Scientific Name

Pine, southern yellow—see Pine, loblolly, Pine, longleaf,

Pine, shortleaf, and Pine, slash Pine, stone—see Pine, European stone, and Pine, Mexican stone

Pine, sugar Pine, western white Pine, western yellow Pine, Wollemi Pineapple Pinedrops Pistachio Pitcher plant Pitcher plant, Asian Plantain

Plastic, fungus used in production of Plasticizers, source of oil for Plover

Plum, European23 Podocarps, New Zealand timber Podocarps, ornamental

Poinsettia Poison ivy Poison oak Poison sumac Polyanthus

Pomegranate Poor man's pepper Popcorn Poplar

Poppy (see also

California poppy) Poppy Family Poppy, bush Poppy, Mexican Poppy, opium Poppy, Oriental Poppy, prickly (Fig. 24.5) Porcupine

Pinus lambertiana Pinus monticola Pinus ponderosa Wollemia nobilis Ananas comosus Pterospora spp. Pistacia vera

Sarracenia spp. and others Nepenthes spp. and others Plantago spp. (cooking bananas, also called plantains, are mostly Musa x paradisiaca)

Aspergillus terreus Euphorbia agascae Charadrius spp. and others Prunus domestica23 Podocarpus dacrydoides, P. totara

Podocarpus macrophylla, P. nagi, and others Euphorbia pulcherrima Toxicodendron radicans Toxicodendron diversilobum Toxicodendron vernix Primula polyanthus and hybrids

Punica granatum Lepidium virginicum Zea mays (horticultural variety) Populus spp.

Papaver spp. and others Papaveraceae Dendromecon rigida Hunnemannia spp. Papaver somniferum Papaver orientale Argemone glauca Erethizon spp., Hystrix spp.24

22. Species of Amaranthus in the Amaranth family (Amaranthaceae) and Chenopodium in the Goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae) have been called pigweeds, and both families have also been referred to as the Pigweed family. Because of this many botanists prefer to refer to the Amaranthaceae as the Amaranth family and the Chenopodiaceae as the Goosefoot family. Most Amaranthus spp. are called amaranths and most Chenopodium spp. are called goosefoot, although the widespread weed Chenopodium album is popularly called lamb's quarters. Pig's weed (Oryza sp.) is completely unrelated to either of the two families just mentioned; it is a grass related to rice.

23. Although the European plum was involved in the development of the majority of older plum varieties more than 600 varieties of plum have been developed from American plums such as Prunus subcordata and P. americana, along with various hybrids involving at least one American parent.

24. Hystrix is also a name for a genus of grasses.

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