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Common Names of Herbs
Herbs are an essential part of gourmet cooking, natural healing and pharmaceuticals.  It's also very rewarding to grow your own herbs for personal usage.  The 'Herb' section is quite helpful in many ways, with listings of common name herbs; Latin name herbs, and evergreen herbs.  Tips for cooking with herbs, and growing your own herbs. 

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Names  A - C | D - H  |  I - L  |  M  |  N - P  |  R - S  |  T - Z 
                                        
 Common Name               Category                  Latin Name                      Height    Light
 

ALOE VERA

Tropical Tender

Aloe barbadensis

12" - 18"

Sun

 

ANISE

Annual

Pimpinella anisum

10"- 15"

S/PSH

 

ARUGULA

Annual

Eruca vesicara

2'

Sun

 

ARUGULA, DWARF

Annual

Diplotaxis erucoides

12"-15"

Sun

 

ASHWAGANDHA

Annual

Withania somnifera

24" - 30"

S/PSH

 

BASIL 'GREEN RUFFLES'

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'Green Ruffles'

18"-24"

Sun

 

BASIL 'MINETTE'

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'Minette'

10"- 15"

Sun

 

BASIL, 'GENOVESE'

Annual

Ocimum basilicum "Genovese"

2' - 3'

S/PSH

 

BASIL, 'LIME'

Annual

Ocimum americanum

2'

Sun

 

BASIL, 'MAMMOTH'

Annual

Ocimum bacilicum 'Mammoth'

24" - 30"

Sun

 

BASIL, 'MRS, BURNS' (LEMON)

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'Mrs. Burns'

24" - 30"

Sun

 

BASIL, 'OSMIN PURPLE'

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'Osmin Purple'

2' - 3'

Sun

 

BASIL, 'PURPLE RUFFLES'

Annual

Ocimum bacilicum 'Purple Ruffles'

24" 30"

 Sun

 

BASIL, 'RED RUBIN'

Annual

Ocimum bacilicum 'Red Rubin'

24" - 30"

Sun

 

BASIL, 'SIAM QUEEN'

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'Siam Queen'

.

Sun

 

BASIL, 'SWEET DANI' LEMON

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Dani'

24"

Sun

 

BASIL, CINNAMON

Annual

Ocimum basilicum var. 'Cinnamon'

18"-24"

Sun

 

BASIL, DARK OPAL

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'Purpurascens'

18"

Sun

 

BASIL, LEMON

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'Citriodorum'

18"-24"

Sun

 

BASIL, MINI PURPLE

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'purpurescens minimum'

24"

Sun

 

BASIL, SPICY GLOBE

Annual

Ocimum basilicum var. 'Spicy Globe'

10"- 15"

Sun

 

BASIL, SWEET

Annual

Ocimum basilicum

24"-36"

Sun

 

BASIL, THAI

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'Thai'

12" -24"

Sun

 

BASIL,' AUSSIE SWEETIE'

Annual

Ociumu basilicum 'Aussie Sweetie'

18" - 24"

Sun

 

BASIL,'LETTUCE LEAF'

Annual

Ocimum basilicum 'crispum'

24"

Sun

 

BAY, SWEET

Tender Perennial

Laurus nobilis

6' - 8'

Sun

 

BEGONIAS, WAX

Annual

Begonia semperflorens

12"-15"

S/SH

 

BETONY

Evergreen Perennial

Stachys officinalis

2' - 3'

S/PSH

 

BONESET

Perennial

Eupatorium perfoliatum

2' to 5'

Sun

 

BORAGE

Annual

Borago officinalis

2' - 3'

S/PSH

 

BORAGE, 'SISSINGHHURST WHITE'

Annual

Borago officinalis `Sissinghurst White`

12" - 24"

S/PSH

 

CALENDULA

Annual

Calendula officinalis

12" - 15"

S/PSH

 

CARAWAY

Biennial

Carum carvi

12" - 24"

Sun

 

Cardoon

Perennial

Cynara cardunculus

6'

Sun

 

* CATMINT

Perennial

Nepeta mussini

12" -18"

S/PSH

 

CATNIP

Perennial

Nepeta cataria

2'-3'

S/PSH

 

CATNIP, LEMON

Perennial

Nepeta cataria v. citrata

24"

S/PSH

 

CHAMOMILE, GERMAN

Annual

Matricaria recutita

12" 24"

S/PSH

 

CHAMOMILE, ROMAN

Perennial

Chamaemelum nobile

2"-4"

S/PSH

 

CHERVIL " FRENCH PARSLEY"

Biennial

Anthriscus cerefolium

12" -18"

S/PSH

 

CHICORY

Biennial

Cichorium intybus

12" - 3'

Sun

 

CHIVES

Perennial

Allium schoenoprasum

12"-18"

Sun

 

CHIVES, GARLIC

Perennial

Allium tuberosum

12"

S/PSH

 

CHIVES, STARO

Perennial

Allium schoenoprasum 'Staro'

18" - 24"

S/PSH

 

CHRYSANTHEMUM SHUNEGIKU

Tender Perennial

Chrysanthemum coronorarium 'Shungiku'

24" - 30"

Sun

 

CILANTRO / CORIANDER

Annual

Coriandrum sativum

20"

Sun

 

COMFREY

Perennial

Symphytum officinale

3" - 5'

S/PSH

 

CORIANDER, VIETNAMESE

Tender Perennial

Polygonum odoratum

6"

S/PSH

 

COSTMARY

Evergreen Perennial

Chrysanthemum balsamita

12" - 24"

S/PSH

 

CULANTRO, MEXICAN

Tender Perennial

Eryngium foetidum

8"-10"

Sun

 

CUMIN

Annual

Cuminum cyminum

12" - 24"

Sun

 

CURRY PLANT

Tender Perennial

Helichrysum italiacum

1' - 2'

Sun

 

CURRY PLANT, MINIATURE

Tender Perennial

Helichrysum italicum sp.

12" - 18"

Sun


                                         Common Name Herbs   A-C  |  D-H  |  I-L  |  N-P  |  R-S  |  T-Z
  

Herb Associations - United States

Alternative Medicine Foundation

American Apitherapy Society, Inc.

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

American Association of Oriental Medicine

American Botanical Council

American Herb Association

American Holistic Health Association

American Horticultural Therapy Association

American Society for Horticultural Science

Aromatic Plant Project

Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists

Herb Research Foundation

Herb Society of America

Homeopathic Education Services

Hydroponic Society of America

International Herb Association

National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

National Gardening Association

Northeast Herbal Association

Herb Associations US - by Town or State

Arkansas Green Industry Association

Austin Herb Society

Baltimore Herb Club,

Champaign-Urbana Herb Society

Delaware Herb Growers and Marketers Association

Evening Herb Society of The Palm Beaches

Greater Fort Worth Herb Society

Herb Society of Central Florida 

Illinois Herb Association

Kingwood Herb Society

Madison Herb Society

Michigan Herb Business Association

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York

Pocono Herb Club

San Antonio Herb Society

Sonoma County Herb Association

Southern California Unit of the Herb Society of America

Texas Herb Growers & Marketers Association

Texoma Herb & Old Rose Society                     

 
 

                              

 
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