Plant Database

PLANTS IN THE
LATIN AMERICAN GARDEN

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HOW TO USE THIS PLANT DATABASE

To read more about any of the Latin American Garden’s plant species,
scroll down and click on the image of the plant.

This will open an article about the plant accompanied by
a photo of the plant in the Latin American Garden.

Plants appear in the full list below in alphabetical order by the plant’s Latin name (Genus species).

Plant names appear
in the following order within an entry:

Latin name
Indigenous language name
Spanish or Portuguese name
English name
followed by the plant’s native range

Enjoy!

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Acmella oleraceae
Jambu
Agrião-do-pará
Eyeball Plant, Buzz Buttons
Brazil

 

Amaranth cruentas
Huauhtli (Nahuatl)
Amaranto
Amaranth
Mexico and Guatemala

 

Ascelpias currasavica
Flor de Sangre
Mexican Milkweed
South America, Mexico

 

Callipcarpa acuminata
X-pukin (Yucatec Maya)
Palo de Chilcaca
Mexican Beautyberry
From Mexico to Bolivia

 

Cestrum parqui
Palqui (Mapuche)
Cestrum verde
Green Cestrum, The Night Blooming Cestrum
Chile

 

Datura metel
Toloatzin (Nahuatl)
Toloache
Datura
Mexico

 

 

Passiflora caerulea
Mburucuyá (Guaraní)
Pasionaria azul
Blue Passionflower
South America

 

Piper auritum
Tlanecpahquílitl (Nahuatl) / x-mak-ulam (Yucatec-Maya)
Tlanepa / Hoja Santa
Mexican Pepperleaf
Mesoamerica

 

Salvia elegans
Jetcho deni (Otomí)

Mirto
Pineapple Sage
Mexico and Guatemala

 

Solanum quitoense
Lulo (Quechua)
Naranjilla
Naranjilla
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru 

 

Zephyranthes candida
Azucenita de Río
Rain Lillies
Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay

 

More Plant Entries Coming Soon.

All Photos by Margaret Avery Dickins de Girón © 2018