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


Kniphofia Painting List (Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae)

Nu Genus species Cultivar AGM discription of flower colour flowering times
1 Kniphofia baurii Bees’ Sunset AGM golden yellow streaked with deep apricot May-July
2 Kniphofia   Brimstone AGM    
3 Kniphofia angustifolia Barton Fever AGM twarny buds open to apricot August – October
4 Kniphofia   Incandesce AGM red flushed orange bud opening to apricot July- September
5 Kniphofia galpinii   AGM slender orange June-August
6 Kniphofia   Moonstone AGM cream June-August
7 Kniphofia bruceae Buttercup AGM golden yellow June – July
8 Kniphofia northiae   AGM stumpy coral and cream April-June
9 Kniphofia   Penny Rockets AGM bright red July-November
10 Kniphofia   Samuels Sensation AGM red/orange July-September
11 Kniphofia   Coral Flame AGM    
12 Kniphofia ensifolia Fiery Fred AGM fiery red July – October
13 Kniphofia   Primrose Upward AGM pale yellow May-July September-November
14 Kniphofia thomsonii var. thomsonii Stern’s Trip AGM pale orange mid summer -mid autumn
15 Kniphofia   Royal Standard AGM red orange July-September
16 Kniphofia   Wrexham Buttercup AGM bright yellow August
17 Kniphofia   Rich Echoes AGM apricot yellow June-July September-October
18 Kniphofia   Sunningdale Yellow AGM yellow June-August
19 Kniphofia   Innocence AGM greeny browny cream striped July-September
20 Kniphofia   Nobilis AGM orange Augs-September
21 Kniphofia   Safranvogel AGM salmon cream June-July October-November
22 Kniphofia   Tawny King AGM    
23 Kniphofia   Jonathan AGM    
24 Kniphofia   Timothy AGM salmon peach July September
25 Kniphofia   Toffee Nosed AGM brownish orange fading to cream June-August
26 Kniphofia rooperi   AGM orange yellow september-November
27 Kniphofia citrina Creamsicle   soft orange June – November
28 Kniphofia   Lemon Popsicle   yellow June-October
29 Kniphofia   Orange Vanilla Popsicle   coral/cream June-October
30 Kniphofia   Papaya popsicle   orange red June-October
31 Kniphofia   Pineapple Popsicle   yellow June-October
32 Kniphofia   Redhot Popsicle   cinnamon red June-October
33 Kniphofia   Mango Popsicle   orange June-October
34 Kniphofia ensifolia First Sunrise   bright orange summer-autumn
35 Kniphofia   Jess’s Delight   cream   deeper bronze buds July-September
36 Kniphofia multiflora November Glory   yellow flowers from orange buds October- December
37 Kniphofia citrina Dingaan   Bronze yellow July – August
38 Kniphofia albescens Alcazar   red/orange June – August
39 Kniphofia   Amazing Fun   red with white skirt July-September
40 Kniphofia baurii Bees Lemon   lemon with green tips July – September
41 Kniphofia baurii Border Ballet (SEED)   cream to pink late summer to early autumn
42 Kniphofia   Nancys Red   deep coral red July-October
43 Kniphofia   Yellow Cheer   golden yellow late autumn early winter
44 Kniphofia   Old Court Seedling   orange June-July
45 Kniphofia drepanophylla Drummore Apricot   Apricot June – August
46 Kniphofia drepanophylla Ember Glow – Tneg   orange august-November
47 Kniphofia   Elvira   red June – September
48 Kniphofia galpinii Fire Glow – Tnfg   red/orange August till frost
49 Kniphofia galpinii Goldelse   pale golden yellow May- September
50 Kniphofia gracilis Green Jade   green becoming cream late summer to early autumn
51 Kniphofia   John Benary   seaing wax red  
52 Kniphofia   Jenny Bloom   cream from coral buds June-July
53 Kniphofia thomsonii Kichocheo   soft apricot yellow August-November
54 Kniphofia albescens Amsterdam   deep orange July- September
55 Kniphofia brachystachya Bressingham Comet   yellow hanging to flame yellow August – October
56 Kniphofia   Candy Apple   shades of orange  
57 Kniphofia ensifolia Flamenco   yellow/orange/red  
58 Kniphofia   Luna   rich yellow May-July August-December
59 Kniphofia   Minister Verschuur   Apricot June-July
60 Kniphofia   Mermaiden   pale green July-September
61 Kniphofia triangularis ssp. Triangularis Light of the World   pale orange August-October
62 Kniphofia   Little Maid   cream June-November
63 Kniphofia   Express   deep orange/salmon red early flowering
64 Kniphofia   Painted Lady   cream flowers coral orange buds June-September
65 Kniphofia   Star of Baden-baden   greeny lemony gold April-June July-September
66 Kniphofia   Tuckii   muddy coral/yellow May-July
67 Kniphofia   Primulina   red and yellow  
68 Kniphofia   Percy’s Pride   green fading to cream July-October
69 Kniphofia   Vanilla   pale yellow Jly-September
70 Kniphofia   Yellow Hammer   pure sulpur yellow June-September
71 Kniphofia   Ice Queen   green buds opening to pale yellow earlyto mid autumn
72 Kniphofia   Limelight   canary yellow early autumn
73 Kniphofia caulescens John May   pink bud opening to coral flower October – November
74 Kniphofia caulescens Coral Breakers   coral June – july
75 Kniphofia ensifolia Gladness   Apricot June – July
76 Kniphofia citrina Cobra   dark bronze budsopening to copper yellow July -September
77 Kniphofia   Pfitzeri   orange yellow August
78 Kniphofia citrina Dorset Sentry   clear bright yellow July – October
79 Kniphofia   Vesta   dark yellow September
80 Kniphofia   Tetbury torch   apricot yellow August-September
81 Kniphofia   Shining Sceptre   yellow August
82 Kniphofia   Red Rocket   red June-August
83 Kniphofia   Sherbert Lemon   yellow July-Setember
84 Kniphofia hirsuta Traffic Light   red yellow green  
85 Kniphofia   Strawberries and Cream   cream flowers coral pink buds late summer – early autumn
86 Kniphofia   Royal Castle   orane, red, yellow June-August
87 Kniphofia gracilis Hen and Chickens   pale greenish cream flowers August-October
88 Kniphofia galpinii Goldfinch   green and golden yellow June-July
89 Kniphofia brachystachya Bressingham Sunbeam   soft yellow-soft orange July – September
90 Kniphofia brachystachya Bressingham Yellow   mid yellow  
91 Kniphofia   Champagne      
92 Kniphofia   Coral Sceptre      
93 Kniphofia   Start Early      
94 Kniphofia   Herzonii