeping glow wort
Sideritis Ironwort
Silene armeria Limewort
Silybum marianum Milk thistle
Sison Amomum Stonewort
Slipa viridula Green needlegrass
Sloanea australis Maiden's blush
Smyrnium Masterwort
Solanum nigrum Nightshade, black nightshade, blackberry nightshade (do not confuse with the toxic deadly nightshade, see: Atropia belladona)
Solanum carolinense Tread-softly
Solanum dulcamara Bittersweet; snakeberry
Solanum rostatum Prickly nightshade
Solanum tuberosa Red-eyes, blue-eyes, no-eyes
Solsequium kalendra Rodewort
Solidago virga-aurea Goldenrod
Solsola Saltwort
Sonchus asper Prickly sowthistle
Sonchus oleraceus Sowthistle
Sorbus aucuparia Quickbeam, witchbane, witchwood
Spergularia campestris Sand spurry
Stachys Stachys is one of the largest genera in the family plant Lamiaceae. Common names include: heal-all, self-heal, lamb's ear, hedgenettle, hedge woundwort. Bishopwort (Stachys officinalis) was the most important medicinal herb to the Anglo-Saxon
Stachys albens White hedge nettle
Stachys arvensis Field woundwort
Stachys betonica Wild Hop
Stachys fluminensis Whitewort
Stachys germanica Downy woundwort
Stachys officinalis Bishopwort, bishop wort
Stachys palustris Marsh woundwort
Stachys recta Yellow woundwort
Stachys sylvatica Hedge woundwort, hedge-nettles
Stellaria holostea Stitchwort, adder's meat, allbone
Stellaria media Chickenwort, chickweed
Stellaria nemorum Wood stitchwort
Stemodia durantifolia Blue streamwort
Stenocarpus sinuatus Firewheel tree
Stricta pulmonacea Wood-liverwort
Strictus pulmonaria Tree lungwort
Stylosanthes biflora Afterbirth weed
Subularia aquatica Awlwort
Succisa pralensia Devil's bit
Sullivantia Coolwort
Swertia perennis Felwort, fieldwort
Sylphion Lovewort, love-wort, love fennel
Symphytum officinale(Comfrey) Backwort, blackwort, knitwort, knitbone, knitback, bruisewort, wallwort, asses' ear
Tabebuia chrysantha Yellow hornoak
Taraxacum officinalis (dandelion) Lewstooth, eyewort, telltime
Taxus Yew
Thladiantha dubia Red hailstone
Thymophylla acerosa Prick-leaf dogweed
Thymus serphyllum Brotherwort, cradlewort
Tiarella Any of several small North American plants of the family Saxifragaceae, especially foamflowers, coolwort and mitreworts
Tilia europaea Linden?
Tinantia Widow's tears
Tordylium maximum Hartwort
Tordylium apulum Hartwort, small hartwort
Tradescantia Spiderwort
Trichomanes speciosum Killarney Fern
Tricyrtis hirta Toad lily
Trifolium Clover
Trifolium arvenus Hare-foot
Trifolium pratense Cloverwort, purplewort, honeysuckle clover, red clover
Trifolium repens Netherland clover, honeysuckle clover, white clover
Triglodin palustre Arrow grass
Trillium erectum Bathwort, birthroot, birthwort, nosebleed, wood-lily, truelove
Triosteum Perfolatum Driffwort
Triticum repens (Striol) Couch grass, dog grass, quick grass, quitch grass, twitch
Triticum spelta Spelt
Tsuga Canadensis Moon frost
Tussilago farfara (Coughwort) Foalswort, foalfoot, colts foot, ass's foot, asses' thistle, horsehoof, father-before-son, fieldhore
Ulex europaeus Prickly broom
Ulmus campestris Elven, english elm
Umbilicus pendulinus Navel wort, pennywort
Unctuousa Smearwort (of doubtful identity), self-heal (see: aristolocharia, aristolosia, mercurialis)
Urtica dioica Nettle root
Utricularia Bladderwort
Utricularia gibba Floating bladderwort
Utricularia radiata Little floating bladderwort
Uvularia Bellwort
Vaccinium neglectum Deerberry
Verbascum thapsus (mullein) Bullock or cow's lungwort, graveyard dust, candlewort, candlewick (a plant useful for making lamp wicks), longwort, holy ghost, graveyard dust, feltwort, lady's foxglove
Verbena officinalis Ashwort, ash-throat, ashweed
Veronica beccabunga Brooklime speedwell
Veronica chamaedrys Birds eye, speedwell, angel eyes
Vibernum lantana Wayfaring tree
Vincetoxium hirundinaria Swallow wort, white swallow wort
Vincetoxicum nigrum Blackswallow wort
Viola lactea Great boneswort
Viscum album Mistletoe, balder's bane
Xanthorhiza simplicissima/apifolia Yellow root
Xerochrysum bracteatum Golden everlasting
Yucca gloriosa Adam's needle


Rank of Worts[edit | edit source]

English Anglish
domain rike
kingdom kingdom
phylum shed
class ilk
order shift
family sib
tribe stem
genus kind
species kin
subspecies breed, strain, underkin


Wortdom[edit | edit source]

English Anglish
cyto- lifetegle-, frume-, holder-
cell lifetegle, frume (c.f. Icelandish ' fruma'), holder
chlorophyll leafgreen
chloroplast greenbody
diploid twoshape
eukaryote goodhead
flagellum whip
garden orchard, wortyard
haploid oneshape
nucleic acid kernalsourwater
nucleus kernel
photosynthesis lightgathering
plant wort
plantation beworting
pollen wortmeal
prokaryote forthhead
-ose -sweet
-some -lich, -body
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