Below is a list of the various garden and herb plants you may be growing in your garden. This list is always growing, as we are always discovering new plants to grow in the garden. We organize the plants by family to help you think more about the plants as they are, rather than as you use them. This will help you become a better gardener.

mushrooms

chinese gooseberries: Actinidiaceae

kiwi

moschatel family: adoxaceae

elderberry

iceplant family: aizoaceae

new zealand spinach

Leaves, Seeds, & Roots: Amaranthaceae

amaranth

beets

epazote

goosefoots

land seaweed & AGRETTI

mountain spinach

orach

quinoa

spinach

strawberry spinach

swiss chard

those bulbs: Amaryllidaceae

chives of all sorts

garlic

leeks

onions of all sorts

cashew family: anachardaceae

mango

custard apples: Annonaceae

cherimoya

pawpaw

the Umbellifers: apiaceae

anise

carrots

celery & celeriac

chervil

cilantro/coriander

collards

culantro

cumin

dill

fennel

gotu kola

kale

kohlrabi

lovage

parsley and root parsley

parsnip

water celery

The lillies: asparagaceae

agave

asparagus

asphodel family: Asphodelaceae

aloe

The daisies: asteraceae

arnica

artichokes & cardoon

arugala

artemesias & mugworts

burdock

calendula

celtuce

chamomiles

chicories

collards

costmary

dandelion

echinacea

feverfew

land cress

lettuce

longevity spinach & okinawan spinach

navajo tea

safflower

salsify & scorzonera

shungiku or edible chrysanthemum

stevia

sunflowers & jerusalem artichokes

tarragons of all sorts

toothache plant

Yacón

yarrow

tropical vines: Basellaceae

malabar spinach

borages: boraginaceae

borage

comfrey

Oyster leaf

yerba santa

flowerbuds & foliage: Brassicaceae

broccoli & broccolinis

brussels sprouts

cabbages eastern and western

cauliflower & romanesco

collards

garden cress

mustards eastern and western

radish & rattails

rutabaga

shepherd’s purse

Tarahumara Espinaca

turnip

white mustard

bromeliads: bromeliaceae

pinapple

The cactus family: cactaceae

cholla

dragon fruit

prickly pear

the bellflowers: campanulaceae

balloon flower

hemp family: cannabaceae

hemp/marijuana

hops

capers: capparaceae

capers

honeysuckles: Caprifoliaceae

mâche

valarian

papayas: Caricaceae

papaya

Pink family: Caryophyllaceae

chickweed

sculpit

soapwort

beeplant family: cleomaceae

Rocky Mountain beeplant

the morning glories: convolvulaceae

sweet potatoes

water spinach

vines & lianas: Curcurbitaceae

bitter melon

cantaloupe

cassabanana

cucumbers

gourds, utilitarian and edible

jelly melon

luffas

melons

muskmelons

pumpkins

squash & zucchini: summer & Winter

snake gourd

squirting cucumber

watermelons

wax melon & fuzzy melon


papayrus family: Cyperaceae

chinese yam

yams: Dioscoreaceae

Chinese yam

ephedra family: ephedraceae

mormon tea

the beans: fabaceae

alfalfa

beans, pole & bush

chinese clover

cow pea

fava

edamame & Soy

fenugreek

garbonzo

jicama

lima

peanut

peas

st. john’s wort family: hypericaceae

st. john’s wort

the walnuts: juglandaceae

pecan

walnut

the laurels: Lauraceae

bay laurel

the mints & sages: lamiaceae

basils

beebalm

betonies and chinese artichoke

catnip & catmint

Guarijio Conivari

hummingbird mints

hyssop

lavendar

lemonbalm

leonotis

mints

oregano & marjoram

patchoili

pennyroyal

Description

Plectranthus mints

rosemary

sages

savory (summer & Winter)

shiso

skullcap

tansy

tarahumara chia

thyme

Vietnamese Balm

laurel family: lauraceae

avocado

loosestrifes: Lythraceae

pomegranate

shrubby yellowcrest

devil’s claw family: Martyniaceae

devil’s claw

Miner’s lettuce: Montiaceae

miner’s lettuce

the mallows: Malvaceae

cotton

jamaica, roselle and other edible hibiscus

marshmallow

molokhia

okra

Suriname cherry

mulberries: Moraceae

figs & ficus

mulberry

drumstick tree family: Moringaceae

Moringa

bananas: musaceae

banana & Plantain

myrtle family: myrtaceae

allspice

guava

pineapple guava

wood sorrel family: Oxalidaceae

starfruit

passionflowers: passifloraceae

passionflower

sesame family: Pedaliaceae

sesame

plantain family: Plantaginaceae

minutina

plantain

grasses and reeds: poaceae

barley & cat grass

corn

job’s tears

lemongrass

millet

oat

panic grass

rice

rye

sorghum

sugarcane

wheat

the purslanes: portulacaceae

purslane

the buckwheats: polygonaceae

common buckwheat

bistort

radish

sorrel

water-pepper

the buttercups: ranunculaceae

nigella

buckthorns: rhamnaceae

jujube

the roses: Rosaceae

almond

apple

apricot

blackberry

cherry

loquat

peach

plum

salad burnet

strawberries

bedstraws: rubiaceae

sweet woodruff

the rues: rutaceae

citrus

curry leaf

rue

sapote

Szechwan pepper

soapberries: Sapindaceae

longan

lizard tails: Saururaceae

fish mint

yerba mansa

THE Nightshades: solanaceae

ashwagandha

eggplant

goji berry & wolfberry

Peppers

potatoes

tobacco

tomatoes

tomatillos & ground cherries

tropical nightshades

nasturtiums: Tropaeolaceae

nasturtium

watercress

nettle family: urticaceae

nettles

verbena family: verbenaceae

lemon verbena

the gingers: Zingiberaceae

ginger

mioga

turmeric