Painting Lists

Below are the lists, supplied to us by Eden, of plants they would particularly like painting members to submit to the Florilegium. Most of these plants can be found at Eden or locally in Cornwall.

To find out if a plant has already been chosen, or to choose a plant to paint, please contact Laura Silburn ( Please do check whether a plant is already being painted before starting work!

Freaky Nature Painting List

Scientific Name Common Name Plant Description
Actaea pachypoda White Baneberry, Doll’s Eyes Cardiogenic White Berries
Amorphophallus Titan Arum Plants that stink, fruits in winter, over by Feb.
Anastatica hierochuntica Rose of Jericho Resurrection Plant, Tumbleweed
Aristolochia elegans Elegant Dutchman’s Pipe, Calico Flower Freaky flowers
Aristolochia fimbriata White-veined Dutchman’s Pipe Freaky flowers
Asplenium bulbiferum Mother Spleenwort, Hen and Chicken Fern Wacky fern
Biophytum sensitivum Life Plant, Mukkutty, Sensitive Plant Plants that Move, medicinal
Breynia nivosa ‘Roseo-picta’ Snowbush The variegated leaves make the plant look as if it has been snowed upon or frosted even though it is a tropical plant. Flowers are tiny.
Calliandra haematocephala Powder Puff Plant Weird ‘fluffy’ flowers, flowering seems to have finished Feb.
Canna indica Indian Shot Plant Unusual seeds
Canna x generalis Indian Shot Plant Unusual seeds
Citrus medica var. digitata Buddha’s Hand Freaky Fruit, fruit looks like a hand
Cuphea ilavea ‘Tiny Mice’ Bat Face Black flowers
Cyperus papyrus Papyrus Sedge, Paper Reed Kids
Dracunculus vulgaris Voodoo Lily, Black Arum, Dragon Lily Plants that stink
Hylocereus undatus Dragon Fruit Night-flowering cactus
Kalanchoe diagremontiana Mother of Thousands, Devil’s Backbone Kids
Lodoicea maldivica Co Co de Mer Freaky seed
Lygodium japonicum Japanese Climbing Fern On Florida noxious weed list
Medusagyne oppositifolia Jellyfish Tree Weird small flowers and seed cases which look like jellyfish. Very rare.
Mimosa pudica Sensitive Plant, Touch-me-not Plants that Move
Myrciaria cauliflora Jaboticaba Weird black fruits growing straight from branches and trunks. Flowers look like lichen. Fruits in the tropical biome in February. Flowers in the winter.
Myrmecodia echinata Ant Plant Wacky homes
Nepeta cataria Catnip, Catmint, Catwort Cats love this
Nertera granadensis Pin-cushion Plant, Coral Bead Plant Wacky berries
Ochna serrulata Mickey Mouse Plant, Bird’s Eye Bush Kids,
Opuntia echinocarpa Prickly Pear, Silver Cholla Spiny cactus with yellow flowers in spring.
Ornithogalum caudatum False Sea Onion, Pregnant Onion Wacky bulb
Oxalis corymbosa Pink Wood Sorrell Plants that move
Platycerium bifurcatum Staghorn Fern Wacky fern
Quercus suber Cork Oak Tree Bark is made from cork.
Rhodochiton atrosanguineum Chinese Purple Bell Vine Purple bell-shaped flowers
Sarracenia leucophylla Sarracenia Carnivorous plant
Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa Sarracenia Carnivorous plant
Sarracenia rubra ssp. alabamensis Sarracenia Carnivorous plant
Sarracenia x readii Sarracenia Carnivorous plant
Selaginella lepidophylla Spike Moss, False Rose of Jericho, Resurrection Plant, Tumbleweed
Selenicereus grandiflorus Queen of the Night Flowers at night
Senecio rowleyanus String of Pearls, String of Beads Spherical leaves
Sparrmannia africana African Hemp Plants that move, anthers move
Stapelia variegata Starfish Cactus Plants that stink
Strongylodon macrobotrys Jade Vine Amazing colour
Tacca leontopoloides Polynesian Arrowroot Bat Flower family
Tetrastigma leucostaphyllum No common name Tropical vine which has a weird parasite, could be painted together with this.
Tillandsia usneoides Spanish Moss Air plant, related to pineapples

Medicinal Plants Painting List

Scientific Name Common Name Plant Description
Aloe vera Aloe Treats burns and sunburn
Aloyisia citrodora Lemon Verbena Antiseptic, insect repellant, relaxant
Artemesia annua Sweet Wormwood Potential cure for AIDS and malaria
Biophytum sensitivum Life Plant, Mukkutty, Sensitive Plant Plants that Move, medicinal
Catharanthus roseus Madagascan periwinkle, Rosy Periwinkle
Chamaemelum nobile Chamomile Anti-stress, aids sleep. Lightens hair
Digitalis lanata Foxglove Cardiac treatment
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove Cardiac treatment
Dioscorea discolor Yam Diosgenin extract is basis of contraceptive pill
Echinacea purpurea Purple Cone Flower Treatment of colds and flu
Ephedera Ephedera/Ephedra Treatment for asthma and hayfever. Performance enhancing drug
Eucalyptus globulus Eucalyptus Used to make throat pastilles and cough syrups
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo Believed to improve memory and concentration
Gynura procumbens Longevity Spinach Thai treatment for diabetes
Hypericum perforatum St. John’s Wort Anti-depressant
Inula helenium Elecampane, scabwort, elfswort Treatment for coughs and asthma. Used to produce absinthe
Iris germanica var. florentina Orris Used in the production of gin and perfumes
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Grosso’ Lavendar Healing properties
Melaleuca alternifolia Tea Tree Antiseptic
Narcissus ‘Carlton’ Large-cupped Daffodil Galanthaminefor used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
Oenothera deltoides Dune evening primrose
Papaver somniferum Opium Poppy Medicinal
Pogostemon cablin Patchouli Relaxing properties
Senna alexandrina Senna/Canna Laxative
Seronoa repens Saw Palmetto Treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostate cancer
Sutherlandia frutescens Cancer bush, balloon pea Cure for AIDS and cancer
Taxus baccata Yew, English Yew Treatment for breast cancer
Taxus brevifolia Yew, Pacific Yew, Western Yew Treatment for breast cancer
Valerian officinalis Valerian

Plants that Changed the World Painting List

Scientific Name Common Name Plant Description
Artocarpus altilis Breadfruit Food plant
Avena sativa Oats Food plant
Camellia sinensis Tea Food plant
Cannabis sativa Hemp Used in manufacturing
Cinchona pubescens Quinine Medicinal and Food Plant
Coffea arabica Coffee Food plant
Dioscorea alata Yam Food plant
Glycine max Soybean Food plant
Hevea brasiliensis Para Rubber Used in manufacturing
Hordeum vulgare Barley Food plant
Lycopersicon esculentum Tomato Food plant
Manihot esculenta Cassava Food plant
Nicotiana tabacum Tobacco Used to make tobacco
Oryza sativa Rice Food plant
Papaver somniferum Opium Poppy Medicinal
Pennisetum spp. Millet Food plant
Saccharum officinarum Sugarcane Food plant
Secale cereale Rye Food Plant
Solanum tuberosum Potato Food plant
Sorghum bicolor Sorghum Food plant
Zea mays Corn Food plant

Cornish Wildflowers Painting List

Scientific Name Common Name
Ajuga repens Bugle
Angelica sylvestris Wild Angelica
Anthyllis vulneraria Kidney vetch
Athyrium filix-femina Lady Fern
Betula pubescens Downy Birch
Calluna vulgaris Heather
Carex pendula Pendulous Sedge
Centaurium erythraea Common Centaury
Chamerion angustifolium Rosebay Willowherb
Corylus avellana Hazel
Daucus carota subsp. Gummifer Sea Carrot
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove
Dryopteris affinis ssp. Affinis Golden Scaly Male Fern
Echium vulgare Viper’s Bugloss
Erica tetralix Cross-leaved Heath/Bell Heather
Eupatorium cannabinum Hemp Agrimony
Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet
Fraxinus excelsior Ash
Gallium aparine Cleavers
Geranium pratense Meadow Cranesbill
Heracleum sphondylium Hogweed
Hypericum perforatum St. John’s Wort
Iris foetidissima Stinking Iris
Jasione montana Sheep’s Bit Scabious
Juncus effusus Juncus effusus
Juniperus cordata Juniper
Lathyrus pratensis Meadow Vetchling
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy
Lythrum salicaria Purple Loosestrife
Malva moschata Musk Mallow
Narthecium ossifragum Bog Asphodel
Papaver rhoeas Common Poppy
Parentucellia viscosa Yellow Bartsia
Pedicularis sylvatica Lousewort
Potentilla erecta Tormentil
Quercus petraea Sessile Oak
Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup
Rubus fruticosus Bramble
Rumex acetosa Common Sorrel
Salix caprea Goat Willow
Scilla autumnalis Autumn Squill
Scilla verna Spring squill
Stachys officinalis Betony
Thymus politichus ssp. britannicus Wild Thyme
Ulmus minor subsp. Angustifolia Cornish Elm
Verbascum thapsus Great Mullein