Are you here looking for bushes with names that end with “P’? Well, look no further. You will find all of them listed here, along with a brief description. Read on to learn more!
Ranunculus or buttercup is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae consisting of about 600 species. Buttercups are mostly perennial, but some species are annual herbaceous and aquatic plants. The plant has rosette leaves with no stipule and bears single to three flowers that are green, white, red, or yellow in color.
2. Cancer jalap
Phytolacca americana or cancer jalap is a poisonous herbaceous perennial plant in the pokeweed family Phytolaceae. This plant can grow up to 2.4 meters tall with simple leaves on a green to purple stem and large white taproot. The plant parts are toxic and can harm humans and animals, although reports have been made that in Appalachia they are used as food by boiling several times before cooking. Generally, they are grown as an attractive ornamental plant due to their berries.
3. Cape Cowslip
Cape cowslip or Lachenalia is a genus of bulbous perennial plants belonging to the family Asparagaceae which are native to Namibia and South Africa. The genus has about 115 species; most of them have a dormancy period. They are commonly grown as garden plants.
Primula veris or cowslip is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Primulaceae. They are native to Europe and western Asia. This evergreen plant can grow up to 25 cm tall, with rosette leaves and dark yellow flowers during the spring season. Cowslip leaves are used in Spanish cuisine, while the flowers are used to add flavor to wine and vinegar.
5. Indian Hemp
Apocynum cannabinum or more commonly known as Indian hemp is an herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the family Apocynaceae. This genus is native to North America and can grow up to 2 meters tall with red stems containing latex that can cause skin infections. All plant parts are considered toxic, although the seeds may be edible when ground into powder. The plant is also a source of fiber and ingredients in making chewing gums.
Kingcup is the alternative name of Caltha palustris. It is a small to medium perennial plant belonging to the family Ranunculaceae. They grow in wetlands, ditches, and wet woodlands in the Northern Hemisphere. This herbaceous plant grows up to 80 cm high with kidney-shaped leaves and a goblet-shaped flower where its generic name is derived from. They are commonly planted as ornamental plants, although the shoots and buds are edible when cooked.
Oxlip is the common name of Primula elatior, a species of flowering plants belonging to the family Primulaceae native to parts of Europe. This herbaceous, semi-evergreen perennial plant reaches up to 30 cm in height and has rosette leaves and light yellow flowers that bloom in spring. They are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants.
Pastinaca sativa, or parsnip in common language, is a biennial plant that belongs to the flowering plant family Apiaceae. Parsnip has rough-haired pungent leaves and fleshy edible taproots similar to carrots but white in color. However, the plant’s leaves and shoots contain sap that can be harmful which may cause skin problems if not handled carefully.
9. Scotch cap
Rubus occidentalis or scotch cap is a species of Rubus native to eastern North America. This deciduous shrub can reach up to 3 meters tall, with thorny shoots and pinnate leaves, and produces edible rounded berries. The fruit is rich in anthocyanine pigments which lead to it being useful as a natural dye.
Galanthus or snowdrop is a small genus of 20 species of bulbous perennial herbaceous plants belonging to the family Amaryllidaceae. The plant has two leaves and white drooping flowers. They are commonly grown as ornamental plants although certain species are reported to have been used in studies for the development of treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
11. Water hyssop
Water hyssop is the common name of Bacopa monnieri. It is a species of non-aromatic creeping herb that grows in wetlands. The plant has oblong succulent leaves which are 4-6 mm in thickness and is arranged oppositely on stems with white small flowers. The plant is used in Indian traditional medicine and is claimed to help improve memory and treat various ailments.