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List of WortsEdit

Botanical NameAnglish
AcalyphaCat's tail
Acanthus mollisBear's breeches
Acer negundoBox elder, Maple ash
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple
Achillea millefoliumYarrow
Aconitum lagoctonumHare's bane
Aconitum lycococtonum Wolf's bane, Wolfwort.
Aconitum napellusFlintwort, Wolf's bane, Deadly-dwale
Aconitum vulpariaFoxbane
Acorus calamus Beewort, bee-wort.
Achillea ptarmicaSneezeweed, Goose tung.
ActaeaBaneberry, Bugbane, Thung
Adiantum capillus Maidenhair Fern
Aegopodium podagraria (Goutwort)Ground Elder, Goat's foot, Acheweed
Agrimonia eupatariaSticklewort, Stickwort
Agrimonia (riverwort)Eawyrt
Ajuga reptansSicklewort, Self-heal
Alliaria officinalisPenny Hedge, Garlic Root
Allium sativumGarlic
Allium ursinumRamson, Bear's garlic
AlyssumMadwort
Amarantus caudaatusThrumwort, Love-lies-bleeding.
Ambrosia artemisifoliaStammerwort, Bitterweed, Stickweed
Ammi majusBullwort
Amorphopallus rivieri Devil's Tung.
Anacyclus pyrethium Spittlewort.
Anagallis arvensisWaywort, Sherperd's glass, Merecrop
Adreminte Adrelwort, Feverfew.
Andromeda polifoliaMoorwort
Anemone nemorosa Tall Thimbleweed.
Anemone virgiana Thimbleweed.
Anthemis cotulaBalder's brae
Antennaria dioica Catsfoot.
Antherix nobilis(Camomile)Maythe, Mayweed
Antiaris toxicaria Bark cloth tree
ApocynumDogbane
Aquilegia vulgariusEmy's Nighthat
Arctostaphylis uva-ursiBearberry
ArenariaSandwort
AristolochiaBirthwort
Aristolochia clematisSmearwort
Artemisia absinthumWormwort, Mingwort, Gallwood
Artemisia ludovincianaSilver Frost
Artemisia media Chickenwort
Artemisia vulgarisMugwort
Arthriscus sylvestrisWild Parsley
Arum macolutumStarch-root
Aruncus dioicus Goats beard, Bride's feathers
Asarum europaeum (assarabaca)Hazelwort
AsclepiasSwallow-wort
Ascomycele fungus (truffle) Ghostwort.
Asperula cynanchia (quinsywort)Small woodruff, Pink woodruff
Asplenium australasicumCrow's-nest fern
Asplenium bulbiferumHen and Chicken fern. Parsley fern.
Asplenium scolopendriumHart's Tung (fern), Hound's Tung.
Asplenium trichomanesMaidenhair Spleenwort
Aster Tripolium Sharewort, Harwort, starwort.
Asteraceae spiccataNeedlewort
Asteridea athrixiodesWirewort
AstrantiaRevewort
Aster AmellusStarwort
Athyrium filix-feminaLady fern
Atropa BelladonaBanewort, Deadly Nightshade, Dwale, Dwaleberry
Aubriea deltoideaRainbow rock cress
Bactrychium lunariaMoonwort
Bella perennisBonewort, Bruisewort, Daisy, Bairnwort
Betula albaWhite Birch
Betula pendulaSilver Birch
Blackstonia perfoliataYellow Wort, Yellow Cheesewort
Blechnum scipant Hard fern. 2. Deer fern.
Borago officinalesTalewort, Tell-tale wort, Beebread
BrassicaColeworts, Staithwort
Bryonia dioicaTetter-berry
Bryophytes ceratophyllumHornwort
Bupleurum rotundifloriumThorough wax, Hare's ear
Cabomba carolinariaFanwort
Calceolaria chelidonioidesSlipperwort
CallitricheWater Starwort
Campanula rotundifoliaBlaewort (blaywort), Harebell, Scotch bluebell, Thimbles, Witch's thimble, Deadman's bells
Campanula tracheliumNettle-leaved Bellblossom
Cannabis sativa Hempwort
Cardamine dipyllaCrinkled Toothwort
Carlina acaulisBoarwort, Sowthistle
Celosia cristataCockscomb
Centaurea scabiosaKnapweed, Hardheads
Centrolepsis pedderensis Bristlewort.
Cerastium arvenseField Chickweed
Ceratophyllum demersusHornwort
Cerinthe retortaHoneywort
Chamaelirium luteumGrubwort, Devil's bit
CharaceaeStonewort
Chelidonium majusTetterwort, Wartwort
Chenopactium Pigwort; pigweed
Chenopodium albumGoosefoot, Fat hen
Chenopodium fremontiiGoosefoot
Chenopodium hybridiumSowbane
Chenopodium incanum Mealy Goosefoot.
Chenopodium murate Netteleaf-Goosefoot
Chenopodium rubrum Red Goosefoot
Chenopodium tetophyllum Narrow-leaved Goosefoot
Chenopodium viride White Goosefoot, pigweed
Chimaphilia umbrellataRatbane
Chrysantheum leucantheumOx-eye, Dog daisy
Cicula maculatumCowbane
Cimifuga americanaBugwort
Cimifuga racemosa Black Snakeroot
Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle
Cirsium eriophorumWoolly thistle
Cirsium hookerianum White Thistle
Cirsium lacelatumSpear thistle
Cirsium occidentaleCobwebby Thistle
CistusRockrose
Clinopodium martincense Whitewort
ClintoniaBear Tung
Colchicum autumnaleNaked Lady
Collinsonia canadensis Richleaf, Horseweed, Hardhack, Stone-root.
Comptonia peregrina Sweet fern.
Conium maculatumHemlock, Hemwort, Devil's blossom.
Conopholis americanaClapwort
Conopodium majusHognut, Pignut, Earthnut
Convallaria majallis.Glovewort, Hound's tung.
Convolvulus arvenisBindweed
Coronilla variaAxwort
Corrigiola imbricateStrapwort
Corydalis cavaHolewort, Hollowroot, Hollow leek
Cotyledon umbilicusNavel Wort, Penny wort, Kidneywort
Croton capitatusHogwort
Croton gossypifoliumBloodtree
Crucianella & GalliumRoodwort, Maywort
Crucuata laevipesSmooth Bedstraw
Cryptothallus miribilisGhostwort
CupheaWaxreed
Cyananchum nigrumBlack sallow-wort
Cyananchum vincetoxicumWhite sallow-wort
Cynoglossum officinaleHound's Tung
Cystopteris fragilisBrittle Bladerfern
Cyathea dealbata Tree fern
Cyrtomium falcatum Holly fern
Cystopleris bulbifera Berry Bladder fern
DianellaFlax lily
Digitalis purpureaFoxglove, Dead man's bells, Thimblewort, Our Lady's gloves
Disophilia auricularisEarwort
Dittrichia graveolensStinkwort
Dracunculus vulgariaDrakewort
DroseraSmall Moorwort, Sundew
Drosera rotundifoliaYouthwort, Dewwort, Lustwort, Moorwort, Sundew, Red rot, Moor-gloom
Dryopteris marginalis Leather wood fern
Elatine hexandraWaterwort
Enunthe crocataDeadwort
EricaHeather
Erica passerina Sparrow Wort
Erigeron KarviskianumFleabane
Eriocaulaceae Pipewort
EriocaulonLeatwort
Eriocaulon carsonii Salt Pipewort.
Eriocaulon koernickianum Dwarf pipewort
Erodium cicutariumStork's Bill
Erythrea centariumEarth-gall
ErythroniumAdder's Tung
Eupatorium perfolatiumThoroughwort, Boneset
Eupatorium purpureum (Gravelwort)Marshmilk weed, Queen of the Meadow
Euphorbia helioscopiaSunwart
Euphorbia lactea White Ghost
Euphorbia lathyrisSpringwort, Thunder-besom, Thunderbolt thorn
Euphorbia peplusMilkweed
Euphrasia officinalisEyebright, Eyewort
Fagus sylvaticaBeech
Fenuculum vulgareSwine fennel
Ferocactus latispinusDevil's Tung
Filago germanica nHorewort: "hore" is hoar in reference to its white downy covering.
Filipendula vulgaris, F.bexapetalaDropwort
Filipendula UlmariaBridewort, Meadow sweet
Fragaria vescaStrawberry, Earthberry
Fraxinus excelsiorBird's Tung
FucacaeSeaweed, Float-wort, Seawrack
Fucus vesiculosis Bladderwrack
GalanthusSnowdrop
Galega officinalisGoats rue
Galeopsis tretahitHemp Nettle
Galinsoga parvifloraKew-weed
GalliumCrosswort, Maywort
Galium aparineCleaverwort, Bedstraw
Gallium odorataWoodruff
Gallium rubiaceaeBedstraw
Gallium verumOur-Lady's-bedstraw, Cradlewort, fenwort.
Genista tinctoriaWoadwaxen
Gentian amarellaBitter-wort
Gentian luteaFelwort
Glaux maritimaSea milkwort, Black saltwort
Globba panicoidesGhost's Tung
Globularia alypumGutwort
Harpagpphylum procumbens nDevil's Claw.
Helianthemum canadenseFrostwort
Helinium autumnaleSneezewort
Helleborus acanthusBear's foot
HelleboreYule rose
Helleborus foetidus(setterwort)Dungwort, Bearfoot, Bear's foot
Hemiionitis lanceolataMulewort
HepaticaeLiverwort
Heraculeum spondyliumHogweed, Madnep
Herbaceous perennialMay-apple
Hernaria glabraBurstwort
HesperusEvening star
Hieracium Hawkwort
Hippophae rhamnoidesSallow-thorn
Hordeum distichonBarley, Aleseed
Hydrocotyle vulgareMarsh Pennywort
HyoscyamusHenbane
Hypericum drummondiiPinewort
Hypericum perfortia Mindwort.
Hypericum undulatumWavy St John's Wort
Hypochaerus radicalaCats ears
Illecebrum verticiillatumKnotwort
Inula conyzaePloughman's wort, ploughmanwort
Inula helenium Scabwort, elfwort
Isatis tinctoriaWoad, Blueweed
Isoetes EchinosporaSpring Quillwort
Lamiaceae (Prunella vulgaris)Self-heal
Lathraea squamariaToothwort
Leonurus cardiacaMotherwort
Lepidium latifoliumHarewort
Lesser celandineScurvywort
Leucas martincense Whitewort
LilliceaeLilyworts, Day lily
Limosella australisWelsh Mudwort
Linaceae Flaxwort.
Linaria arenariaSand Toad Flax
Linaria vulgarisButter-and-eggs
LinumFlaxseed
Linum arboreumTree Flax
Linum arenariaSand Flax
Linum aristatumBristle Flax
Linum carthartiumWhite Flax
Linum flavumYellow Flax
Linum grandiflorumRed Flax
Linum norbonenseBlue Flax
Linum strictumUpright Flax
Linum usitatissimumFlax
Linum viscosumSticky Flax
Listris odoratissimaDeer's Tung
LuminariaMoonwort, Unshoe-the-horse.
Lycopodiella inundataMarsh Clubmoss
Lycopus europaensGipsywort
Lycopus virginicus(buglewort)Wolf foot
Lynchis githagoCockle, Corn cockle
Lysimachia quadfoliaBoneset
Lysimarchia vulgarisWillowwort
Malope trifidaMallow wort
Marrabium vulgareHorehound, Bull's blood, Eye of the Star
Marsilea quadrifolia Water clover
Meconopsis cambricaWelsh Poppy
Mellauna Meadow-wort, Mead-sweet
Mentha aquaticaWater-mint
Mentha pulegiumHillwort, Churchwort
Mentha suavecolensApple mint
Menyanthes trifolataBuckbean
Mercurialis perennisSapwort
Meum athamanticumBearwort
Mitella diphyllaCoolwort
MyanthusFlywort
Myrica ceriferaWaxberry
Myrica galeGale, Sweet Gale, Galewort
NepetaCatmint, catwort, cat's play.
Nitella Brittlewort.
Nymphea albaWaterlily, Floatwort
Oenanthe crocataHemlock water dropwort
Oldenlandia diffusa Snake-needle Grass.
Omphhalodes, UmbilicusNavelwort
OphioglossumSnake's Tung
Ophioglossum pendulumOld-World Adder's tung
OrchidaceaeBollockwort, Ballwort
Orchidaceae (listeria cordata)Twoblade heartleaf
Orchis mascula Wreathwort or the early purple orchis.
OrthonnaRagwort
Oxalis acetosellaStubwort
Papamo Meadow-wort, Mead-sweet
Papaver somniferumBalewort
Parietaria officinalisLichwort. 2. Hammerwort
Paris quadrifoliaOneberry
Parnassu palustris White-liverwort
Pearlwort (Sagina subulatus)Birdseye
Peltidea canina Ground-liverwort
Penstemon grandiflorium(Large) Beard Tung
Persicaria bistorta Adderwort, adderweed, snakeweed.
Peucedanum officinalis(Sulphurwort)Brimstonewort, Wormseed
Petroselinum segetumHonewort
Petroselinum crispumParsley, Devil's oatmeal
Peucedanum cervariaHart's wort
Picris echoidesOx Tung, Bristly Ox Tung.
Pilularia globuliferaPillwort
Pinguicula vulgarisButterwort, Steepwort
PlantainWaybread
Plantago lanceolataRibwort
Plantago maritimaGoose Tung
Plantago mediaLamb's Tung
Plumbago capensisLeadwort
Polemonium caeruleum Ladderwort, Ladder-to-Heaven.
Polygala amara Bitter Milkwort, Evergreen, Snakeroot, Wintergreen.
Polygala verticillataWorled Milkwort
Polygala VulgarisMilkwort
Polygonatum multiflorium Ladderwort, Ladder-to-Heaven.
Polygonum convulvusBuckwheat
Polygonum historiaAdderwort, Snakeweed
Pomacae Applewort.
Portulacae oleracae Pigwort; pigweed
Potentilla anserina Silverwort, Goose grass.
Potentilla erectaEwe daisy, Earthbank, Sherperd's knot
Pedicularis sylvaticaLousewort
PeltariaShieldwort
Petroselinum segetum nName for corn parsley, often applied erroneously to other plants such as Sison amomus, Trinia vulgaris and Cryptotaemia Canadensis.
Primula auriculaBear's ear
Primula verisCowslip, Key of Heaven
Prunella vulgarisSelf-heal, Sicklewort, Heal-all
Prunus padusBird cherry
Pulmonaria officinalisLungwort, Oakwort, Oaklungs
Pyrus AriaWhitebeam, Beamtree
Radiola linoidesAllseed
Ranunculus aquatilaLodewort, Water Crowfoot, Water-liverwort
Ranunculus acrisCrowwort
Ranunculus bulbousFrogwort, Goldweed, Horse-gold, Yellow-weed
Ranunculus ficariaWenwort
Ranunculus flammulaLesser Spearwort
Ranunculus recurvatusHooked Crowfoot
Reseda luteolaWeld. 2. Weldworts (Lindley's name for N.O Resedaceae)
Rhodiola roseaRosewort
Rosaceae Rosewort
RubiaceaeMadderwort
Rubus biflorusGhost Bramble
Rubus caesiusDewberry
Rubus chameamorusCloudberry
Rubus fruticosisBlackberry
Rubus phoencoelasiusWineberry
Rubus permulus nThicket dewberry
Rumex sanguineusBloody dock
Ruta graveleonsBitterwort, Ruewort
Sabatia angularisia nBitter-Bloom.
Sagittaria sagittifoliaArrowhead
Salix capreaWillow, Sallow
Salsola tragus (tumbleweed)Ghostwort.
Sambucus ebulusDanewort, Dwarf elder, Elderwort, Deathwort, Walwort
Sagina carophyaceaeBirdseye (See also Pearlwort)
SalicorniaGlasswort
Sambucus australasica Yellow Elderberry.
Sambucus gaudichaudiana Whiteberry.
Sambucus nigra Elderberry.
Sambucus racemosa Red Elder.
Sambucus wightiana Elder
SanguinariaBloodwort
Sanguinaria canadensisBloodroot, Tetterwort
Sanguisorba officinalisCridewort
Sansevieria trisfasciataMother-in-law's Tongue
Saponaria officinalisSoapwort, Latherwort
Saponaria rubraRock Soapwort
Saxifraga granulataMoldcorn
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 efficaciosness in curing diseases of the finger nails.
Scandix pectens-venens Shepherd's Needle
Scrophularis notosaFigwort
Scirpus juncoidesTurdwort
Scandix pectern venerisShepherd's needle
Scrophularis vernalisBrownwort, Figwort
Scutellaria laterifoliaHoodwort
Securidaca Axewort
Sedum acreStonecrop
Sedum lineae Needle stonecrop
Sempervivum arachinideumCobweb
Sempervivum tectorumThunderwort, Homewort, Devil's beard, Sungreen, Aye-green
Senebiera coronopusWartwort
Senecio cinerariaSea ragwort
Senecio jacobeae (staggerwort)Ragwort
Senecio squalidusOxford ragwort
Senecio vulgarisGroundsel
Serratula tinctoriaSaw-wort
Sibbaldia procumbenCreeping Glow Wort
SideritisIronwort
Sison AmomumStonewort
Slipa viridula Green Needlegrass
Solanum dulcamaraBittersweet
Solsequium kalendra Rodewort
Solidago virga-aureaGoldenrod
Sonchus asperPrickly Sowthistle
Sorbus aucupariaFurg Ash tree
Spergularia campestrisSand 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 hedgenettle.
Stachys arvensis Field woundwort
Stachys betonicaWild 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.
Stellaria HolosteaStitchwort, Adder's meat
Stellaria mediaChickenwort, Chickweed
Stellaria nemorumWood stitchwort
Stemodia durantifoliaBlue streamwort
Stricta pulmonaceaWood-liverwort
Strictus pulmonariaTree Lungwort
Subularia aquaticaAwlwort
Succisa pralensiaDevil's bit
Swertia perennisFelwort
Symphytum officinale(Comfrey)Backwort, Blackwort, Knitbone, Knitback, Bruisewort, Wallwort, Asses' ear
Taraxacum officinalis (dandelion)Lewstooth, Eyewyrt, Telltime
TaxusYew
Thladiantha dubia Red Hailstone.
Thymus serphyllumBrotherwort, Cradlewort
Tiarella cordifoliaCoolwort
TinantiaWidow's tears
Tordylium maximumHart's wort
TradescantiaSpiderwort
Trichomanes speciosumKillarney Fern
TrifoliumClover, Honey stalks
Trifolium arvenusHare-foot
Trifolium repensNetherland clover
Triglodin palustreArrow grass
Trillium erectumBathwort, Birthroot, Birthwort, Nosebleed, Wood-lily, Truelove
Triosteum PerfolatumDriffwort
Triticum repens (Striol)Couch grass, Dog grass, Quick grass, Quitch grass, Twitch
Triticum speltaSpelt
Tsuga CanadensisMoon Frost
Tussilago farfara (Coughwort)Foalswort, Foalfoot, Colts foot, Horsehoof, Father-before-son, Fieldhore
Umbilicus pendulinusNavel Wort, Pennywort
UtriculariaBladderwort
UvulariaBellwort
Vaccinium neglectum Deerberry
Verbascum thapsus (mullein)Bullock or Cow's Lungwort, Graveyard dust. 2. Candlewort, a plant useful for making lamp wicks.
Verbena officinalis Ashwort, Ash-throat, Ashweed.
Vernicia MontanaFurg Tung tree
Veronica beccabungaBrooklime speedwell
Veronica chamaedrysBirds eye, speedwell
Vibernum LantanaWayfaring Tree
Vincetoxium hirundinariaSwallow Wort
Vincetoxicum nigrumBlackswallow wort
Viola lacteaGreat Boneswort
Viscum albumMistletoe, Balder's bane
Xanthorhiza simplicissimaYellow root


Rank of WortsEdit

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


WortdomEdit

English Anglish
cyto- lifebrick-, frume-, holder-
cell lifebrick, 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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