Cabbage Cactus Scientific Name

Butcher's broom Buttercup

Buttercup, European bulbous Buttercup Family Butterfly


Button snakeroot Cabbage (green or red) Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage Family

Cabbage looper Cabbage worm Cacao

Cactus (Fig. 24.14a) Cactus, barrel

Cactus, cholla Cactus family Cactus, giant saguaro Cactus, hedgehog Cactus, living rock Cactus, organ-pipe Cactus, prickly pear Cajuput, source of Calabash Calabazilla

California bay (also known as Oregon myrtle) California poppy Camel Camelina Camellia7

Camphor, source of Candelilla

Ruscus aculeata Ranunculus spp.

Ranunculus bulbosa Ranunculaceae member of Superfamily Papilionoidea, Order Lepidoptera, Phylum Arthropoda, Kingdom Animalia Pinguicula grandiflora, P. vulgaris, and other Pinguicula spp. Eryngium spp.

Brassica oleracea var. capitata Brassica chinensis Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae) Trichoplusia ni Pieris rapae Theobroma cacao Hamatocactus setispinus Mamillaria spp., Ferocactus spp., and others

Opuntia spp. (cylindrical forms) Cactaceae Carnegia gigantea Echinocereus spp. and others Ariocarpus fissuratus and others Lemaireocereus spp. Opuntia spp. Melaleuca cajuputi Lagenaria siceraria Cucurbita foetidissima

Umbellularia californica Eschscholzia californica6 Camelus spp. Camelina sativa Camellia spp.7 Cinnamomum camphora Euphorbia antisyphilitica




Cantaloupe Caraway




Carnaubalike wax, source of Carnauba wax, source of Carob

Carpetweed Family Carrot

Carrot Family






Catnip Cattail

Cattle—see Cow Cauliflower

Caussu wax, source of Cedar, Atlantic white Cedar, eastern red Cedar, northern white Cedar, incense Cedar, southern white Cedar, western red Celery, Celeriac Cell-from-hell

(dinoflagellate) Cellular slime mold

Aleurites moluccana Alsophila pometaria and others Canna edulis and other Canna spp. and hybrids Cucumis melo Carum carvi Elettaria cardamomum Rangifer tarandus Dianthus caryophyllus Stipa tenacissima Copernicia cerifera Ceratonia siliqua Molluginaceae Daucus carota Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae) Anacardium occidentale Manihot esculenta Cinnamomum cassias Catalpa spp.

larval stage of member of Order Lepidoptera, Phylum Arthropoda, Kingdom Animalia Nepeta cataria Typha spp.

Brassica oleracea var. botrytis (= B. oleracea var. cauliflora)9 Calathea lutea Chamaecyparis thyoides Juniperus virginiana Thuja occidentalis Calocedrus decurrens Chamaecyparis thyoides Thuja plicata Apium graveolens

Pfiestera piscicida member of Phylum Acrasiomy-cota, Kingdom Protista

6. Although the generic name was given in honor of Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz, an early 19th century German naturalist and surgeon, the name was first published as Eschscholzia, making the spelling Eschscholtzia an orthographic variant.

7. More than 80 species of Camellia and 2,000 horticultural varieties are recognized, with most of the ornamental varieties having been derived from C. japonica and C. sasanqua. The late George Petersen of Chico, California, produced 700 of the horticultural varieties. Other important members of the genus include C. sinensis (tea), and C. oleifera, whose seeds yield tea tree oil.

8. This should not be confused with the genus Cassia, the source of senna in the Legume Family, or cassie, a perfume oil whose source is Acacia farne-siana, another member of the Legume Family.

9. Broccoli and cauliflower are two different forms of the same variety.

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